New Providence Harbor Management Plan Ignores Climate Change

New Providence Harbor Management Plan Ignores Climate Change

Most noticeably absent from the report is the almost total omission of anything relating to climate change. It’s the most pressing environmental, social and economic issue that our generation — and those that come after us — will face, so it’s downright baffling that the only mention of anything remotely addressing it in this plan can be found in the very last recommendation in the report, buried in the section on shipping and navigation of the harbor.

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Mass. Clean Energy & Climate Plan Nothing More Than Deceptive Marketing

Mass. Clean Energy & Climate Plan Nothing More Than Deceptive Marketing

The Baker administration just released its Clean Energy & Climate Plan as required by the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act. The administration claims the state is on pace to meet the GWSA requirement of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 and that we will reach that number if certain things fall into place. It’s worth reading in full, but here’s a bit of a reality check.

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Book Documents Environmental and Social Justice Struggles in Changing World

Book Documents Environmental and Social Justice Struggles in Changing World

“Power in a Warming World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality” by David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts and Mizan R. Khan will not tell you what just happened in Paris; it was written in the early part of 2015, but the book does give you some of the background you need to analyze what happened at COP21 on your own.

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American Exceptionalism on Climate Change

American Exceptionalism on Climate Change

On Dec. 12, after more than 20 years of largely futile attempts to reach a meaningful agreement on climate change, the international community succeeded at the COP (Conference of Parties) 21 meeting in France in taking its first genuine step toward curbing greenhouse-gas emissions. The United States was once again exceptional in its leadership and vision; however, this positive exceptionalism may transform into a negative, given our domestic politics and public complacency.

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