Monthly Archives: October 2023


In today’s world, the urgency to integrate climate education into every school’s curriculum has never been more apparent. This initiative is not just about education; it’s about safeguarding our children’s well-being. Witnessing the climate crisis unfold firsthand, in all its severity, has a profound impact on their mental and physical health. Spread the word

Model metropolis for an era of high temperatures

Cities are hot. When you cover the ground with asphalt and concrete, jam millions of cars together on congested streets, and erect thousands of buildings that leak their own heat, you create what experts call an “urban heat island.” Daytime temperatures in these places can be as much as 7 degrees Fahrenheit higher than surrounding rural […]

The cost of climate change

One of the arguments against decarbonizing the economy is that it would be too costly. It would cause economic loss and upheaval. There are other arguments against using certain decarbonization technologies like nuclear for energy generation, again based on cost. However, our new planet requires new economics. At some point, and we might be getting close, […]

Eco-grief: Coping with our climate crisis

I’ve been struggling with grieving all summer. It has seemed overwhelming. I’m glad there is more discussion about it all. That is critical but now we need political action to make change. And yet, on Thanksgiving, I am still full of gratitude for the beauty of the world around me. The fall colors are lovely. […]

The Climate Changed What do we do now?

I was reminded by the recent flooding in New York City how climate change impacts cities. Our roads turn into death traps during such flash floods. How do we need to rethink and redesign roads? One idea is to consider water containment and removal wholistically along with roads. That is, use green infrastructure along with […]