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Improve your Health: Support Policy in Favor of Halting Climate Change

Dan Quinlan gets help promoting his message to help our planet from his dog, Maple. Courtesy photo.

Dan Quinlan

While the pandemic was the driving health story in 2020, it was not the only major global health story. From coast to coast in the United States, the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands […]

A Future For The Planet

President Biden signing executive orders. White House photo, public domain.

George Harvey

On January 27, President Joe Biden may have changed the course of history when he signed a pair of executive orders and a memorandum at a White House briefing. We have posted a full transcript of his remarks at the […]

2020 Was The Warmest Year on Record

It capped the warmest decade on record

George Harvey

In mid-January, a report by James Hansen et al. was posted at the Columbia University web site. “Global Temperature in 2020” makes clear that each of the last six years is one of the hottest six years ever recorded. The hottest year had been […]

Virtual VECAN Lunch and Learn January 11th at Noon



Bring Your Lunch and Learn about Public Engagement Opportunities on Climate in 2021

Join us on Monday, January 11th at noon to reconnect with local energy leaders across Vermont who are dedicated to climate action in Vermont. 2021 offers meaningful opportunities for your voice to be heard on […]

Global Warming Acceleration

(GET editor’s note: We are providing the first couple of paragraphs of this article and a link to the website at Columbia University. We do want all of our readers to be aware of the conclusion, however, and so we start by quoting the article’s last paragraph:

Global temperature prognostication: 2021 will be cooler than […]

Floating with the Ice Across the Arctic

A guard stands watch looking for polar bears in early January. Credits: Alfred Wegener Institute, Lucas Piotrowski. CC-BY-SA 4.0 (

Alan Betts

The largest polar expedition in history to study the melting polar ice sheet ended on October 12, 2020. It was called MOSAiC, standing for The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory […]

The Task Before Us

Climate Movement. Image: Wikipedia

Alan Betts

There is a grim set of connected issues shaking the stability of the United States as the federal government crumbles in the face of COVID-19, white racism, capitalist exploitation of the poor and the Earth, political bribery and the denial of science and climate change. Many themes […]

Environmental Tipping Points

Matterhorn, one of Europe’s tallest peaks, in the Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland, is eroding as a result of glacial meltwater at the summit. Photos from NASA’s “State of Flux” series show courtesy of the Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA.

John Bos

A tipping point is that magical (or malevolent) moment when […]

Climate Change Is Pushing Record-Setting Disasters

Hurricane Delta. NASA image.

George Harvey

It is amazing what an increase of 1°C (1.8°F) can do. As the world has warmed by just that amount, disasters have grown fast. And the disasters are clearly more numerous and worse because of a little bit more heat. According to […]

New England Is Also on Fire

Looking down into a Forest Fire. Image: Wikipedia Commons/

What a record fire season signals about the future of a wet state

Philip Kiefer

In mid-May, Chris Easton, an assistant fire chief in the town of Dixmont, Maine, was standing in his yard when he noticed a huge column of […]