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Ten years to act: A climate crisis

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/07/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

Eric Schreiber learned long ago that presenting Al Gore’s famous climate presentation is a lot like drinking from a fire hose. So the retired diagnostic radiologist and member of The Vice President’s crop of presenters has pared back to the essentials what we need to know about a topic that consumed 7 hours of a presidential town hall on CNN...

<br />Eric Schreiber gives his climate change presentation which has been honed over the years since the release of An Inconvenient Truth.<br />The Keeling Curve has been measuring atmospheric concentrations of carbon emissions since 1958.<br />The well researched account of how Big Oil subverted the truth of global warming for decades is told in Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes.

The Great Lakes, the Amazon: Saving the world's most precious ecosystems

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/30/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Climate, Water

To appreciate why the man made fires raging across the Amazon rainforest have the world paused in terror, let's turn the mirror—to look at how we have treated the Great Lakes.

<br />Image of a shipwreck in Lake Erie from diver Jeremy Bannister

Climate conversation in Cleveland gets candid

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/25/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

“We will have 1,000 years of rising global temperatures,” David Orr, distinguished professor emeritus of Oberlin College’s Environmental Studies program led off a Candid Conversation on Climate Change at the Cleveland 2030 District and American Institute of Architects event. “We’ve cast a long shadow on our children’s future.”

<br />David Orr described how the Adam J. Lewis Environmental Center that he helped design in Oberlin in 2000 produces 45% more energy than it consumes thanks to solar power and energy efficient design. And that is 20 year old technology, he added, we know how to do this.

Museum devoted to climate that also lives its ideals

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/05/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Climate

Perched on an island in the St. Lawrence River between two sides of Montreal, the Biosphere that Buckminster Fuller designed for the World Fair, Expo 67, and in 1991 was up-cycled as a museum focused on the environment says and does a lot about one hot topic.

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Bill McKibben considers if we Falter (or should we rise)

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/19 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Climate

How significant is it that Falter is the title of Bill McKibben’s new book rather than an equally worthy—but perhaps anachronistic name—like Rise?

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