Archive for August 2009

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic: Native Communities in Alaska

August 25, 2009

By Neda Arabshahi Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Policy Fellow Friday, July 30, 2009 Interview with Caleb Pungowiyi. Mr. Pungowiyi is a spokesperson and advocate for Native peoples of Alaska, he is a Yup’ik Eskimo who was born and raised on Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island. Please tell me about your experience with climate change and what [...]

Paths through the Arctic lead to Washington, DC

August 18, 2009

By Ben Wessel 2009 Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow for Policy Communications Working on the ground in DC to influence climate policy is important work, but sometimes it’s easy to get trapped in a maze of numbers, analyses, rumors, and blogs. Somewhere between calculating the percentage of carbon permits allocated to state wildlife and natural [...]

Buttoning up drafty old buildings with care

August 13, 2009

By Katie Miller, Clean Air-Cool Planet 2009 Climate Fellow Last Saturday morning, I found myself on a beautiful farm in Concord, NH, walking through colorful flower gardens and inhaling the sweet scent of hay. As I wasn’t sure what to expect at a workshop for “improving energy efficiency of older homes,” this was definitely a [...]

We’re on the Cutting Edge

August 11, 2009

By Roger Stephenson, Executive Vice President for Programs Clean Air-Cool Planet A consultant to foundations researching the state of climate change education and action remarked to me 4 years ago that, in her interviews with more than a dozen people and organizations, the concept of “adaptation” was mentioned only by Clean Air-Cool Planet. In 2006 [...]


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