Get Email Updates!

Exclusive Pre-Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location:Majestic 10, 190 Boxwood St, Williston, VT 05495

Join VPIRG and our friends at Ben & Jerry’s and Seventh Generation on Thursday July 27 at 7:00pm for an exclusive free screening of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL before the film is released nationwide.

A decade […]

“We Are Still In”: Cities & Towns Pledge to Support Climate Policy & Renewable Energy

Like many other cities and towns across the country, the City of Keene plans to pass the “We Are Still In” Resolution, a move to show support for global climate policy and carbon reductions. Just last month, over 250 mayors from the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution to target 100% renewable energy by […]

We aren’t doomed by climate change. Right now we are choosing to be doomed.

We could prevent New York Magazine’s climate change doomsday scenario, but keep voting not to.

Credit: KC Green

New York Magazine has stirred up a firestorm of debate by publishing a worst-case scenario for climate change this week, “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace-Wells.

Responses range […]

Clean Energy and Climate Progress: A Scorecard

TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Carl Pope’s Blog – June 27, 2017 San Francisco, CA The last week has seen a flood of stories on clean energy’s prospects – stories that make your head spin with their conflicting tales of renewable energy’s prospects of ending our dangerous addiction to fossil fuel power from coal and gas.

A […]

Vermont Governor announces plan to establish Climate Change Commission

By Rick Wackernagel*

On Tuesday, June 20, at a press conference in Burlington, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced his intention to establish a Vermont Climate Change Commission. In making the announcement, Scott noted Vermont’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and his administration’s commitment to meeting Vermont’s goals for reducing emissions […]

Vermont Climate Change News: Trump, Ticks, and Wind

by Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

June has thus far been a step backward for the nation—and for Vermont—in terms of combatting climate change.

President Trump announced on the first of the month that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the pact signed in 2015 by 195 nations […]

Clarity and Courage Are Needed Now

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

After a cool March, the daffodils and forsythia bloomed relatively late around mid-April. But the maple trees bloomed early and leaf-out started in late-April, as if they were unaware of the cool temperatures in March. A long period of unusually cool, cloudy, wet weather with very slowly moving jet stream […]

Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming

Review by Nancy Rae Mallery, Publisher, Green Energy Times

Most of us realize that we are facing the greatest challenge humanity has ever had to deal with. It is climate change.

It is a scientifically proven fact that the world […]

Climate of Hope

How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Michael Bloomberg speaking with Elon Musk at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders. All images courtesy of St. Martin’s Press

Edited by Paul Hawken, Penguin Books, 2017, 240 pages, $22.00

Book review by N. R. Mallery

This is the second book I […]

Trump’s Withdrawal

Demonstrators at Copenhagen Climate Talks in 2009. Flickr

By Carl Pope

Donald Trump has done what Al Gore, Jim Hansen, climate scientists, the Sierra Club and the rest of the environmental movement could never do – make climate disruption breaking cable TV news. Trump’s histrionic, largely symbolic and recklessly self-destructive decision to abandon the […]