Making the Connection Between Climate and Fisheries
An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Jon Hare, multiple studies have found that about two-thirds of the fish populations on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf are moving northwards
RICH PRESS/JON HARE | FISHERIES.NOAA.GOV | 02/26/15 | OOI/TS
Hare discusses how fish are shifting their distributions in response to climate change and how those shifts ripple through the ecosystem … we need to increase our ability to forecast fish populations even as climate change drives them in unpredictable directions. That will require increased collaboration between fisheries biologists, oceanographers, and climate scientists.
Hurricane History Told in Layers of Pond Muck
TOM DUNLOP | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 02/26/15 | OOI/TS
The critical point, Mr. Donnelly said, is that with the help of man, sea surface temperatures today already exceed those of the prehistoric past, and they continue to rise at rapid rates
Hurricanes may begin to strike the southern New England coastline more often and more ferociously than at any time since colonial settlement, according to Jeff Donnelly, the lead scientist in a new study (conducted in a coastal pond just across Vineyard Sound) that offers evidence of ancient and mighty hurricane landfalls in the northeast.
Study Reveals Cape Cod's Surprisingly Stormy Past
HEATHER GOLDSTONE/DR. JEFF DONNELLY | CAPEANDISLANDS.ORG | 02/26/15 | OOI/TS
Radio Interview of lead scientist for study from WHOI
Donnelly says this study yields two lessons. First and foremost, we've developed our coastlines without any appreciation for our true vulnerability to hurricanes. Secondly, with ocean temperatures now even higher than they were in the first millenium, we could be in for some truly wild weather in decades to come.
TV Meteorologists Should Say It Loud and Clear: Climate Change Is Here
AMY GOODMAN | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 02/26/15 | WCC
The public depends on broadcasters for most of their news and information … How could a drought in California be related to Niagara Falls freezing over thousands of miles away? People aren’t stupid. The daily deluge of sensational weather reporting must include explanations of the deeper changes occurring to our entire planet.
MVC Executive Director Search Attracts Strong Interest
OLIVIA HULL | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 02/26/15 | OOI
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will choose a new director from a pool of 33 candidates. A nationwide search that concluded last week received a “good response” from applicants, Doug Sederholm, chairman of the search committee, told the Gazette by phone this week … The commission will conduct public interviews in late March or early April.
Sea levels in Northeast jumped 5 inches in just 2 years, study finds
ANDREW FREEDMAN | MASHABLE.COM | 02/26/15 | OOI/TS
As global warming-related sea level rise continues, these smaller-scale sea level fluctuations are likely to be more frequent and damaging, climate scientists told Mashable. "When superimposed on long-term and gradual sea level rise, 2009-10 type extreme sea level events will pose an even higher coastal flooding risk"
Obama’s Trade Agenda Smacks Down the Climate
'These trade agreements fuel an extractive form of globalization that has negatively impacted jobs and inequality, and have also been devastating for the climate.'
BEN LILLISTON | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 02/26/15 | E/PP
This week 40 groups—many of them focusing on rural and community-based responses to climate change—wrote Congress calling for the rejection of Fast Track trade authority, which would speed through two mega trade deals without fully assessing their impacts on the climate. The letter is timely.
Why we must protect and restore our wetlands
ED DEWITT | CAPECODTIMES.COM | 02/26/15 | OOI
This past month’s blizzards and storms once again provided Cape Codders an important reminder of the value of salt marshes as a key part of our coastal defenses. Storm surges and floodwaters were absorbed and soaked up by these marshes.
Counting the Cost of the Global Biofuels Boom
KELLY STONE | SMARTERFUELFUTURE.ORG | 02/25/15 | PP
There are 64 countries in the world that have mandates for the consumption of biofuels … Government mandates create an inflexible demand for biofuel crops, driving up the cost of food and making prices more volatile … as the mandates increase, families … are being kicked off their land to make way for biofuels plantations.
Beyond the market-state: decentralising power in a sharing society
At a time when governments are failing abysmally to mitigate climate change, reduce inequality or end poverty, the key to creating a more equal and sustainable world is establishing participative forms of political engagement at all levels of society – from the local to the global.
