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

Climate Corner: Failed promises of the natural gas industry

Jul 30, 2022 George Banziger Residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley have been presented with several myths about the benefits of the natural gas industry. These myths have resulted in unfulfilled promises that have left the Valley and… Read More

Climate Corner Climate change urgency that creates jobs

Jun 11, 2022 George Banziger Many thanks to Sen. Joe Manchin for his efforts at bipartisan solutions on climate legislation. Up to this point these efforts have not been successful, yet the importance of addressing climate change… Read More

Climate Corner: Engage, inform on climate change

Apr 23, 2022 George Banziger After the 52nd annual Earth Day we should celebrate by striving to get more people engaged in action to address climate change. A majority of Americans accept the fact that global warming… Read More

Climate Corner: Job creation from fossil fuels – Where’s the beef?

Mar 5, 2022 George Banziger In a recent opinion piece, the writer asserted the fossil fuel industry has a positive impact on job creation and the economy. This assertion was made without any evidence to support it…. Read More

Climate Corner: Economics, energy and employment

Jan 22, 2022 George Banziger There are certain demographic and economic trends that have been evident for decades in this region of Appalachia and that can be addressed given the opportunities presented by the investment of federal… Read More

Recent Tornadoes bring climate change to the forefront

Dec 17, 2021 George Banziger While our immediate attention should be directed at relief efforts for the thousands of people who have lost loved ones, are injured, homeless, and without jobs and their personal possessions, we should still… Read More

Climate Corner: A bipartisan infrastructure bill

Dec 4, 2021 George Banziger On Nov. 15 President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. In August the U.S. Senate had passed the bill with 19 Republicans voting for it, and on Nov. 6 the… Read More

Extreme Weather

By George Banziger October 6, 2021 in the Marietta Times Climate change is indeed a worldwide crisis. The international climate summit in Glasgow Scotland, where representatives from 190 nations will convene on November 1, is, only few weeks… Read More

Climate Corner: Re-imagine Appalachia

Sep 18, 2021 George Banziger There has been a lot of frightening and vividly portrayed news about extreme weather lately that has brought our collective attention to the urgent need to address human-caused climate change. Unstoppable wildfires… Read More