Archive for the ‘Arctic’ category

The Aspen Institute weighs in on Arctic Nations’ “Shared Future”

March 23, 2011

By Brooks Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, CA-CP The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Arctic Climate Change publicly launched its final report, “The Shared Future,” at a March 16 Washington, D.C. event headlined by the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Jane Lubchenco.   The eight Arctic nations – Canada, Denmark [...]

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 [...]

The Sustainable Scientist:

November 22, 2010

UNH’s Cameron Wake evolves from researcher to translator of sustainability science   By David Sims, Science Writer UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space     SEARCHING FOR RELEVANCE and effectiveness in his scientific career, Cameron Wake zigzagged from big-scale, climate system science down to regional air quality issues and then back [...]

I have a confession to make. I want the climate skeptics and “deniers” to be right.

September 17, 2010

As the national interest in acting to curb global warming wanes and Mother Nature picks up steam, the divide widens.

It’s hard to take a vacation from climate change…

August 9, 2010

By Ben Lake Climate Fellow, Clean Air-Cool Planet       Ben Lake,  a recent graduate of Bowdoin College and a resident of Portland, Maine, is a Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellow this summer.  He is working on Municipal Energy Efficiency and Cooperative Purchasing Planning with municipalities in the Greater Portland Council of Governments to [...]

Science calls for solving problems for ourselves and others

July 12, 2010

By Bill Burtis Manager, Communications and Special Projects, Clean Air-Cool Planet I was struck by a recent story about islanders from Panama who are being forced off their traditional homelands by rising sea levels.  They are moving ashore – and deliberately seeking higher ground in the foothills of their nation’s jungles – to make sure [...]

Needed: Achievable Climate Goals

June 7, 2010

By Toby Ball, Guest Blogger   Three years ago, I was the field organizer for the Carbon Coalition finishing up work on the Climate Change Resolution Campaign. Back then, nobody’d had a strong read on how the town meetings would go. Despite a strong cohort of Carbon Coalition representatives working to pass the resolution [...]

Scooters Cause Smog in Taipei

December 22, 2009

By Anne Stephenson, Campus Outreach Coordinator, Clean Air-Cool Planet As you’ve discovered from Claire’s earlier post, she and I are in Taipei for climate action planning workshops for Taiwanese schools and universities.  Our workshops went really well (more on that later) but first a post on Taipei in general… At first glance, Taipei is a [...]

Melting Glaciers and Ice Sheets Take Center Stage at COP-15

December 16, 2009

By Brooks B. Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, Clean Air-Cool Planet The world’s snow and ice took center stage at the Copenhagen climate conference today, as former Vice President Al Gore joined Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr-Store to raise the troubling specter of a world in which mountain glaciers are a distant memory and the [...]

While Glaciers Retreat, SLCF Reduction Must Go Forward

December 15, 2009

By Brooks B. Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, Clean Air-Cool Planet While progress in crafting an effective international response to climate change has been proceeding, as they say, “at a glacial pace,” the glaciers themselves have not.  They’ve been retreating and losing ice at an accelerating rate – one that threatens to change the face [...]


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