Climate Change Resources and Articles
New ‘Global Weirding’ Series Informs, Entertains
Yale Climate Connections – November 21, 2016
Scientist Katharine Hayhoe answers burning questions about global warming, and explains why everyone – yes, everyone – can care about the issue.
Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change
New York Times – November 28, 2015
New Local Collaboration To Address Climate Change
Pelagic Report with Steve Junker
WCAI – June 17, 2016
From “Paris to Pleasant Bay” Moving Locally on Climate Change
Earth View, by James Wolf
The Bird’s Eye View – Summer 2016
Earth View is from Cape Air’s seat back magazine The Bird’s Eye View which is seen by passengers traveling to 40 destinations in New England, the Midwest, the Caribbean, Montana, Florida, and New York State. We hope to inspire people everywhere to join local collaborations for positive actions to meet the goals set forth in the Paris agreement.
English Village Becomes Climate Leader by Quietly Cleaning Up Its Own Patch
New York Times – August 21, 2016
Hundreds of residents of Ashton Hayes, England banded together to cut greenhouse emissions — they use clotheslines instead of dryers, take fewer flights, install solar panels and glaze windows to better insulate their homes. The effort, reaching its 10th anniversary this year, has led to a 24 percent cut in emissions.
How Cape Codders Can Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
Jack Peak with Richard Delaney
Peak Time, Lower Cape TV – September 2, 2016
Rich Delaney, President and CEO of the Center for Coastal Studies and Chairman of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative, discusses ways Cape Codders can mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Executive Order: Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth
Signed by MA Governor Charles Baker on September 16, 2016
This Order represents the collaboration among the Office of the Governor, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and key state, local and environmental stakeholders.
The Order will assist Massachusetts in meeting its environmental requirements under the Global Warming Solutions Act, by directing the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to engage stakeholders, examine emission limits from a range of sectors, and outline a timeline to promulgate regulations to ensure the Commonwealth meets statewide carbon reduction targets.
Key actions outlined in the Order are:
• Working with state and regional transportation leaders, and environment and energy agencies to outline additional steps necessary to develop regional policies to reduce transportation sector emissions, concurrent with efforts to continue to lead on reform of regional electric energy markets so that power generators can all compete to meet the state mandates for clean energy.
• Completing a comprehensive energy plan within two years of this Order which shall include and be based upon reasonable projections of the Commonwealth’s energy demands for electricity, transportation, and thermal conditioning, and include strategies for meeting these demands in a regional context, prioritizing meeting energy demand through conservation, energy efficiency, and other demand-reduction resources in a manner that contributes to the Commonwealth meeting each of these limits
• Expanding upon existing strategies for the Commonwealth to lead by example in making new, additional reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from Government operations;
• Ensuring that efforts to meet greenhouse gas emissions limits are consistent with and supportive of efforts to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events
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Full Scientist Interviews: James White
August 23, 2012
James White is a Professor of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies and the Director of Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1983. His research primarily focuses on climate change and the loss of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through land plants in the Earth’s climate. White specifically researches climate from stable hydrogen isotopes in carbon dioxide concentrations, organic material, deuterium excess, and ice cores.