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.
Although unannounced, there are three political parties in the United States: Democrats, Republicans and Virtuecrats. The latter is bipartisan. It includes independents and many political agnostics. What it doesn’t include are skeptics. The Virtuecrats are true believers, sure that what they are doing and marching for is right.
Climate change is making headlines this week. With the United Nations Climate Summit now in the rearview mirror, what does this mean for weather forecasts going forward? And here in the Great Northeast, we’re reaching the end of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. It’s time to prepare to face that infamous northeast winter weather.
It’s estimated that up to 400,000 people converged on New York City Sunday for the People’s Climate March, held just before the UN Climate Summit, which begins today. Among those at the rally was Middlebury College scholar and environmental activist Bill McKibben. The founder of 350.org, McKibben was one of the organizers of the People’s Climate March. He spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Climate change has taken center stage at today’s United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. More than 120 world leaders gathered, promising billions to finance clean energy and support resilience to climate change.