The Pope’s Encyclical: Climate Change’s Profound Challenges to Maine

July 16, 2015 12:03 pm0 comments
The Pope’s Encyclical: Climate Change’s Profound Challenges to Maine

“Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet,” Pope Francis began in his first papal encyclical on the environment last week. In his far-reaching 184-page letter titled “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home” the pope said the […]

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CCNF Interview with Divestment Movement Leaders

July 15, 2015 5:28 pm0 comments
CCNF Interview with Divestment Movement Leaders

Below are a set of excerpts from a CCNF virtual session with Ben Franta, PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a board member of the group Divest Harvard, and Geoffrey Supran, MIT Energy Fellow and leader of the group Fossil Free MIT. The transcript is minimally […]

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Interview with Michael Quirke on “Climate Change National Forum 3.0″ and CCNF’s future plans

July 3, 2015 4:05 pm0 comments
Michael Quirke, CCNF Executive Director & Founding Journalist

[Note: This is an interview of Michael Quirke by CCNF guest journalist Heather L. Cohen, originally taped at Earth Day Texas. The transcript below was minimally edited for brevity and readability:] So tell me more about CCNF? _ CCNF is a new journalistic initiative that I co-founded with a group of […]

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The Moral Case for Fossil Fuel Taxes

June 23, 2015 10:01 pm2 comments
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuel Taxes

One of the downsides of working in policy is that you end up hearing the same arguments over and over again. So I was excited to read Oren Cass’ recent piece in City Journal, “The Carbon Tax Charade,” which at least develops a new angle on arguments against a carbon […]

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Getting to Net-zero Emissions

March 11, 2015 7:32 pm0 comments
Getting to Net-zero Emissions

It is looking increasingly likely, but not a given, that a reference to global net-zero emissions or even a specific goal to achieve net-zero emissions by a certain date (e.g. end of the century) will appear in the climate deal that is expected to emerge from the Paris COP at […]

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The “Clean Air and Climate Change Act of 2015″

February 20, 2015 7:33 pm0 comments
The “Clean Air and Climate Change Act of 2015″

I drafted a new Clean Air Act for the nation’s review and consideration (see “The Clean Air and Climate Change Act of 2015“).  The Act adds greenhouse gases and removes 50-75% of the redundancy and unnecessary complexity that has developed in the current air quality management system.

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