New approaches needed for climate conscious policy? How to change unchangeable minds
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New approaches needed for climate conscious policy? How to change unchangeable minds

As a scientist studying issues related to climate change, I have had my share of futile conversation, arguments, and debates with climate deniers. It happens, perhaps too frequently. I recently had one of these conversations with a well-educated, young engineer during a cross-country flight. Said engineer was not so sure that the human impact on … Continue reading

Making Strides: EPA Clean Power Plan a positive (albeit small) step
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Making Strides: EPA Clean Power Plan a positive (albeit small) step

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the new Clean Power Plan put forth by the EPA (through the direction of President Obama) on Monday. If not, you should check out the press release and do some digging of your own. As with all issues discussed in my posts, I encourage you, the reader, to … Continue reading

The time is now for alternative energy: can America go 100% renewable?
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The time is now for alternative energy: can America go 100% renewable?

With the release of the most recent IPCC report, comes science-backed news that we have all been expecting. Climate change is occurring at an alarming rate and lifestyle changes must be made to avoid catastrophe. If you need confirmation of this, read the report, or this great story from the New York Times instead. The … Continue reading

Up All Night to Talk Climate: Senators stay #up4climate
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Up All Night to Talk Climate: Senators stay #up4climate

On Monday night a group of U.S. Senators took to the chamber floor to give short speeches about climate change. The event, dubbed #up4climate, lasted all night. Who was in attendance? 30 Democratic senators and 2 Independent senators showed up to participate. Of the 45 Republican senators, a total of zero joined this movement. However, … Continue reading