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Leading Experts Make the Case for Climate Action in the United States

A new, cross-disciplinary white paper authored by three prominent international climate experts for the US-based Universal Ecological Fund refutes the notion that taking proactive actions to mitigate and adapt to rapid climate warming runs contrary to U.S. domestic economic interests. It was precisely that contention that President Donald J. Trump used to justify his intention […]

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The Sea is Confused

A Harbormaster’s Reflection on a Life Watching the Sea From Doc Ricketts to Mack to Dora Flood, Monterey is the stuff of legend, the iconic fishing town hugging the Pacific Coast of central California. Brought to life by the characters of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, the abundance of Monterey Bay fueled Steinbeck’s imagination. More than just characters in a novel, […]

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The Failure of U.S. Climate and Environmental Policy and Why There is Still Hope

Writing to a  class of international students “Climate Change Mitigation in the Developing World” about “climate policy where I live” It is, of course, hard news from the United States with Donald Trump signing his “energy independence” executive order.   Among other things, the order calls for a “rewrite” of former president Obama’s Clean Power Plan […]