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Newspaper articles and opinion pieces

Columns and feature articles written for the Sunday Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus in Vermont (and recently the Green Energy Times, which are often edited versions of Herald articles).

For each year, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, there is an indexed collection of my newspaper columns.

Environmental Journalism Revisited outlines the history, philosophy and vision of the Sunday Environment page; and gives an overview of the published content during the first four years.

This letter from the 1927 flood in Vermont was published in the Herald in memory of the Irene flood.

2017-04-22Getting there more efficiently
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2016-01-10Reflections on a hot year
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2015-10-04Warm Fall Brings Hope
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2015-05-03Late spring after extreme winter
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2014-11-30US-China pact is a step forward
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2014-06-05Vermont among States warming the most
Seth Borenstein (Associated Press and Rutland Herald)
2014-01-26The courage to challenge the status quo
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2013-12-15Climate Change is a moral issue
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2013-07-21Extreme weather, climate change and the future of our planet
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2013-04-14Climate change brings many surprises
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2013-02-24Accelerating climate change brings more extreme weather
Rutland Herald
2013-01-20Reflections on our environment, five years later
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-07-22Down to earth: Vt. scientist gauges climate from his garden - Kevin O'Connor
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-06-30What’s In Store For Vermont - Washington Electric Coop Annual Meeting 2012
WEC Coop Currents - June 2012 Newsletter
2012-04-08A glimpse into the future of our Vermont climate
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-02-26Vermont winters are changing rapidly
Rutland Herald/Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-01-15A year of weather disasters and climate inaction
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-10-23Understanding and dealing with a changing world
Rutland Herald
2011-09-04The second flood of 2011
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-06-19Floods and more floods get our attention
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-02-13Winter reflections on more signs of climate change
Rutland Herald
2010-11-21What to do with all this rain!
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2010-11-07Climate change affects fall and winter transitions in Vermont
Rutland Herald
2010-07-18Human actions have local and global impacts
Rutland Herald
2010-07-04Lilacs grow green earlier ... and winter shrinks
Rutland Herald
2010-04-25Spring climate transition and new beginnings
Rutland Herald
2009-09-13The Transition into Fall
Rutland Herald
2009-08-02The choices we face
Rutland Herald
2009-06-21Protecting our forests
Rutland Herald
2009-04-05Envisioning a sustainable energy future
Rutland Herald
2009-03-01Snow’s Global Impact
Rutland Herald
2009-01-18Winter reflections, one year on
Rutland Herald
2008-11-17Sustainable Systems
Rutland Herald
2008-08-31Weather center offers own model
Rutland Herald
2008-07-06Water can’t be separated from life
Rutland Herald
2008-05-11The Spring Transition
Rutland Herald
2008-04-13Spring green marks the return of life
Rutland Herald
2008-02-10A look back, a look ahead
Rutland Herald

Yearly Collections of my VT newspaper columns

These collections of articles blend science with a systems perspective as they go through the seasons, dealing with weather, climate, energy and policy issues. They encourage the reader to explore alternative and hopeful paths for themselves, their families and society. I have written them so that a scientist will perceive them as accurate (although simplified); while the public can relate their tangible experience of the weather to the much broader issues of climate and climate change.