Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner – It’s time to THRIVE

Local columns  Jun 5, 2021 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com To quote Johan Rockstrom, Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, “An emergency is calculated by risk divided by time. Risk… Read More

Climate Corner: It’s time for us to reimagine Appalachia

May 29, 2021 George Banziger Parkersburg News and Sentinel People in the Appalachian region have for generations assumed that good-paying union jobs had to involve the sacrifice of their health–even their lives–in extractive industries such as coal. New… Read More

Climate Corner: Carbon capture sequestration technology won’t solve crisis

May 22, 2021 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Randi Pokladnik In its current state, carbon capture is another false promise when it comes to addressing the urgent need to decrease carbon dioxide emissions. The very industry that is a… Read More

Climate Corner: Companies use law as a weapon

May 15, 2021 Aaron Dunbar editorial@newsandsentinel.com By now I probably don’t have to tell you that a year is a very long time to spend cooped up in the house. For human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, however, that… Read More

Climate Corner: Methanol facility a bad idea for valley

May 8, 2021 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com The company West Virginia Methanol, Inc. submitted a permit application in November 2020 to build a facility in Pleasants County on a former carbon black site along the Ohio River. The West… Read More

Climate Corner: Back the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

May 1, 2012 George Banziger Parkersburg News and Sentinel.com             Recently in the U.S. House of Representatives the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was re-introduced into the 117th Congress. The EI&CD Act (HR 2307) is not a… Read More

Climate Corner: Why ‘better living through chemistry’ is not always true

Apr 24, 2021 Randi Pokladnik Parkersburg News and Sentinel.com “Better living through chemistry” was a marketing slogan used by the DuPont company in the 1930s. Chemical companies continue to make good use of advertising to convince Americans that… Read More

Climate Corner: Bigfoot and the big lie

Apr 17, 2021 Aaron Dunbar Parkersburg News and Sentinel I write a lot about climate change, given that it’s one of the greatest existential threats ever faced by humanity. But my first true love has always been for… Read More

Climate Corner: Time for Appalachia to THRIVE

Apr 10, 2021 Eric Engle Parkersburg News and Sentinel Lobbyists and industry representatives in the fossil fuels industries, including Greg Kozera with Shale Crescent USA, like to claim that the industries are all about good-paying jobs, prosperity, and… Read More

Climate Corner: Finding common ground on climate change and the economy

Apr 3, 2021 George Banziger Parkersburg News and Sentinel The Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action slogan, “save the grandchildren,” has special meaning to me and my commitment to climate action. I have only two grandchildren, both of whom are… Read More