Author: Nicole Rom, Executive Director

No time to move backwards

“A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt With little hope for federal climate action, it is essential that we preserve and move forward on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, climate change pollutants. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA has had the authority since 1970 to […]

Hope and Humor after the political shift

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 […]

Arctic Solutions in Alaska

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 […]

Social Sciences Role in Climate Change

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 […]

From Anchorage to Fairbanks

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 […]