RAJESH MAKWANA | SHARING.ORG | 02/19/15 | PP
Is the long-championed ideal of a truly democratic state now a lost cause? Should concerned citizens and activists turn their attention instead to establishing sustainable economic alternatives within their towns and communities? Or should we all be doing much more to ensure that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"?
The President Should Not Only Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline but Stop it Permanently
ROBERT REICH | FACEBOOK.COM | 02/19/15 | PP
The President says he’ll veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He should do more, and put an end to the project altogether. He has the authority. Oil from Alberta’s tar sands is the dirtiest in the world … Please tell the White House to veto it permanently. VIDEO:
Key Leadership Qualities
The following letter was sent to Doug Sederholm, chairman of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission executive director search committee
BRUCE NEVIN | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 02/19/15 | OOI
I urge you to ensure that the criteria for seeking and selecting a new director for the commission prominently and centrally include issues of climate change. We will be dealing with challenges of sea level, weather, habitat change, and economic consequences which are very difficult to predict in detail.
Tesla Battery Looks To Disrupt Home, Office Power Consumption
Tesla Motors' plans to introduce a battery that can be used for home and office energy storage lends credence to a burgeoning industry that is transforming the way we consume power.
THOMAS CLAYBURN | INFORMATIONWEEK.COM | 02/19/15 | DL
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced his intention to unveil a Tesla home battery for use in residences and businesses during his company's earnings call on Feb. 12. "We have the design done and it should start going into production probably about six months or so," said Musk.
Legislating Clean Energy
The correct e-addresses are: Daniel.Wolf@masenate.gov and email@example.com
PETER CABANA | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 02/19/15 | OOI
Others in the state should be allowed to expeditiously form cooperatives and produce as much unencumbered clean electricity as possible and not be delayed in getting their electricity interconnected to the grid. The best way to accomplish this is with revised legislation.
Support for alternate energy
The correct e-addresses are: Daniel.Wolf@masenate.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBERT A. PACI | MVTIMES.COM | 02/19/15 | OOI
I think it’s time to come to grips with reality. Judging from recent news on fusion reactors, there isn’t going to be cheap, safe power in a bottle in the near future. We’ve got wind and the sun, both viable competitors to stinky pollution, and that’s it. One man’s aesthetics is another man’s lifeline.
Doctors Worldwide Blast TPP's 'Chilling Effect' on Health, Climate Protections
While U.S. corporations have been involved in negotiations, 'health agencies have been forced to rely on leaks,' physicians point out in letter to be published Saturday
DEIRDRE FULTON | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 02/19/15 | ENV
The corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), along with the equally troubling Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), "threaten the ability of governments worldwide to provide affordable health care and to put in place health and environmental laws that protect public health and mitigate health inequity."
Plan B? What Happened to Plan A?
Why we shouldn’t fund geoengineering experimentation, and what we still need to learn about the climate
PAT MOONEY | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 02/11/15 | PP
If the US or other powerful governments accept geoengineering as a plausible “Plan B,” Plan A will evaporate faster than Congressional bipartisanship. The fossil fuel industry is desperate to protect between $20 and $28 trillion in booked assets that can only be extracted if the corporations are allowed to overshoot GHG-emissions.
Massachusetts Global Divestment Day, Feb 12 at the State House
350MA | DOCUMENT | 02/11/15 | DR
The 350Mass divestment team has pulled together an incredible line-up of events here in Massachusetts for Thursday, February 12! Join us as we call on our legislators to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to divest its pension from fossil fuels.
House Votes To Force Approval Of The Keystone XL Pipeline
KATIE VALENTINE | CLIMATEPROGRESS.ORG | 02/12/15 | PP
Better get your veto stamp ready, President Obama. The House voted 270-152 Wednesday to pass legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline … If the president does veto the bill, it will be the in his career that he’s used his veto authority. Right now, it doesn’t look like the House or Senate would get the two-thirds majority that it would take to override the veto.
