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Organic Agriculture Is Key to Helping Feed the World Sustainably

John Reganold

Organic agriculture is a relatively untapped resource for feeding the Earth’s population, especially in the face of climate change and other global challenges. That’s the conclusion my doctoral candidate Jonathan Wachter and I reached in reviewing 40 years of science comparing the long-term prospects of organic and conventional farming. Read more >

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Oil and Gas: What We Know is Concerning, but What We Don’t is Worse

Samantha Rubright, MPH, CPH

The U.S. continues to promote and extract domestic oil and gas, even when the market is flooded with this product. Why? Because the collective “we” demands it. Read more >

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Why Climate Finance Matters to Real People

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

We humans are used to the climate of the places where we live, regardless of how extreme they may be. I witnessed this first-hand during my time in Churchill with Polar Bears International, just a few weeks before COP21. While we were there to track the bears, I found that locals were waiting just as impatiently for the water to freeze and snow to fall, so they could head out to their cabins and trap lines. For all who live in the Arctic, life begins in the winter. But this winter—as in so many winters, lately – the sea ice was late to come, and both bears and people remained trapped on land well into December. Read more >

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Who Brings What to the Global Potluck?

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

In the aftermath of the weekend celebrations over the Paris Accord, disappointment that the legally binding aspects of the Paris Accord did not include the emission reductions and financing commitments populate my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Does that mean the agreement is a failure? Should we tear it up? Not at all! In fact, the separation of the legally binding versus the voluntary aspects of the accord was a careful, deliberate, and—at least in my opinion—very intelligent choice. And here’s why.

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The 25-Year Road to Paris: Talking COP with Alden Meyer

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Dr. Emily Powell

Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists has been in attendance at all but one of the Conference Of Parties (COP) meetings organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since they began in 1990. Read more >

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