Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2013
Leaders in Europe’s new energy economy will discuss their successes and how they can be applied to the Upper Valley region at a public forum this Wednesday, April 24.
Dr. Andreas Wieg and Dirk Vansintjan, two leaders in Europe’s community-based transition to renewable energy, will visit the Upper Valley as part of their Vermont, New Hampshire, and Ontario week-long tour starting [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 29th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
2,500 people came to Boston to hear Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein speak (Image credit: 350.org)
If Bill McKibben ever gets tired of the author/activist life, he should consider becoming a math teacher. I’ve certainly never seen anyone else create as much interest as he has in three simple integers.
This past July, McKibben introduced the world to these three numbers in [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 14th, 2012
Q: What do an Oklahoma farmer, a polar bear, and a Wall Street banker have in common?
A: Climate disruption affects each of them. And it affects everyone else, too.
Today, we’re all experiencing the negative effects of a changing climate. Rising pollution, rising consumption, and rising dependence on dirty energy sources have changed Earth’s atmosphere and changed our weather. Droughts, storms, [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 19th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
Using the En-ROADS simulation tool to visualize our energy choices and understand their implications
When we talk about climate change, we’re really talking about systems—a whole web of linked issues. We can’t really discuss the eroding health of our planet without bringing up the causes of that decline, such as habitat destruction and resource extraction. Mention of resource extraction brings [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 17th, 2012
By Theo Kitchener
We were told that the global financial crisis of 2008 happened because irresponsible borrowers couldn’t afford to pay back their loans. This is true, but it was also part of a much deeper problem. The issue is that our economic system is based on the need for continuous, perpetual growth. It’s highly likely that we’re already in the beginnings of [...]