Scientists and economists call on Obama and Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
JENNIFER SKENE | SWITCHBOARD.NRDC.ORG | 02/12/15 | KXL
Earlier today, ninety-five scientists and economists released a letter urging President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, calling it a "step in the wrong direction" if the Obama administration is serious about addressing climate change.
Vineyard Power and corporate partner win offshore wind lease
The local power cooperative and an international energy developer can begin developing wind power 12 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.
STEVE MYRICK | MVTIMES.COM | 02/06/15 | OOI
The federal government last week awarded Offshore MW and its local partner Vineyard Power Cooperative the exclusive right to begin development of offshore wind power on a 166,886-acre tract in ocean waters about 12 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.
Progress on Journey to Energy Independence
JOHN ABRAMS | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 02/06/15 | OOI
We have, in this country and on this planet, an unprecedented challenge ahead. Climate change … it’s what we live with, right now, today, and it has us on a knife edge … Deep energy system de-carbonization will require tremendous innovation, rapid improvement in every critical technology area, and robust policies to ensure large-scale adoption of renewables.
Squibnocket's Long Road
EDITORIALS | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 02/06/15 | OOI
Should development be allowed in fragile coastal areas, and if allowed, do those who choose to live there have a right to reliable access? Knowing that barriers will only slow, not stop erosion, do we build for the short term or let natural forces take their course?
What Do the Latest Climate Assessments Tell Us about Nor’easters?
Region where nor’easters prowl is also where we find the most pronounced turn toward extreme rainfall and snowfall
BOB HENSON | WUNDERGROUND.COM | 02/01/15 | OOI
The most comprehensive report to date on our nation’s climate is the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment, released early in 2014. It found that the trend toward intensified precipitation is stronger in the Northeast than in any other part of the country.
Obama Moves To Protect Against Flooding From Rising Sea Levels
KATE SHEPPARD | HUFFINGTONPOST.COM | 02/01/15 | PP
Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing federal, state and local agencies to incorporate projections for sea level rise in planning and construction along the coasts. The new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard requires that all federally funded projects located in floodplains, including buildings and roads, be built to withstand flooding.
Why Is the 'Climate President' Approving More Oil Drilling?
MIYOKO SAKASHITA | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 02/01/15 | PP
Last week Obama rightly declared in his SOTU address: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." This week, the Obama administration announced plans to open up the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling and offer more lease sales in the sensitive Arctic waters off Alaska.
Governors' Big Oil-assisted lobbying pays off in Obama's Atlantic drilling plan
SUE STURGIS | SOUTHERNSTUDIES.ORG | 02/01/15 | E
The governors' pro-drilling campaign had significant help from Big Oil: A recent Center for Public Integrity (CPI) investigation found the OCSGC has a close relationship with HBW Resources, an energy lobbying firm acting on behalf of the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an oil industry-funded advocacy group.
Presente.org Statement on Passage of Senate Keystone XL Bill
ARTURO CARMONA | PRESENTE.ORG | 02/01/15 | A
“Apparently the 2016 Republican strategy for the Latino vote is to bash us, pollute our communities, and then tear our families apart. Today’s vote by Republicans … is a slap in the face to Latinos nationwide on the front lines of toxic fossil fuel pollution and climate change-fueled extreme weather, droughts, and flooding."
The Heat is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism
SALENS TRAMEL | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 02/01/15 | A
Growing movements of those on the frontlines of climate disruption argue that the high-level political remedies touted at venues such as the COP amount to false promises and leave out marginalized voices. Via Campesina is perhaps the most prominent of these movements, with more than 250 million peasant, pastoralist, and indigenous members from around the world.
Something Really, Really Terrible Is About to Happen to Our Coral
TOM PHILPOTT | MOTHERJONES.COM | 02/01/15 | ENV
Before the 1980s, large-scale coral bleaching had never been observed before, Eakin says. After that, regionally isolated bleaching began to crop up, drawing the attention of marine scientists. Then, in 1998, an unusually strong El Niño warming phase caused ocean temperatures to rise, triggering the first known global bleaching event in Earth's history.
