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Looking back in order to go forward on climate change

Looking back in order to go forward on climate change

A recently-published book tracing the history of climate in the West offers some interesting insights about how one could frame a conversation around climate change.  B. Lynn Ingram and Frances…

A gettysburg address for climate change?

A gettysburg address for climate change?

The recent coverage of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address got me thinking, could there ever be a Gettysburg Address on climate change? No doubt, there’s a lot that…

Fracking-ban fracas likely to shape Colorado gubernatorial race

Fracking-ban fracas likely to shape Colorado gubernatorial race

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat whose 2nd Congressional District has seen a big spike in oil and gas drilling, told an industry trade association today that it should immediately…

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

A great experiment is under way in the American Midwest. It didn’t happen by design – in fact, much of what’s happened in Detroit is due to a lack of…

Bringing climate change home

Bringing climate change home

Recently, I was listening to a climate advocate recount her experience at a community workshop she had attended in Arizona on the topic of drought.  The organizers were happy to…

Broncos, Manning buck Chiefs, but fans should rein in Super Bowl hopes … this season

Broncos, Manning buck Chiefs, but fans should rein in Super Bowl hopes … this season

Even after Sunday’s big win by the Broncos over the previously unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs, Denver fans should probably dial back their expectations of Peyton Manning getting to February’s Super…

Arizona: the bull’s-eye of climate change

Arizona: the bull’s-eye of climate change

On the heels of the recent released report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of University of Arizona climate experts came together to discuss the report’s implications…

The start of one Climate Conversation

The start of one Climate Conversation

The impetus for this blog was a conversation I had with my wife, Carol, about climate change. Our most recent conversation was triggered by a piece on NPR’s This American…

Sliding into ski season with an abundance of caution

Sliding into ski season with an abundance of caution

In April of 2005, I was “that guy.” The Eeyore on a heli-skiing trip who – while not exactly uttering the Winnie the Pooh character’s famously gloomy “We’re all gonna…

Planned obsolescence all over the living room floor

Planned obsolescence all over the living room floor

I was mischievously tempted to reveal the strategy of planned obsolescence to my two-year-old as he stared up at me with sad, confused eyes, wondering why daddy couldn’t fix his…