Climate Change

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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New York News
12:18 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Long, Winding Road To NY Flood Recovery

Nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated wide areas of New York, very little of the Congressionally-approved $60 billion in rebuilding funds has been allocated.
Credit FEMA

Two years after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and almost one year after Superstorm Sandy altered New York’s land and seascapes, relief aid --- from both private donors and government agencies --- has been painfully slow in coming, as communities struggle to return to normal.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Coalition of Vermont Businesses and Political Leaders Call for Federal Climate Change Solutions

Credit Ken Teegardin/SeniorLiving.Org/Flickr

A group of Vermont business, industry and political leaders used the Ben and Jerry’s factory as a backdrop Wednesday to call on the federal government to do more to combat climate change.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue July 23, 2013

"Cows Save the Planet" by Judith Schwartz

    In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems—climate change, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity—there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face.

In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil. Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems.

Schwartz says Cows Save the Planet is a primer on soil's pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.

New York News
4:42 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Cuomo: Build Back NY Better than Before

Launched in Albany Thursday, the New York Rising Community Construction program’s goal is to empower localities to develop and implement recovery plans after the damage done by storms Sandy, Lee and Irene, and more recently, by the severe flooding in the Mohawk Valley caused by heavy rains in late June. 

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Constant Rain Leads to Numerous Problems Across North Country

Credit Amanda Slater/Flickr

The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays.  With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.

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