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Exxon Carbon Emissions and Climate: Leaked Plans Reveal Rising CO₂ Output

ExxonMobil oil refinery in Louisiana. Photo by WClarke, Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-SA 4.0 http://bit.ly/38OKcvg

George Harvey

In 1999, Exxon and Mobil merged to form ExxonMobil. The company, often still referred to as Exxon, has a history of scandals whose origins go back to the 1970s or earlier.

In October, 2020, yet another Exxon came into […]

To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crises

Nathaniel Popkin

New Door Books, December 2020, 148 pages, $15.95

Review by Steven Strong

Nathaniel Popkin refers to the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere, plastics in the ocean, permafrost melting, glaciers receding, ocean temperatures rising, thousands of species going extinct, massive wildfires around the globe, more frequent and powerful typhoons and […]

U.S. On Track to Pay Climate-Pollution Tariff to the E.U.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act uses this three-part approach to reduce climate pollution. Image: Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Katharine Gage

When we purchase gas for our cars, food, clothes, and other everyday essentials, we pay the price listed on the items’ price tags. When deciding among similar items, customers will naturally pick the […]

What Climate Change in the Far North Means for the Northeast

Iceberg floating away from Greenland. Brocken Inaglory, Wikimedia Commons. https://bit.ly/3aLJgXn

George Harvey

With a changing climate, we are increasingly seeing extreme weather. A tiny amount of that is extreme cold. Most is hot. Hot, dry weather produces droughts and wildfires. Hot, rainy weather produces floods. In all of this, one thing we can be […]

New England’s Coming Climate-Refugee Challenge

John Bos

When you turn on the evening news each night, you see various maps of America with each state color-coded to reflect some aspect of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One section of the country stands out in relief from its neighbors. New England.

New England provides geographic relief […]

Let’s Look at Solutions

Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Are at an All-time High.

N.R.Mallery, publisher of Green Energy Times

Despite COVID19, atmospheric CO2 concentrations still reached a record peak in May (https://www.co2.earth), perhaps rising higher than scientists expected, it is clear that we still have a huge problem on our hands. As of the time […]

Needless Death in the Service of Selfishness

“Not Another Black Life” rally in Toronto. Taken May 30, 2020. Image: Flickr/Jason Hargrove.

John Bos

Many Americans have been under strict stay-at-home orders, or at least advisories, going on three months. People are, unsurprisingly, frustrated and depressed but have complied with what they’ve been asked to endure, because they trust the state and […]

Book Review – Touching The Jaguar

By John Perkins, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 240 pages

Book Review by Roger Lohr

The word “inspire” comes from being “in spirit” and the book Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World by John Perkins on Berrett-Koelher Publishers encourages that we rise to a better understanding of what it […]

Resolve to Save the Earth

Image: empowermentmomentsblog.com

Alan Betts

OK, it is time to resolve to step away from our consumer stupor and save the Earth. Think of this as the last decade to wake up and stop destroying our planet and our children’s future. First stop and listen to the inner hubbub of familiar rationalizations for business […]

A Trillion Trees

Young climate activist Greta Thunberg and eighty-four-year-old primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall at Davos, Switzerland in January 2019. Image: pinterest.com.

John Bos

“It was the Africa I dreamed of when I was ten and fell in love with Tarzan,” said primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall in a recent interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson. “I […]