Trump Budget Emphasizes Wrong Threats

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on April 7, 2017  In the daily barrage of absurdities emanating from the Trump administration, the larger ones easily get lost among the smaller ones. Two examples of the…

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Our Government is Failing Us on Global Climate Change

Published in NMPolitics.net on February 6, 2017  COMMENTARY: Ten years ago I wrote an op-ed titled “The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change.” Unfortunately, this op-ed can be republished today without modification. To look…

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FCSG Statement on Climate Mayors’ Letter

Statement updated on January 19, 2017  The Fort Collins City Council voted 5-2 on January 17th to “endorse and support” the Climate Mayor’s letter. Mayor Wade Troxell became the 66th U.S. mayor to sign the…

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Hick Moves Colorado Backward on Climate Change

 Published in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 10, 2016   Hick moves Colorado backward on climate change  Published in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 10, 2016  In April of 2008, Governor Bill Ritter issued…

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Colorado GOP and Climate Change

 Published in the Denver Post on April 13, 2016  Re: “Wasting Colorado’s money on EPA’s Clean Power Plan,” April 2 guest commentary.  State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg claims to want to prevent the Colorado Department of…

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Urge National Legislators to Support Meaningful Climate Action

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on December 24th, 2015  The climate agreement reached by delegates from nearly 200 countries in Paris on December 12th includes some significant steps forward. It acknowledges that the…

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Climate Plan Could Make City a Leader

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on February 27, 2015  Last June, I was asked by my employer (CSU) to serve on a Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) working with city staff to develop a…

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Calculator Provides Insight on Impact of Climate Change

 Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on January 30, 2014   Arithmetic can be helpful in understanding climate change. Have you ever wondered how global temperatures are related to carbon dioxide, or how much we’d…

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One Earth, One Future: The Folly of Fiddling While Earth Warms

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on December 5, 2013  In A.D. 64, flames consumed most of Rome. The Emperor Nero, reputed to have played his fiddle while his City burned, was thought to…

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Human Population Growth, Not Immigration, Promotes Global Warming

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 9, 2013  In a recent soapbox, Phil Cafaro once again conflates immigration with global population growth. He falsely suggests that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

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