During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.
Today, Greg Auriemma, a cofounder and the chair of the New Jersey Chapter's Ocean County Group, was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his work as a community climate resilience leader.
Four years is precious little time for the Obama administration to address the big and persistent issues on which we've reached the 11th hour, including our transition to clean energy and away from climate disruption. The president will need every day of his second term to tackle them.
We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.
Barack Obama is very likely the last American president who can keep us from plunging helplessly off the climate cliff. Judging by his Inaugural and State of the Union speeches, he gets that. It has been a long time coming.
Now, as FDR concluded about the Great Depression, climate disruption is invading the United States like a foreign enemy. It is inflicting physical damages, loss of life and growing burdens on federal spending and the economy.
The Obama administration used a number of tools on climate and energy issues during the president's first term. But deeper in his toolbox are several authorities whose potential applications for climate disruption and clean energy are not as well known.
There is a chance to bring to the fore that we want -- we need -- to see more Climate Heroes in our political class. We want -- we need -- more leadership in our political elite and in political offices when it comes to climate disruption.
In the vein of Network and "I'm mad as hell and not going to take it anymore", "Weathergirl" is audacious enough to explain, with the passion it merits, the seriousness of our climate situation. Enjoy the humor of and weep with the truth of Weathergirl Goes Rogue 2: Still Hot, Still Crazy.
Even though every single relevant major scientific institution in the world has stated that humanity is a major driving factor in modern climate change and that climate change creates risks for humanity, so many people fail to understand what was going on. Can visualizations help change this?
2012 is truly an election about science. Science is truly a differentiator between the parties -- with climate science being the most extreme example of this. And on this, the American public (and America's scientists) are not sympathetic to the Republican Party.
Climate Solutions for a Stronger America lays out an effective communications path for politicians who want to include climate change issues within their discussions but might find it challenging amid the cacophony of deception from fossil-foolish outlets.
It's another warm, dry, sunny day here in San Francisco today. Highs might hit 70 degrees. Temperatures are in the 80s in Los Angeles, with a high of 90 in Fullerton. It's January 5. Has the weather been weird where you are, too?
History is rich with lessons, but will political hubris take heed of past civilizations annihilated by drought? The Akkadian, Moche, Tiwanaku, Mayan, and Anasazi to name but a few are well documented in our history books.
That's me, the lonely American, as I watch heads of state, environmental ministers, and political luminaries from nation after nation deal head on with the issue of rescuing the climate from impending disaster.