The Trump/Pruitt team has released its roadmap for EPA. What is strategic planning? A systematic process of envisioning a desired future, and translating this vision into broadly defined goals or objectives and a sequence of steps to achieve them. Strategic plans create a framework for accountability between the Agency, Congress and the American people. … Read morePruitt’s Strategic Plan for EPA – and Why It Matters
We’re watching those out-of-control wildfires raging in California with horror, sorrow and a lot of empathy. Our hearts go out of the thousands of people watching their homes go up in flames. This drone footage posted by the Washington Post yesterday conveys the total devastation that wildfires can bring. Sadly, Western US wildfires have … Read moreWestern Wildfires and Climate Change
“Clean car standards are one of the quickest, most effective and easiest ways to help us get on the right track to carbon-free transportation and a safer, healthier climate.” By Garrett Garner-Wells, Paul Guzyk and Luke Walch Boulder Daily Camera 10/03/2017 What if we told you there’s a five-year-old who is on the front lines … Read moreOur best climate program is under attack
Fight like your world depends on it. Because your world depends on it. – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power If you haven’t yet seen An Inconvenient Sequel-Truth to Power hustle your buns out to the the movies this weekend. It’s now showing in mainstream theaters across the country. I found this film to be powerful, … Read moreInspiration in Dark Times
Denver may see a month of 100-degree days by 2080. It’s early June and temperatures in Denver are already in the mid-90s. Climate modeling predicts a lot more of those days to come. Today’s Denverite has a good piece about summertime getting hotter and what Denver and the State of Colorado are doing – and … Read moreSummertime – and the climate is heating
The alpine Niwot Ridge research site, about 21 miles west of Boulder, is one of about 100 NOAA sites around the globe that tracks carbon dioxide levels. The Colorado data is one of the longest sets, stretching back 50 years. Grace Hood/CPR News For decades, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has depended on a … Read moreBoulder’s Climate Researchers Wary Of White House Budget, Paris Accord Exit
How often have you cringed when you heard an airline pilot or flight attendant come on the P.A. system to inform you that there was turbulence in the air? Turns out those announcements may become more commonplace, because of climate change. A study from England’s University of Reading finds turbulence could get two or three times worse if carbon dioxide … Read moreTalking Colorado Climate Change: Rising Temps, Shorter Ski Seasons And Possibly More Air Turbulence
The United States may be backing out of the Paris climate accord, but at least nine mayors in Colorado have pledged to uphold the deal. Collectively, the mayors from these cities — Denver, Aspen, Boulder, Breckenridge, Edgewater, Lafayette, Lakewood, Longmont and Vail — represent more than a million people in the state. But what does it mean for a city … Read moreHow Will The U.S. Climate Change Withdrawal Impact Colorado?
April 27, 2017 To Our Elected Leaders at All Levels of Government – As former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we know that science is at the heart of the bipartisan progress our nation has made toward protecting public health and the environment. Americans enjoy cleaner air, water and land today because for … Read moreThe Earth Warms While Trump Ignores Science: A letter from 777 EPA Alums.
Here’s some great advice from a savvy advocate about how to talk to people who aren’t in the pro-EPA camp. “We need to reach these guys with language/framing that will leverage their system of values, if we want them to change their positions/ be strong in maintaining pro EPA position. Instead of climate change, talk … Read moreBudget talking points for climate deniers (& folks who don’t “get” EPA)