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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, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and now 2022 there is an compilation of my "Planet" newspaper columns on the right.

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.

Since 2016, edited versions of my newspaper articles and new articles have been published in the Green Energy Times (see annual collections to right)

2023-01-27COP15 Proves to Be Most Important UN Conference for Planet Earth
Green Energy Times
2020-10-03The Truth Matters
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2019-09-07Floods, ice, fires and drought
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2010-07-18Human actions have local and global impacts
Rutland Herald
2009-06-21Protecting our forests
Rutland Herald
2008-12-14Our planet in common
Rutland Herald
2008-11-17Sustainable Systems
Rutland Herald
2008-10-05Care for our forests
Rutland Herald

Yearly Collections of my newspaper articles

These collections of articles blend science and opinion 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. As political attacks on climate science have increased in recent years, I have expanded my social and political commentary, since earth scientists share responsibility for the future of the Earth!

Here is a citable reference list for the Climate, Energy and Community, 'Planet' series with DOIs till 2017.