Our grandchildren will look toward us one day and wonder what we did in response.
How bad will things get? No one really knows.
Just as the prospect of climate collapse is unparalleled in our experience, so must our response to it be both creative and imaginative.
The “energy district,” as it’s called, consists of the towns of Barnard, Bradford, Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford and Woodstock.
The Department of Public Service’s effort represents part of a trend as state agencies look to include a broader swath of Vermonters in climate-related public policy decisions.
If we don’t solve the climate crisis, none of humanity’s other problems will matter all that much. And if we can’t learn from the recent past, we’ll never stop our rapid decline into a hot, unstable and increasingly uninhabitable planet.
Friday’s rally, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby, was the first since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some students met with their legislators on the steps of the Statehouse.
Lawmakers are investing $22 million to cut down on the vehicles’ sticker price, as well as $19 million for electric charging infrastructure to make it more practical for Vermonters to get around in them.
Council members voted 19-4 to approve the plan, which outlines pathways to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions requirements established through the Global Warming Solutions Act. The four “no” votes came from members of the Scott administration.
Members of the Climate Council are struggling to agree on how to tackle emission reduction goals as well as adaptation and resilience needs in their upcoming Climate Action Plan, due Dec. 1.
Environmental activists, including Bill McKibben, addressed a crowd at Battery Park on Friday after marching through downtown Burlington.
Hartford declared a “climate emergency” in December 2019 and resolved to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions townwide by 2030. Hartford voters passed a binding article requiring the town’s municipal operations to achieve net-zero by 2027.
The study shows that Burlington’s city design causes significantly warmer conditions than necessary.
A Department of Financial Regulation report says severe weather events will increase in frequency, and so will insurance claims and losses.