Author Archives: Jonathan L. Gelbard

Another Medium ... The Same Message: Action on Climate

Musicians Inspiring Fans to Act On Climate Change Solutions

In 2007, Live Earth held massive climate change-themed concerts in stadiums around the world. The star-studded shows, broadcast globally, were intended to leverage the power of music to raise awareness, change individual behavior, and increase public pressure for governments to [...]

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What Do The American People Want? U.S. Action on Climate Change

American climate policy could use a bit of James Madison. In a letter written in 1822, five years after leaving office, the fourth President of the United States cautioned that “A popular Government, without popular information … is but a [...]

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State of Journalism Among Concerns Of NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Add the flagging state of mainstream journalism to the list of worries on the mind of NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco. In an hour-long open-mic conversation with ABC climate change reporter Bill Blakemore October 5 as part of [...]

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Cap-and-Trade Rx from RGGI: ‘Tight Fitting’ and ‘Not Floppy’

“Tight-fitting, not floppy around the ears.” Talk about how saying it simply often means saying it best and most clearly. Trouble is that many of the media missing-in-action from coverage important to congressional consideration of greenhouse gas legislation are just [...]

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The Bad News: Recession, Economic Slowdown; The Sliver of Silver Lining: CO2 Emissions Decline

There aren’t many positive things one can say about the global economic recession that, in the words of a recent New York Times article, “froze economic activity and slashed energy use around the world.”

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‘For Beginners’: Global Warming Joins Obama and Chomsky, Sartre and Shakespeare

“Beginners” now can add global warming to the list of subjects they can learn about through a series of highly successful paperback books published as part of the … you guessed it … “For Beginners” series.

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Oceans 30% More Acidic than in 1750

Ocean Acidification Research, Monitoring: Moving Toward Coordinated Federal Program

Chemists first theorized the process commonly referred to as “ocean acidification” in the 1970s, but only during the past few years have researchers begun to fully appreciate the threats it poses to ocean inhabitants such as corals and fish. With [...]

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