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Wind And Solar Are Already Costing You Money (And You May Not Even Know It)

We now generate 5% of our energy from wind and 1% from solar. It is a safe argument that once we quarry the cement required, mine and refine the steel and aluminum, and dig up the rare earth minerals that…

The huge carbon footprint of cement (and what we can do about it)

When you manufacture cement, you heat up limestone and other clay-like materials to an astounding 2,552 degrees Fahrenheit (1,400 Celsius). Creating temperatures that high requires an awful lot of energy and (usually) a large amount of fossil fuels. Not only…

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Why I’m climate striking against Fox News on Friday | Alexandria Villaseñor

This past Saturday, I was among hundreds of activists with the group Extinction Rebellion NYC who protested outside the New York Times headquarters in midtown Manhattan to demand better coverage of the climate crisis. Protesters lay down on Eighth Avenue,…

Undercounting of agroforestry skews climate change mitigation planning and reporting

(University of Vermont) Scientists expose the lack of measurement of and reporting on agroforestry in international climate agreements. This has strong implications for accounting for both how much carbon IS being sequestered and how much COULD BE sequestered, given national planning and potential climate finance.

It’s time to pursue hospice, by Guy McPherson

It’s time to pursue hospice A Hearing was held by the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection on June 24, 2019, on the Resolution “Declaring a climate emergency and calling for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe…

Everything you want to know about Lyme disease

You may want to be a bit more wary when walking in the woods this summer. The rate of Lyme disease cases have been climbing in the last two decades, but you can’t allow the terror of ticks to keep…

Apocalyptic Rhetoric Over Extreme Weather Keeps Heating Up. Experts Say Cool It

On June 7, I published an op-ed on this page telling the story of Roger Pielke Jr., a U.S. climate expert whose research on climate change and extreme weather didn’t support many of the alarmist slogans on the subject. Despite his…