Browsing the archives for the Climate Champions category

Down on the farm

The chronicle of climate-related disasters that farmer Jack Hedin and his family have endured in the last several years reads like something out of the book of Job, but Hedin isn’t sitting around cursing God like Job did; he’s lowering his own emissions and raising awareness through his writing about the perils we face if we don’t act fast to curb greenhouse gases.

Extreme makeover: town edition?

Situated as it is on the banks of America’s largest river, practically within spitting distance of three other states, and with easy access to transmission lines that carry power to several major cities, Cassville’s potential to become a big player in the clean energy economy in the region is as large as the town is small.

Calvin’s reformation: changing the climate of the church

Under the influence of the coal, gas and oil lobbies, Calvin DeWitt says, the U.S. Congress is making the human economy more concrete than the economy of the biosphere.