Scientists Are Clear: Big Winter Storms Influenced by Warming Planet
Warmer oceans and atmosphere likely contributing to the two to three feet of snowfall expected to blanket much of the Northeast
LAUREN MCCAULEY | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 01/27/15 | ENV
Such conditions come as no surprise to many climate scientists due to increasingly warmer ocean and atmospheric temperatures as a result of human-driven climate change …"Big snowfall, big rainstorms, we've been saying this for years … More very large events becoming more common is what you would expect with climate change, particularly in the Northeast."
Obama Proposal to Open Atlantic Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling Slammed As 'Horrible''
Despite the continued rhetoric by the president, his administration continues to push us in the wrong direction of climate change.'
SARAH LAZARE | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 01/27/15 | ENV
"From the perspective of the Atlantic Coast, this is horrible," Bill Snape, senior counsel to the Center for Biological Diversity, told Common Dreams. "This is an area that has been off limits to drilling, and the reason is that no one but the oil industry wants drilling there.
The rate of sea-level rise is ‘far worse than previously thought,’ study says
TERRENCE MCCOY | WASHINGTONPOST.COM | 01/24/15 | OOI
Researchers have come up with a new and improved way of measuring the rise in the sea level … It has yielded what appears to be a much more accurate picture of the oceans and suggests previous studies had severely underestimated the acceleration of recent sea rise.
Connecting the Dots for the Future
CHRIS RIGER | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 01/24/15 | OOI
Since it is likely that the new MVC director may be required in the next year, for instance, to spearhead a top-notch vulnerability assessment for all the Island towns, the search committee may have more work to do in the area of self-education and more clarity to bring to the next phase of the selection process.
‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts
JOE ROMM | CLIMATEPROGRESS.ORG | 01/24/15 | TS
“Scientists have long suspected that extra ocean heat uptake has slowed the rise of global average temperatures ... But the heat uptake is by no means permanent: when the trade wind strength returns to normal –- as it inevitably will –- our research suggests heat will quickly accumulate in the atmosphere."
Sound the retreat
Chilmark is looking at a term relatively new to us — managed retreat
CHRIS MURPHY | MVTIMES.COM | 01/24/15 | OOI
Over the past several years, we have put more than $50 million dollars into the three bridges, all on barrier beaches, that lead into Oak Bluffs, and not a dime into the Barnes Road/County Road access that is the only one that will be passable in a major storm.
A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels
Anyone who stopped investing in the fossil fuel industries had an inherent financial advantage in 2014
EMILY SCHWARTZ GRECO | OTHERWORDS.ORG | 01/24/15 | DR
Divestment foes also claim that the movement probably won’t directly hurt asset prices for fossil fuels. That’s beside the point now. The oil, gas, and coal industries are pulling the rug out from under their own assets by drilling and mining more than the market can bear.
Talk to the Hand: Engagement With Fossil Fuel Companies Offers Little Promise
SHELLEY ALPERN | TRIPPLEPUNDIT.COM | 01/24/15 | DR
As a long-time shareholder activist, I’ve spent more time than I can calculate filing shareholder proposals and engaging in conversation with fossil fuel companies, often in collaboration with major pension funds with large positions in such companies … Decades of such engagement, however, have produced strikingly little result.
Sea level correction
Increase has been more intense than previously understood, study says
PETER REUELL | NEWS.HARVARD.EDU | 01/17/15 | TS
“Melting ice sheets cause global mean sea level to rise. Understanding this contribution is critical in a warming world.” … "Unfortunately, our new lower rate of sea-level rise prior to 1990 means that the sea-level acceleration that resulted in higher rates over the last 20 years is really much larger than anyone thought.”
Dear Pope An Open Video letter from the survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan
PEOPLE SURGE | DEARPOPE.ORG | 01/17/15 | A
The Pope is preparing to issue a historic call to action on climate change to 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. In preparation he is visiting the island of Leyte in the Philippines, the region devastated by 2013's Typhoon Yolanda, the strongest typhoon in history.
