We’ve spent the past two weeks interpreting the midterm elections and what the results mean for our state, regional and national efforts to advance climate and clean energy policies. The post-election discussion about “what it all means” is fascinating given the historical shift to the right. Dow Jones reported that the big winners were the […]
On October 13, 2010 the National Park Foundation’s Electronic Field Trip series will broadcast from North Cascades National Park to teach 4th to 8th grade students around the country about climate change.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) First, the ugly news: You’ve probably watched or read about the oil disaster that is unfurling along the Gulf Coast. Thousands of barrels of crude oil are steadily gushing into the Gulf every day, threatening the lives, health, economy, and environment of an entire region. The BP oil spill in the Gulf […]
We spent our final day on our Alaska tour in Fairbanks exploring solutions to climate change. We toured the Permafrost Tunnel, originally built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to store vehicles outside of the extreme cold temperatures that define the interior of Alaska. Now, the tunnel is used primarily by engineers and arctic […]
Last night after Will gave a presentation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) someone asked a very rare, but important question: What role can the social sciences play in response to climate change? This is a very important question. Of course, earth, atmospheric, and climate science are all important to our understanding of global […]
Will and I had a successful day in Anchorage; we met with Alaska Public Radio Network and he gave two public presentations thanks to the support of our local partners, the National Wildlife Federation, Catholic Social Services, and Repower Alaska. (Listen to the audio on Alaska Public Radio Network (Listen Here MP3). Alaskans signed postcards […]
Tuesday April 13 We had a successful day in Juneau with a presentation at Centennial Hall in the afternoon and a long meeting with the editorial board at the Juneau Empire. The editors were interested in discussing how much climate change is in motion that we cannot slow, and how we will make the transition […]
Will and I arrived in Juneau, AK last night. We’re gearing up for four days of media outreach and public presentations to garner public support for climate action. Senator Lisa Murkowski is an important Senator whose vote this spring could help move climate and clean energy legislation forward in 2010. The last time Will was […]