climate science

From the Heartland: An Inside Look at the Extreme Right’s War on K-12 Climate and Environmental Education

America’s extreme right has been attacking climate change and environmental education in schools for decades using a variety of tactics aimed at keeping it from becoming core  knowledge our children …

Tuckerman Ravine Trail 1962, The Forest Historical Society

NH Scientists Speaking Up

Today, 50 scientists from New Hampshire released a letter urging candidates for public office to: “acknowledge the overwhelming balance of evidence for the underlying causes of climate change, to support …

Credit: Max Greenberg (NWF)

Tips for Talking Climate Change at the Holiday Party

Several years ago at the holiday party for my husband’s company, one of his colleagues began spouting off about how climate change was not real. Those at the table who …

National Association of Evangelicals Releases Document on Climate Change and Impacts on the Poor

The National Association of Evangelicals released a new document on climate change’s impacts on the poor.  Loving the Least of These:  Addressing a Changing Environment covers the science of climate …

Climate Deniers Champion Persecution, Not Proof

While we no longer literally burn scientists at the stake, they still face persecution for upsetting the apple cart.

Spanish moss cloaks a live oak tree— a familiar site in the lowcountry. (Photo Credit: Roxanne Turpen)

Conservative Climate Coalition Charts New Course: Conserve Our Climate & Values

I’m a born-and-raised South Carolinian, and I’m proud of my personal conservation ethic. I’m not the only one — I know conservationists of all stripes who, like me, were inspired by childhood experiences …

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top …

Why Doesn’t the United States Have an Energy Policy To Create Jobs and Protect the Environment?

 By Larry J. Schweiger  I hope you will join me at National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary Gala on April 13 in Washington D.C.  We’ll honor Robert Redford and the many …

Believing in climate change makes you an expert, and here’s why

Are you a climate change expert? If you agree that climate change is occurring, the answer to this question is 100% yes – especially if you are a scientist or …

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International Polar Bear Day: 13 Things You May Not Know about Polar Bears

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, which falls each year on February 27th, here are a few things about the celebrated bruin that may amaze and amuse you: The …

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