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I have a lot of conversations about climate change, sometimes with scientists, educators or local officials but more often with engaged citizens who are just trying to figure out how we can invest … more
By now, most New Yorkers are aware that a ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect on Sunday, March 1. While there has been some criticism of the bill’s numerous exemptions, … more
Some experts visualize the climate crisis as one of imbalance. Humans consume energy by extracting carbon from the ground, burning it and letting its emissions escape into the atmosphere. Ideally, … more
Back in 2017, the EPA looked at how climate change could force social change. It could “affect human health, infrastructure and transportation systems, as well as energy, food and water … more
Following my last column about fall webworms and eastern tent caterpillars, I decided to share something more pleasing to the eye, and to the spirit, therefore this paean to the restorative nature of … more
Thirty million people live in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Their city has served for decades as a financial and diplomatic hub of Southeast Asia as well as … more
It’s shaping up to be the hottest summer ever, according to the World Meteorological Organization, which released data last week showing that June and July 2019 set new heat records. The … more
My Fourth of July included dinner with a gathering of 10 friends, some of long acquaintance and some new to each other. As we settled around the table, one guest asked our hostess whether political … more
The roads in Pennsylvania are a mess this spring. Part of that probably has to do with the record-breaking weather events the state suffered last summer and winter. The summer produced the most … more
Time is of the essence for climate action. The 2018 Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes clear that we have a limited window of opportunity—about 12 … more
Climate changes that affect our health Most of us are becoming increasingly aware of changing weather patterns, reports of droughts and flooding, larger and stronger hurricanes and cyclones, rapid … more
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