Climate Corner: Is going nuclear really the right option?

Nov 19, 2022 Randi Pokladnik As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) meetings wrap up in Egypt, citizens around the world realize that we can no longer base our economies on carbon fuels. Many nations… Read More

Climate Corner: Public policy must do better

Nov 12, 2022 Eric Engle A recent piece in The Washington Post included the fact that, “Carbon dioxide concentrations in 2021 were 415.7 parts per million (or ppm), methane at 1908 parts per billion (ppb) and nitrous… Read More

Climate Corner: Time to end unhealthy relationship with fossil fuels

Nov 5, 2022 George Banziger I appreciate fossil fuels. They heated my various homes over the years, got me to my office every day during my work life, took me on several exciting vacations, and gave me… Read More

Climate Corner: Climate, war and existential threats

Oct 29, 2022 Aaron Dunbar Jeffery Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, was recently a speaker at the Athens Democracy Forum in Athens, Greece. When comparing the primary forms of government among major… Read More

Climate Corner: Leave it to beavers

Oct 22, 2022 Linda Eve Seth “The beaver told the rabbit as they stared at the Hoover Dam: ‘No, I didn’t build it myself, but it’s based on an idea of mine.’” — Charles Hard Townes ***… Read More

Climate Corner: How much are you willing to tolerate?

Oct 15, 2022 Vic Elam I am not a regular contributor to this column but found myself needing to express my concerns after a nearby event came to my attention. On Sept. 8 a brine truck carrying… Read More

Climate Corner: We are burning our grandkids’ future

Oct 8, 2022 Randi Pokladnik “How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing?” This question, posed by Sir David Attenborough, should be one… Read More

Climate Corner: Plug in, Mid-Ohio Valley

Oct 1, 2022 Giulia Mannarino The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the transportation sector is the #1 source of carbon pollution in the United States. At 29% in 2021, transportation now generates the largest share of greenhouse… Read More

Climate Corner: Proposed plant a dangerous distraction

Sep 24, 2022 Eric Engle The company Competitive Power Ventures Inc. has announced plans to build a combined-cycle natural gas power plant in West Virginia, an 1,800-megawatt facility representing a $3 billion investment that could potentially be… Read More

Climate Corner: Cleaning up from the past

Sep 17, 2022 George Banziger Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner One of the most daunting tasks confronting those areas that comprise the Appalachian region is the repair of damage caused by the unfettered extraction of oil and gas that… Read More