If Not Europe Now, Where & When For A Global Green Recovery?

Thanks to David G. Victor for this opinion: Building Back Better: Why Europe Must Lead a Global Green Recovery With the global economy reeling from the pandemic, most nations are focusing stimulus programs on reviving employment. But Europe is moving forward with a Green Deal initiative that provides a framework for decarbonizing its economy and … Continue reading If Not Europe Now, Where & When For A Global Green Recovery?

There Never Were Easy Fixes, Now There Are Fewer Fixes Of Any Kind

Anyone who lived in or around New York City in the early 1970s might remember the rallying cry of the city’s upstart baseball team: “Ya Gotta Believe’.’ In more recent times, anyone anywhere might well repeat those words to any climate doubters or deniers. The first step to solving a problem is believing you have … Continue reading There Never Were Easy Fixes, Now There Are Fewer Fixes Of Any Kind

Methane Leaks Plugged With Help From Above

Thanks to Public Broadcasting Service (USA) for this: Satellites seek out methane leaks from pipelines, oil fields, landfills and farms The threat was invisible to the eye: tons of methane billowing skyward, blown out by natural gas pipelines snaking across Siberia. In the past, those plumes of potent greenhouse gas released by Russian petroleum operations … Continue reading Methane Leaks Plugged With Help From Above

Stenophylla May Be One Of Coffee’s Answers

Climate change is only one of the challenges facing coffee. Thanks to the Economist for keeping us up to date on prospective solutions: How to save coffee from global warming Look at research done two centuries ago Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry that supports the economies of several tropical countries. Roughly 100m farmers depend on … Continue reading Stenophylla May Be One Of Coffee’s Answers

Yaak Valley’s Fate, To Be Determined

Bill McKibben’s weekly newsletter, as usual, has gems worthy of attention, and the fate of the Yaak Valley qualifies: The blizzard of federal climate initiatives last week (a blizzard that might help allow actual blizzards to persist into the future) is without precedent. For the first time in the thirty-plus years of our awareness of … Continue reading Yaak Valley’s Fate, To Be Determined

Geographic Information Systems, Tool For Conservation

When I was a doctoral student I was introduced to geographic information systems. I became interested in how this tool might be of use in the hospitality industry. By the time I co-authored a second article about this, I already had my dissertation research focused on an entirely different topic, and I also had a … Continue reading Geographic Information Systems, Tool For Conservation