Climate

  January 2019

Assessing the U.N. Climate Change Report

The latest Special IPCC (U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Report, authored by 91 scientists from 40 nations, says we’ve already warmed the planet by roughly 1.0 degree Celsius (C), (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). (1) And, if business remains as usual, … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Climate Chaos, Tipping Points and The Final Buzzer

The final buzzer indicating our last chance on climate change has likely already sounded, albeit muffled by ignorance, greed and downright stupidity. Cristiana Pasca Palmer, biodiversity chief at the United Nations, says we probably have two years to come up … Continue reading

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  January 2018

Washingtonians Can Step Up on Climate in 2018

This past year, Whatcom County has seen firsthand the consequences of a changing climate: wildfires that black out the sky, snowless mountain tops, and over-heated, dead salmon in our rivers. We have a mess that we know we have to … Continue reading

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  December 2017

As Clean Power Plan Is Gutted, Congress Must Step in to Price Carbon

In its zeal to undo the legacy of our 44th president, the Trump administration is now undoing the future of our children and grandchildren by repealing the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to reduce the heat-trapping emissions that make … Continue reading

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  May 2017

Denying Climate Change and Attacking Science

Climate change is a bunch of nonsense. At least according to Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, he supports eliminating the EPA, commenting: “I think people across the country look at the EPA … Continue reading

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