Monthly Archives: March 2007

Drought Haiku

Warming of planet
Shifts global winds and rain clouds.
Land parched, people starve.

Dry river bed in Eritrea – northern East Africa. Photo courtesy WFP/Brenda Barton.

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The Hill: This Year versus Last

I had an encouraging experience on Monday and Tuesday. I visited our nation’s capitol to speak with some House members and their staff about climate change.

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Part 4 of 4: Green Technologies

This is the fourth installment of a four-part series published each Wednesday on Action Needed to Stop Global Warming.

1. How Warm is Too Warm?
2. Worldwide Emissions Target
3. U.S. Emissions Target
4. Technologies to Get Us There

In Part 1 of this series, I defined the global tipping point as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which could cause sea levels to rise 20 feet. In Part 2, I showed that to avoid this tipping point, global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) must start to decline around 2020. In Part 3, I showed what the U.S. must do to help the world meet these targets.Meeting these targets will require significant changes in how we produce and use energy, and this makes many people nervous. They worry that the cost will wreck the economy, and they’ll have to give up their cars and air conditioning. Not true!

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My NPR Interview on Carbon Trading

Last Friday I was a guest on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday”, answering questions about carbon trading. You can listen to the broadcast here.

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Too-Warm Winter Haiku

Apple blossoms bloom
On too-warm winter days, then
Frost, dead. No apples.

Yesterday was the first day of spring, so it’s a good time to look back on the winter we just had. For most of the United States, it was really crazy. It started off with balmy, record-breaking temperatures in December and January, then turned bitter cold in February and March with some memorable and deadly snow storms.

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Cheat Offsetting?

Climate change can be a gloomy topic – sometimes you need a laugh! So I thought I’d share a funny item that caught my eye this week.

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