This has been an extremely scary week of weather in the United States. And folks want to know why this extreme weather is happening and with intensities we are not accustomed to seeing. Yesterday, I ventured onto Fox News to discuss the connection between extreme weather events and climate change impacts caused by carbon pollution.
Archive for April, 2011
Conservationists team up with woodsmen to balance the needs of people and wildlife in northern Maine.
Large flip charts graphically depict climate change concepts and actions that can be carried out by Micronesian communities. For instance, artwork depicts a healthy Pacific island community compared to one that’s threatened.
The Discovery Channel’s American Loggers visits The Nature Conservancy’s working, but still sustainable, forest in northern Maine.
I just ran across an interesting “Editors’ Choice” blurb in Science Magazine about a climate change-related psychology experiment conducted on a group of students.
While people need evacuation routes from hurricanes and coastal flooding, wildlife may also need inland routes away from rising seas.
Contemplating climate change and risk avoidance: Learn from the military… uncertainty does not negate the need for action.
What’s for dinner, and where did it come from? Thinking beyond the fridge can be an everyday (not just Earth Day) exercise.
For The Nature Conservancy in California’s executive director Mike Sweeney, Earth Day starts in the kitchen. He writes, “As consumers, we have amazing power. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the credit card makes them both cower in fear. Three times a day, and sometimes more, most Americans make a very important decision: what to eat”
A very cool web series launches Friday – Earth Day – and will include 50 stories for 50 consecutive weekdays on the many ways climate change is impacting fish and wildlife across the 50 states of the U.S.
Check out The Nature Conservancy’s cool new wind energy and wildlife interactive graphic at Nature.org.
Just when U.S. leadership is most desperately needed to spur forward coordination between nations on climate change, the U.S. government is cutting funding for this work. An article in today’s New York Times recounts how the newly passed budget will affect various climate change programs at the federal and state levels. The Nature Conservancy’s own [...]
Creating a kitchen garden is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only do you avoid the carbon emissions of shipped food (or even driving to the store), you also replace lawn (that must be mowed, usually by a gas-powered mower) with food. But the real payoff is that first salad of the season or that perfectly ripe tomato, still warm from the sun.
Country delegates met the first week in April in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations. During the meetings, The Nature Conservancy caught up with a few individuals from different parts of the world, including conducting a short interview with one of the most respected voices in the international climate change policy community, Indonesia’s Agus Pornomo.
The world’s northern, boreal forests are sometimes overlooked for carbon storage and climate change solutions.
Very early yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the detailed spending bill, H.R. 1473, that implements the three-way agreement among President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. But what does this mean for U.S. commitments to international climate finance?
“I’d like to thank my mom…” Bloggers at The Nature Conservancy are thinking about writing their acceptance speeches. But seriously, first, they have to win. Yes, that’s the exciting news around here today – The Nature Conservancy blog Cool Green Science has been nominated for a Webby in the Green category! This is the third [...]