Wine and the Environment?

  I love wine tasting and learning about pairing it with certain foods. It’s so much fun giving my favorite wines as gifts and there’s just something so elegant about it....more


The dichotomy between grass and desertification provides an insightful representation of California's record-breaking warmest January through August. ...more

The Gender Bias of Global Warming

Cross-posted from UN Women Parker Liautaud is an Arctic explorer. Photo: Paddy Scott Parker Liautaud is a polar explorer and climate change campaigner. He has undertaken three expeditions to the North Pole and one to the South Pole. In 2013, he completed the fastest human-powered trek from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He studies Geology & Geophysics at Yale University and is a Fellow at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute. ...more

National Climate Assessment: Why I'm Cautiously Elated

The National Climate Assessment, the culmination of a four-year effort to catalog the effects of climate change on the United States, is a breath of fresh air in the national discussion of climate change. ...more
I would have hoped there would be more comments on something that will affect us so deeply. I ...more

Persuading People to Open Their Eyes

NaBloPoMo ~ January 30, 2014 Thursday, January 30, 2014 If you could persuade people to do one thing right now, what would it be?~~~~~~~~...more

We Need GOOD News on Climate Change

Tired of all the relentlessly grim news about climate change? - So am I. But the truth is that it's not all gloom and doom. ...more

The Warmest Day of Your Life - So Far

Okay, try this with me: Bring up the memory of the hottest day in your life. Picture it: Where were you that day? What were you doing? Who was with you? How did you cope with the heat? I'll start. ...more

Crying For Our Children Over Climate Change

As my husband and I read aloud to each other at dinner last Friday the news that a big symbolic global warming milestone had been passed, his eyes filled with tears and I cried outright. It was 25 years ago that he and I, working together at an environment-energy information office in the Congress, first learned about how we humans — doing such basic things as heating our homes and driving our cars — might change our little planet in ways unknown....more
Climate news--especially of this magnitude--is invariably depressing, but it can't freeze us in ...more

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

image via SF Girl by Bay Not this year, Billy Boy, Billy Boy....more