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Advice: Should I warn a friend about rising sea levels?

By Sara Peach on Sep 24, 2018

Fisher Island Dear Sara, My friend is a Republican who owns a very expensive mansion on Fisher Island in Miami. I'm fairly sure my friend believes that climate change is real but does not know how serious the situation may get within her or her...

Climate change disasters won’t be ‘just’ ecological

By Amy Brady on Sep 14, 2018

One of the reasons climate change is so hard to even think about - let alone understand fully - is that it manifests in many different ways. We're seeing some of those manifestations now in the form of wildfires ravaging the Pacific Northwest, larger and...

Climate change science comeback strategies: ‘In it for the money’

By Karin Kirk on Sep 5, 2018

Credit: Image by Karin Kirk. When you don't like the message, attack the messenger. It's an age-old tactic and an easy way to energize opposition while distracting from the real issue at hand. With climate change, ad-hominem attacks on scientists are...

Children’s books about climate change

By Michael Svoboda on Aug 31, 2018

Becoming a parent - or a grandparent - poses a new challenge for climate-aware adults, many of whom may still be struggling to come to their own terms with the problem. For this bookshelf, Yale Climate Connectons has selected 12 titles to illustrate...

We’re on the verge of a wind revolution

By Jan Ellen Spiegel on Aug 23, 2018

Block Island offshore wind farm aerial view (Source: Wikipedia (Ionna22/CC BY-SA 4.0)). There's no question the U.S. is a latecomer to offshore wind. Just look at the numbers. In U.S. waters, there are precisely five turbines. They're just off Block...

A novelist’s New York state of clime

By Michael Svoboda on Aug 14, 2018

In 1976, when Billy Joel released "A New York State of Mind," his winsome tribute to the city he called home, few Americans were worried about climate change. Climate scientist James Hansen's critical testimony to Congress was still more than a decade...

Climate change science comeback strategies

By Karin Kirk on Jul 26, 2018

Credit: Image by Karin Kirk. Staircase wit. L'esprit de l'escalier. It's the way the perfect response in an uncomfortable conversation comes cruelly late, occurring only after the crux moment has long since passed, and you're descending the stairs on your...

Colorado’s 416 Fire raises wildfire uncertainties

By Samantha Harrington on Jul 6, 2018

Smoke plume from 416 fire as seen from U.S. Hwy 550, north of Durango, when the wildfire was just getting under way in early June. (Photo credit: U.S. Forest Service.) Heidi Steltzer lives close enough to the 416 Fire blazing through Colorado's San Juan...

RIP Commentator Charles Krauthammer

By Bud Ward on Jun 25, 2018

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Charles Krauthammer. Those steadfastly rejecting climate change science or arguments for "doing something" about the issue lost a strong voice with the passing of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles...

Climate doubter becomes a climate advocate

By Bruce Lieberman on Jun 12, 2018

Conservative Alex Bozmoski used to doubt the reality of global warming. But several years ago, in a college class, he learned the science behind climate change and became convinced that it is a real and serious threat. That got him thinking. Bosmoski:...

Native Americans move toward energy independence

By Bruce Lieberman on Jun 7, 2018

Lakota Solar Enterprises founder Henry Red Cloud (Photo: Courtesy of Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center) For the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, the sun is more than a source of energy. Red Cloud: "Native people's way of life - language, song, dance,...

Q&A with author of ‘Blackfish City’ novel

By Amy Brady on Jun 6, 2018

For this month's column, I spoke with Sam J. Miller, author of the thrilling new novel Blackfish City. This book, like Kim Stanley Robinson's New York 2140, looks to a future time when Earth has been ravaged by climate change and humanity is barely...