Harvard defies divestment campaigners and invests tens of millions of dollars in fossil fuels
Campaigners protest over ‘blood money’ investments that come ahead of a lawsuit brought by students over Harvard’s refusal to divest from companies that cause climate change
SUZANNE GOLDENBERG | THEGUARDIAN.COM | 01/17/15 | DR
The new investments increased Harvard’s stake in oil and gas companies – including those involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and fracking – from $11.8m (£7.8m) to about $79.5m, according to an analysis of (SEC) filings by campus divestment activists. … “It is making money out of something we see as fundamentally illicit.”
That Was Easy: In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth
Pair of new studies show how various forms of human activity, driven by a flawed economic system and vast consumption, is laying waste to Earth's natural systems
JON QUEALLY | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 01/17/15 | E
"When we first aggregated these datasets, we expected to see major changes but what surprised us was the timing. Almost all graphs show the same pattern. The most dramatic shifts have occurred since 1950. We can say that around 1950 was the start of the Great Acceleration," says Steffen.
Updated Ocean Plan Steps Back from Sand Mining, Protects Sea Ducks
OLIVIA HULL | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 01/17/15 | OOI
Instead, it calls for the formation of a task force which will take a step back … “I think, wisely, they listened to all the people, including the people from here, who were very thoughtful and very proactive in making those concerns known,” said Martha’s Vineyard Commission coastal planner Jo-Ann Taylor.
Pope Francis on climate change: “It is man who continuously slaps down nature”
The Pope is going to bat for climate action
LINDSAY ABRAMS | SALON.COM | 01/17/15 | A
“We have, in a sense, lorded it over nature, over Sister Earth, over Mother Earth,” he continued. “I think man has gone too far. Thank God that today there are voices that are speaking out about this.”
Stanford professors urge withdrawal from fossil fuel investments
Faculty members call on university to recognise urgency of climate change and divest from all oil, coal and gas companies
SUZANNE GOLDENBERG | THEGUARDIAN.COM | 01/17/15 | DR
“The alternative – for Stanford to remain invested in oil and gas companies – presents us with a paradox: if a university seeks to educate extraordinary youth so they may achieve the brightest possible future, what does it mean for that university simultaneously to invest in the destruction of that future?
NASA: Tropical Forests Key to Fighting Greenhouse Gases
New study finds tropical forests absorbing more carbon dioxide than previously thought
NADIA PRUPIS | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 01/17/15 | TS
"This is good news, because uptake in boreal forests is already slowing, while tropical forests may continue to take up carbon for many years," said Dr. David Schimel, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior research scientist and lead author of a paper on the study.
Town's Ban on Herbicides in Squibnocket Pond Upheld in Legal Action
JANE SEAGRAVE | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 01/17/15 | OOI
Chilmark town counsel Ronald H. Rappaport called the decision “a victory for the town’s right to protect its own natural resources,” and credited state Rep. Timothy Madden and Sen. Daniel Wolf with championing the town’s interests in the legislature.
Carbon Counterattack: How Big Oil Is Responding
to the Anti-Carbon Moment
These companies are not just employing conventional legal and corporate tactics to protect their position, they’re mounting a moral assault of their own
MICHAEL T. KLARE | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 01/11/15 | E
Preventing these catastrophes will involve sustained and dedicated effort … This will certainly require better educating people about the risks of climate change and the role played by fossil fuel combustion … But it will also require deconstructing and exposing the futuristic fantasies deployed by the fossil fuel companies to perpetuate their dominance.
Charlie Baker appoints controversial new energy team
Environmental advocates fear shift from Patrick’s policies
DAVID ABEL | BOSTONGLOBE.COM | 01/15/15 | OOI
An unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress who campaigned against government regulations, a former lobbyist for the region’s fossil fuel industry, and a senior executive at one of the state’s largest power companies will oversee energy policy for Governor Charlie Baker, administration officials said Monday.
Why the U.S./China Climate Deal Is Bad News for Climate
The world's two biggest polluters shouldn't be setting the terms for global climate talks
WALDEN BELLO | FPIF.ORG | 01/11/15 | PP
In short, the unilateral and non-transparent process of setting voluntary emissions cuts dashed hopes for setting up a more rigorous climate regime — one based on mandatory emissions cuts … “another fatal step in the strategic retreat from the Kyoto Protocol,” which had bound the developed countries to mandatory emissions cuts.
