Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

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Erika Spanger-Siegfried, a senior analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, researches, writes and speaks about U.S. climate change impacts and preparedness.She holds a master’s degree in energy and environmental analysis from Boston University and a B.S. in fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.. See Erika's full bio.

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Resist this: The Trump Administration’s Control+Alt+Delete Strategy on Climate Change

The first days of the Trump Administration have caught many of us by surprise with the volume of contestable statements, controversial orders, and provocative media appearances. Amidst this, the administration’s attacks on science are now fully underway.

At least, though, we’re clearer now what their climate change strategy is going to be, and can more effectively organize to fight it. Read more >

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Rex Tillerson and “We’ll Adapt” to Climate Change: Millionaire Oilmen Say the Darndest Things

People tell me that Rex Tillerson stands a good chance of being confirmed as Secretary of State this month. In the spirit of not going quietly, Senators should press him on many fronts, not least his statements about climate change adaptation. When Rex Tillerson says we’ll just have to adapt to climate change—whether it’s hubris, ignorance, or deception talking—it’s a dangerous view. It’s playing with other people’s lives. Read more >

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Lies Hurt. Facts Matter. And So Does Resistance.

We need to stand and be counted for the objective truth and the cold hard facts on which it stands. Read more >

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Global Warming in the Arctic: A Sensitive Climate Gone Off the Rails

Right now temperatures across much of the Arctic are 36 degrees F above normal. Large areas are well above freezing. And instead of rapidly expanding, sea ice extent is in decline. Taken together, this is not unusual. It’s unheard of. Read more >

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King Tides and the “Supermoon”—Time and Tide Wait for No Man

The laws of physics are unchanged by the US presidential election: the planet is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the moon is still circling the earth. Read more >

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