Earlier this year I wrote critically about a New York Times op-ed that proposed making the restrictions on development in wilderness areas more flexible in order to allow for adaptation to climate change.
This week the Times published what I think is a much more helpful op-ed on the topic of … More >
The military considers climate change to be a threat to national security. Naturally, that’s news that the House Republicans would like to suppress. Last week, they tried to do something about it with an appropriations rider. Luckily, the amendment is so poorly drafted that it would accomplish almost nothing.
We’re in the early stages of climate change — just how much depending in large part on whether we control our emissions.
But how quickly will this happen? Is it a bulldozer we can dodge or a bullet train that’s too fast to avoid? That makes a lot of difference in … More >
I’ve spent a lot of time and energy talking about the need to adapt to climate change, but I’ve also become increasingly uneasy about “adaptation” as a way to think about the situation.
One of the things I don’t like about the term “adaptation” is that it suggests that we actually … More >
On Nov. 1, President Obama issued an Executive Order intended “to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience.”
In some respects, this order simply continues ongoing efforts. Under this administration, the executive branch has already been doing a great deal … More >
Obviously, I need to pay more attention to news from the Vatican, since this story is a year old:
Pope Benedict XVI focused his annual address to ambassadors accredited to the Vatican on the environment and the protection of creation. He denounced the failure of world leaders to … More >