Where Melting Snow and Ice Create New Shipping Lanes

Thinking about melting snow and ice, we can ask how soon there will be Arctic shipping lanes that provide new trade routes.

When a Carbon Tax Proposal Is Like Goldilocks

In his new book, climate activist Bjorn Lomborg presents a controversial carbon tax proposal that could remind us of Goldilocks.

The Fights That Migrating Fish Fuel

When global warming causes fish migration, the impact involves much more than species survival, nutrition, and ocean temperatures.

Charging the Wrong Cars

While electric vehicle subsidies create the incentives to buy more environmentally friendly vehicles, they might be targeting the wrong people.

Where Meat Is Never a Free Lunch

Cow burps were supposed to be the problem. As a substantial source of methane, cattle (and other ruminants) naturally boosted the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). From there, the story suggests Meatless Mondays. By eating less meat, we can save…

Why Kraft’s Mac & Cheese Has a Global Warming Problem

Ranking the global warming readiness of the largest consumer product companies, a climate change research group tells us where to be concerned.

A Brief Primer for the Paris Climate Talks

Looking at the different levels of development and the alliances among those at the Paris climate talks, we see the challenge of reaching an agreement.

Could You Like a Carbon Tax?

Our Wednesday environment focus Here is my “To Do” list for reducing carbon emissions: Buy a Prius. Install solar panels. Take the train to NYC. Lower my thermostat to 60 degrees during the winter. Raise my AC thermostat to 78 during…

Opportunity Cost & The Meat Eater's Dilemma

Our Wednesday environment focus: Are you a meat avoider, eater or reducer? On a scale of meat consumption, we can place the avoiders at one end, the eaters at the other, and the reducers in the middle because they are meatless for at least one day each week. Where…

An Unexpected Cost of Climate Change?

Our Wednesday Environment Focus By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School; edited by Elaine Schwartz Global Warming has become more than just a threat to the environment. In the movie “Carbon Nation,” former army colonel Dan Nolan…