Author Archives: Leslie P. King, MD, MPH
The Anasazi culture of the southwestern United States reached its zenith between 1050 and 1125 A.D. before experiencing a dramatic collapse. Despite their advanced industrial society known for their cliff dwellings and ornate baskets, no authoritative written record adequately explains [...]
The recession and a mild winter resulted in a 3.1 percent drop in carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants in 2008, according to EPA data analyzed by the Environmental Integrity Project, a nonprofit interest group. The one-year dip is [...]
Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns associated with climate change will cause major shifts in global wildfire patterns, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Texas Tech University.
How many times did you have to read that headline to make sense of it? Yet? That’s the point. Comes a time, better said came a time, when it’s increasingly unproductive taking time to write about editorial columnist George Will’s [...]
It came as no surprise to close observers when Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson in mid-April issued the agency’s “historic” determination that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases pose significant public health and ecological risks.
A new report defines policy changes and other actions needed to help reduce losses from rising sea levels resulting from climate change.
Several public opinion polls of Americans’ attitudes suggest that much of the science of climate change is getting lost in the fury surrounding its politics. A recent Pew survey, for instance, reports that the percentage of Americans who believe “solid [...]