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10 most important climate steps

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/31/17 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Climate

The sequel to An Inconvenient Truth hits the theaters this week. It shows how the Paris Climate Accord made history. The “plot” involves huge superpowers who clash and ultimately agree that the threat of global warming calls for immediate action. We know the ending is a happy one as even the U.S. and India embrace real, meaningful reductions of carbon...

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We (nearly) all agree global warming is happening, so why the silence?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/03/17 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

When Yale University started its Program on Climate Change Communication in 2008, sentiment on climate change was running high. Of the 18,000 individuals polled, 71% said they believed it was happening.

Red zone<br />America believes that global warming is happening, according to a poll conducted by Yale University of 18,000 individuals.Who's talking<br />Americans are talking less about global warming in most parts of the country (purple), despite wide scale believe that its happening, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

What's next for the planet? Climate leaders gather in Oberlin to find an answer

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/07/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

It had already been quite a week for those concerned about the future of the planet. As Haiti reeled and Florida braced for a monstrous hurricane fueled by warmer than ever ocean water, simultaneously, the European Union joined the U.S., China and 55 nations to ratify the Paris Climate Accord. But not before climate scientists were issuing warnings this week that...

What's next?<br />Next System Project presented their idea of how to power a resilient, but fair, economy without fossil fuels in Oberlin.

Cleveland awarded $600K to tackle climate vulnerability

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/14/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Transform

“I have to be careful going up hills, because if I stop, the whole thing will tip over,” Nick Rajkovich explains the physics of navigating 40 pounds of air temperature monitors, a camera and a complex steel frame lashed to his black, Surly cargo bike.

<br />Nick Rajkovich on his weather bike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.<br />Dr. Nicholas Rajkovich, a Brecksville native, built this bike to measure urban heat island effect in Cuyahoga County.<br />Who are the most vulnerable to climate related illness in Cuyahoga County. Dark blue is the most vulnerable based on six social and environmental factors. Data maps from Nicholas Rajkovich.<br />Data maps from Nicholas Rajkovich shows where the highest poverty and paved surfaces from his study of heat island effect in Cuyahoga County. Darker equals a higher concentration of both.

The rational business decision to destabilize the Earth's climate

David Beach  |  04/24/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy, Climate

If we are to have any hope of stabilizing the Earth’s climate so our children will have a tolerable future, most fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground unburned. Fossil fuel companies, however, have other plans.

Stranded assets?<br />What will happen if most of the oil, gas, and coal has to remain in the ground? (Photo from 350.org)

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