Tag: Charleston Gazette-Mail

On climate, making Manchin irrelevant is the only path

WVGazettemail July 26, 2022 Eric Engle The world is being scorched. Europe is suffering under massive heatwaves, as is the U.S, and China. Wildfires, droughts, collapsing glaciers and devastating floods are becoming ubiquitous globally. The U.S’s fastest growing cities like Scottsdale, Arizona… Read More

Good plans to move from fossil fuels are out there

The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Oct. 22, 2021 Eric Engle In the Oct. 21 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, wrote a rather condescending op-ed discussing how vital fossil fuels are to… Read More

Time for Manchin to act on climate

By Eric Engle Sep 27, 2021 West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin III, is certainly the talk of the town these days, so to speak. Or, perhaps, more like the talk of the world. The only way that… Read More

The latest climate report is alarming (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Aug 10, 2021 Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail The sixth assessment report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released Monday, and its findings are beyond dire. It… Read More

Engle: The house is on fire; will we stop lighting matches? (Opinion)

WV Gazette Mail 6/24/2021 As the White House and Congress discuss infrastructural investments, including green energy and sustainability, and ideas like tax code changes to pay for them, the time to act on the global climate crisis is… Read More

Moving on from coal without abandoning miners

Charleston Gazette MailBy Jim Probst Jun 21, 2021“Change is coming whether we seek it or not. Too many inside and outside the coalfields have looked the other way when it comes to recognizing and addressing specifically what that… Read More

Solutions exist outside of fear mongering

By Eric Engle May 1, 2021 The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Top of Form Bottom of Form The scare tactics being deployed by the fossil fuels and derivative industries, their lapdog politicians and their loyal pundits are laser-focused on West… Read More

Water is life, except in WV

Monday was World Water Day — a day recognized by 20 global water and related organizations to raise awareness of water crises globally and to recognize and celebrate what water means to us all. In West Virginia, however,… Read More

A solution in search of a hero

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Opinion column by Jim Probst, state coordinator of West Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby We have been through an awful lot in the past 12 months and, as we… Read More

New WVU biology study of trees has implications for future climate change predictions

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail: Sunday, February 14, 2021 Energy and Environment news article by Mike Tony, staff writer Features research of professor Richard Thomas and alumnus Justin Mathias published in Proceedings of the National Academy of… Read More