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Changing Our National Narratives to Address Climate Change

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2020 12:55:48 PM / by Carol Pierson Holding

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Last week, the New York State Senate voted to divest fossil fuel investments from its $266 billion pension portfolio. Co-sponsor Liz Kueger offered this rationale: “Fiduciary and moral responsibility require the process of divestment to begin now. The writing on the wall could not be clearer: fossil fuel producers are a bad long-term investment.” The Fossil Free movement is deservedly celebrating this major accomplishment.

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An Open Letter to President Drew Faust, Harvard University

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2018 9:55:26 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

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In a few months, you will retire from Harvard University and be free to direct your colossal talents wherever you want. I’m writing with an idea of how you could contribute to the climate change mitigation effort in a way no-one else can, and in the process, reverse what I think may be the only blemish on your otherwise outstanding record: forsaking the divestment movement.

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Does Trump-Putin Aim Lead to the Arctic?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

In an analysis in Vanity Fair titled “In Trump’s Amerika”, Mike Mariani posits that Trump is using the same “chaos theory” techniques to accumulate power that Putin has used successfully for twenty years. From tweets to out-and-out lies, Trump forces the media to focus on fact-checking rather than digging for truth, making honesty and values irrelevant and feeding passivity among the citizenry. Once this quagmire is established, Trump can pursue his aim unfettered.

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Rays of Hope for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2017 11:24:05 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

Donald Trump’s picks for his cabinet and advisors created a climate denier’s dream team, and their promises to renege on the Paris Climate Agreement and dismantle the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are firing up the global Green movement big time.

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Can Business Trump Trump’s Anti-Climate Stance

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

Donald Trump’s election has sent the global climate community into a tailspin.

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Ask the Plants for Help Adapting to Climate Change

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2016 12:58:11 PM / by Carol Pierson Holding

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Last week on CBS News I watched a piece about Dutch farmer Marc van Rijsselberghe, who is running experiments in the Texel Islands, Netherlands, to grow potatoes using in salt-ridden land. As more and more salty water seeps through the Dutch dykes onto its farmland, van Rijsselberghe and others are finding ways to adapt.

When CBS asks van Rijsselberghe how he knows which test strain will work, he says, “We ask the plants.”  Whether they live or die in salty soil dictates which strains will be sent to other places suffering salt-induced soil degradation.

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Climate Woes Demand Both War and Civil Action

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2016 10:23:22 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

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Light at the End of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2016 11:10:26 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

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Fossil Fuel Divestiture Campaign Focuses on Big Pensions

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2016 10:19:45 AM / by Carol Pierson Holding

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