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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 there is an compilation of my "Planet" 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.

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

2020-04-02Resolve to save the Earth
Green Energy Times
2020-01-18Resolve to save the Earth
Rutland Herald & Barre/Montpelier Times-Argus
2017-12-23The weather listens to no man
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2017-07-29Be Grateful For Global Society
Rutland Herald
2016-10-21Libertarian Ideology Alleges that Climate Change Is a Hoax
Green Energy Times
2016-09-25Science versus libertarian billionaires - Getting right with the planet
Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus
2015-11-22Warming world challenges ideology
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2014-03-23Gov’t secrecy impedes understanding of climate change
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2012-10-07The leaders we have been waiting for
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2011-01-02New Year’s reflections on our responsibility for the Earth
Rutland Herald
2010-02-11Real science, real world
Rutland Herald
2008-03-02The integrity of science
Rutland Herald
2007-03-11Report is a landmark for humanity
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
2007-02-04The real science of climate change
Rutland Herald & Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus

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.