Climate Change

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

    Climate change is either a pressing emergency or a falsehood, depending on who you listen to.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that science must be respected by Americans.

New York News
4:45 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Winter's Toll On Municipalities

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Though today is the first official day of spring, some municipalities are looking at dwindling snow-removal budgets.  Drive anywhere across the Capital Region, down through the Hudson Valley into Westchester and New York City, and you'll find an abundance of potholes thanks to a polar vortex-driven winter that  goes down in the books as one of the snowiest since recordkeeping began, one that strained municipal budgets already pared and stretched by changing economic times.

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New England News
12:44 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Report: Clean Energy Initiatives Cutting Emissions Nationwide

Credit Environment Massachusetts

A recent report shows the United States has taken a chunk out of its carbon dioxide emissions over the past seven years as a result of actions and policies.

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New England News
12:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats Hold All-Night Session On Climate Change

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Members of the U.S. Senate stayed up all last night to talk about climate change and the need for action.

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WAMC News
9:30 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Climate Expert Says New England Ski Resorts Vulnerable

Credit John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

A climate scientist says ski resorts in the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are not well poised to survive at the end of the century as the region sees warmer winters.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri January 24, 2014

"The Attacking Ocean" by Brian Fagan

    

  The past fifteen thousand years--the entire span of human civilization--have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect on those humans who experienced them, partly because there were so few people on earth, and also because they were able to adjust readily to new coastlines.

The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels, from celebrated author Brian Fagan, tells a tale of the rising complexity of the relationship between humans and the sea at their doorsteps, a complexity created not by the oceans, which have changed but little. What has changed is us, and the number of us on earth.

North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Sanders Joins New Climate Change Task Force

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has joined 15 of his Senate colleagues in forming a new task force to highlight climate change.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

    World climate change deadlines are rapidly approaching.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the situation is dire nationally and internationally.

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Steven Leibo: Lessons Learned From Sandy

Dr. Steven Leibo recalls Superstorm Sandy and the effect of climate change...

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New York News
12:37 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

A Look Back At 'Superstorm' Sandy...

Oct. 29 marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's destructive landfall.

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard with high winds, heavy rain and a storm surge of more than 13 feet, claiming 44 lives and displacing thousands. The Superstorm turned the greatest city in the world into a city of darkness and called new attention to climate change.

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