New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been monitoring Juno's progress throughout the day: he declared a state of emergency for all downstate counties throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. Juno joins a list of blizzards and “superstorms” characterized as “unprecedented, ““crippling, “ and “historic. “ Forecasts are calling for a combination of high winds and powdery snow.
Few issues today command our attention more than that of climate change, and few people have been tracking it longer or have spent more of their lives trying to understand and form policy to respond to it than Gus Speth.
An abbreviated list of his environmental posts includes founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, Environmental Advisor to Presidents Carter and Clinton, Chair of the UN Development Group, and Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
New Yorker staff writer and best-selling author Elizabeth Kolbert offers a startling look at the mass extinction currently unfolding before us in her new book –The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.
Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions – we’ll learn more about the sixth with Elizabeth Kolbert.
In This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.
Areas along the Hudson, Mohawk and Oswego rivers will soon have new tools to warn of possible floods. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set aside nearly $1.5 million for the installation of stream gauges in 23 counties.
A trio of storms named Irene, Lee and Sandy, changed the way New York feels about climate change.
Diane Ackerman is the author of the books: One Hundred Names for Love, A Natural History of the Senses, and The Zookeeper's Wife. In her latest book, The Human Age, she offers some optimism for our planet and explores the ways people are shaping the modern world, and argues for a new understanding of our relationship with the environment and our own bodies.
As the brutal election season wraps up, the nation – and the world – received another dire warning of the growing dangers of global warming. While the issue has been almost non-existent in the nation’s political debates, there is no doubt that it is the most important issue facing the world.