NStar, National Grid Sever Contracts With Cape Wind
ALEX ELVIN | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 01/12/15 | OOI
“It would be a travesty if delays caused by an interest group funded by one of the Koch brothers could stop a project that would make Massachusetts a leader in offshore wind and create good jobs and help mitigate climate change,” referring to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.
Earth Focus: Young Voices for the Planet
EARTH FOCUS | LINKTV.ORG | 01/15/15 | BC
Video Documentary on work of Lynne Cherry
I came to realize that if I shared with them success stories of other kids … when kids are engaged like that … I wanted to show kids they had power and I could do that by sharing their stories, what they were doing!
Search Is on for New MVC Director
OLIVIA HULL | VINEYARDGAZETTE.COM | 01/14/15 | OOI
A nationwide search has begun for a new executive director for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the regional planning agency for Dukes County. Candidates can apply for the position through the Collins Center website through Feb. 13. Once the applications are in, the Collins Center will conduct a preliminary screening.
The Research Is In: Regulations Alone Won’t Save Us From Climate Disaster
WENONAH HAUTER | FOODANDWATERWATCH.ORG | 01/14/15 | PP
There’s an implicit budget for methane emissions too, but widespread drilling and fracking would likewise break that limit. The EPA plans to issue regulations for methane leaking due to drilling and fracking, but this industry cannot be regulated properly … Policymakers would like to pretend they can have their cake and eat it too.
President Obama Needs to Follow the Empire State's Leadership on Banning Fracking
MARK RUFFALO | COMMONDREAMS.ORG | 01/1/15 | PP
You may ask why President Obama had Interior Secretary Jewell be the one to publicly push back on New York's fracking ban. The answer is likely simple. She is currently polishing up regulations to frack our national forests and federal lands, expected soon. This has to stop.
No to Cyanide and Fracking, from Romania to Brussels
I didn’t walk to Brussels to solve a Romanian issue
NICK MEYNEN | THISCHANGESEVERYTHING.ORG | 01/12/15 | A
My experience is not important—my message is important. The people resisting fracking in Romania are the ones who are suffering. In Pungesti they received fines for protesting and were detained … We need a Europe-wide ban on fracking and cyanide mining, and we’re building a movement to get it.
Keystone XL looking more unlikely than ever, despite House vote to approve this dirty energy project
SUSAN CASEY-LEFKOWITZ | SWITCHBOARD.NRDC.ORG | 01/09/15 | PP
Much has been made of the jobs issue and hopefully some of the recent pieces on the jobs numbers make it clear that far from being an economic engine, Keystone XL is likely to hurt critical jobs in our heartland … clean energy jobs is and should be the way of the future.
A Pipeline and a Pie in the Sky
TIMOTHY EGAN | NYTIMES.COM | 01/09/15 | PP
The Koch brothers Congress, purchased with the help of about $100 million from the political network of the billionaire energy producers, got down to its first order of business this week: trying to hold off the future … The 114th Congress is trying to rush through the Keystone XL pipeline.
Playing Dumb on Climate Change
NAOMI ORESKES | NYTIMES.COM | 01/09/15 | TS
In the case of climate change, we are not dumb at all. We know that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, we know that its concentration in the atmosphere has increased by about 40 percent since the industrial revolution, and we know the mechanism by which it warms the planet.
Acclaimed author Louise Erdrich ’76 writes complicated stories that illuminate issues confronting Native Americans and society at large. Now she’s speaking out to save the planet.
KEVIN NANCE | DARTMOUTHALUMNIMAGAZINE.COM | 01/09/15 | BC
“Have you ever been in a relationship where you took someone for granted … and then, all of a sudden, boom—you got dumped? That’s the relationship we’re in right now with the earth. But if the earth dumps us, we all do die of broken hearts.”
‣ Earth Care Book Group
‣ Fans of Sunset Lake
‣ Martha's Vineyard Peace Council
‣ Peter Krull & Company
‣ Vineyard Conservation Society
‣ Vineyard Power Cooperative
(more to come ... )