CLIMATE ACCESS BLOG

March 23, 2015
Cara Pike

Climate change remains a polarizing issue in Washington, where members of Congress engage in endless, Groundhog Day-like debates over the (settled) science, instead of taking action.
[This post was originally published at Grist.] 

March 18, 2015
Amy Huva

Last weekend I went skiing and came face-to-face with the reality of climate impacts. While the East Coast of North America has been snowed in for months, here on the West Coast, we’ve had our worst ski season in decades. 

March 6, 2015
Cara Pike

When Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe threw a snowball onto the senate floor on March 2nd 2015, he was using a classic technique – create a sense of uncertainty around science and its roll in decision making by using simple and contrary (typically false) facts delivered via entertaining/compelling tactics to deceive and distract audiences.

February 19, 2015
Amy Huva

When the City of Vancouver began its journey to become the world’s greenest city by 2020, it needed to find a way to get Vancouverites excited about – and involved in – such a bold vision.

February 16, 2015
Erin Barnes

A resilient city is one that is better able to return to an earlier state after a disaster (including those related to climate change) or reimagine itself into a more prosperous future. That is, a city should be able to bounce back or bounce forward.

February 5, 2015
Isaac Kestenbaum

Winters Past is designed to make people really feel that the climate has changed—to understand it in their bodies, physically and immediately. My wife, Josephine Holtzman, and I had the idea for this project during a warm, rainy December in 2012. 

January 23, 2015
Cara Pike

We are in a new phase of the climate conversation. While ongoing efforts to reject climate science are to be expected, there is greater emphasis on climate impacts and how to respond.