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Glacier Artist on Time Cover

I was lucky enough to work with Jill Pelto and her Dad, senior glaciologist Mauri Pelto, during their annual glacier survey in 2012. I profiled Jill’s work as an artist in the video below, as one of 4 creative climate…

Climate Change into the Spider-Verse

Why, in a warmer world, we may be checking our shoes more often before we put them on, and shaking out those linens. Climate change is making spiders more aggressive. Key phrase: “hunt in packs”. Inverse: In the most uncomfortable…

Queen of the Wind

I spent yesterday near Rosebush, MI, in Isabella County, watching this turbine go up. This is one of the big ones, 588 feet to the tip – so triply awesome and impressive. The engineers took plenty of time in preparation,…

Watching Big Wind

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately documenting the construction of Michigan’s soon-to-be largest wind farm, which is just a short drive from my home in Midland, MI, in the next county over, Isabella. The tiny burg of Rosebush…

How Heat Pumps Threaten Pipelines

Cleantechnica: So, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy finally cancelled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Stakeholders in the proposed new gas pipeline may be frothing and fuming now, but the activists and land owners who fought tooth and nail in court against…

More on an “Environmentalist’s Apology”

Grifter Michael Shellenberger’s “Apology” for climate science is predictably making the rounds on right wing and white supremacist media outlets, much like Michael Moore’s recent career-ending movie mishmash.Neither will have an impact on the climate debate, or solutions. Michael Tobis…

Inheriting the WindBags

Max Boot in the Washington Post: Why is the United States the only wealthy country where novel coronavirus cases are hitting new highs while elsewhere the virus is being contained? A lot of it has to do with the rejection of…

Oil and Environmental Racism

Amazon Watch: The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have catalyzed a seismic and long-overdue shift in support for the Movement for Black Lives and to defund the police. At the same time, the climate justice movement has finally begun to…

Nitrous Oxide: No Laughing Matter in Permafrost

Nitrous Oxide – more powerful than methane. Nature Reviews: Soils are sources of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) globally, but emissions from permafrost-affected soils have been considered negligible owing to nitrogen (N) limitation. Recent measurements of N2O emissions…

Biden’s Big Tent on Climate Change

Above, Varshini Prakash, the executive director of the Sunrise Movement, recaps her participation in the Joe Biden Climate Coalition over recent months. She is “cautiously optimistic”. New York Times: In recent weeks, supporters of Mr. Biden and of Senator Bernie…