Archive for February 2011

The Arctic is Melting, the Desert is Burning

February 24, 2011

Barbara Elkus Senior Advisor, Clean Air-Cool Planet I recently had the pleasure of working with the Norwegian Ambassador, Wegger Christian Strommen, on several climate events in New Mexico.  “Why do I do these events?” asked the Ambassador at a luncheon for 130 business leaders.  “Because Norway is close to where the action is, the ice is [...]

Topsy-Turvy Weather: When Global Warming Means Cold and Snow

February 11, 2011

By Leah Bamberger Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellows Class of 2010 As a graduate student in Regional Planning at UMass-Amherst, I recently contacted Bob Hasset, the Director of Emergency Management at the City of Springfield to discuss the possibility of conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment in Springfield for my Master’s project.  His response was, “We’re [...]


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