Climate change is a tricky business. Scientists consistently (and rightly) remind us that you can’t pin any individual storm or drought or hurricane on climate change – there are too many variables, and climate change is just one of them (albeit a rapidly growing one).
What do you get when you take the leading voice for sustainable communities, add in youth from Alaska and all over the world, throw in a dash of inside-the-beltway DC policy experience, and bake it all together in a pan the size of the Chugach National Forest?
Fight against climate change threats mean more jobs for Massachusetts
WASHINGTON – A new report from The Wilderness Society shows that it is easy to be green this Earth Day – with climate change adaptation jobs in Massachusetts creating jobs and spurring economic development.
There’s no doubt: America is going through some rough economic times. As calls mount for tightening the country’s financial belt, there’s much discussion from Capitol Hill to Main Street America regarding how to maximize the bang from our tax-collected buck. It’s times like this that make folks who care about public lands nervous.
The Senate voted last week to go forward with the national debate on climate change, not backwards, by rejecting the resolution to weaken the Clean Air Act. The Wilderness Society President Bill Meadows weighs in on the National Journal's Environment and Energy forum on what the next steps need to be. Read his comments here.
Wednesday’s introduction of a Senate proposal to curb global-warming from Sens. John Kerry (Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (Conn.) — called the American Power Act — was long overdue and offers our last best opportunity to take immediate action this year that addresses the massive challenge of addressing climate change in a comprehensive way.
At the recent Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Washington, DC, a lot of panel discussions were about living green: clean energy, green infrastructure, and the like. However there was only one panel discussion that was about being brown – as in moving earth, taking out roads, and getting hands and work boots dirty, all in the name of fighting climate change and fueling a stagnating economy.