Decarbonizing The Economy

The transition to a renewable resource-based economy should not be limited to energy but extend to all material goods; nevertheless, the most urgent transition must focus on energy. This will be a massive and complex endeavor, and its difficulty should not be underestimated. The transition depends on five key components, and I will address them […]

The 2017 Supermoon Seen From Around The World

The first in a series of three supermoons lit up the sky overnight Sunday, appearing so big in some places that it looked close enough to touch. It’s a term used to describe a moon that’s full when it reaches or gets close to its closest point in its orbit around Earth. Sunday night’s moon, […]

Harvey And Irma Could Have A Silver Lining

Since Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have unleashed their wrath on the U.S. ― two “thousand year” and $100+ billion in damage events in one month ― the battle lines that have been drawn between climate change believers and deniers could not be more distinct. Irma has brought climate change to the doorstep of President Trump’s […]

Hurricane Harvey Is A Climate-Change Storm

By Jeremy Deaton Late Friday night, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, the first Category 4 cyclone to hit the United States in nearly 12 years. The storm delivered winds up to 130 miles per hour and dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas. Harvey reportedly has left 30 people […]

Why Climate Change Matters

We humans have tried to dominate this planet and the earth has served as the basis for the material wealth enjoyed by many in the developed world. As our population has grown dramatically over the past hundred years, the planet’s ability to handle all of our needs has come under stress. I firmly believe that […]

Save The Environmental Protection Agency!

This week, I had the great honor of speaking at press conference at the National Press Club calling on Congress and the White House to fully fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and let its staff do their jobs free of political interference (you can watch ABC News coverage of the event here). The good […]