Author Archives: Larry Schweiger

About Larry Schweiger

Larry Schweiger is an award-winning author of "Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth" and "Climate Crisis and Corrupt Politics" He is the Past President and Chief Executive Officer of Citizens for National Wildlife Federation, PennFuture, and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Larry also served as the Executive Secretary of the Joint (House and Senate) Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and 1st Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He returned to the National Wildlife Federation in March 2004 with a commitment to confront the climate crisis. Passionate about protecting nature for our children's future, Larry continues the climate work as a board member of Climate Reality and One Green Thing. As CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Larry pioneered watershed restoration and promoted ecological research, land conservation, community outreach, and Fallingwater restoration. In the past, Larry was Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at National Wildlife Federation, and 1st Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Larry wrote a book warning about climate change impacts on nature entitled: "Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth" that won 1st Prize for the best non-fiction and Best Science at the 2011 Indie Book Awards. Larry started volunteering at age 14 and is an active community leader, having served on more than 40 governing boards, commissions, and committees. In 2012, He was honored by the Blue-Green Alliance for the Federation's leadership on the auto rules and was selected as Pennsylvania’s Environmental Professional of the Year in 2002, Pittsburgh of the Year in 2000, and he received a Conservation Service Award from the Christian Environmental Association in September 1995. Larry is married to his wife Clara and is blessed with three daughters a son-in-law and five grandsons.

Republicans Working Hard To Eliminate The Right To Peaceably Assemble

By Larry J. Schweiger May 5, 2021 (Pittsburgh Current Photo by Jake Mysliwczyk) By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Climate Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com Republicans alarmed by Black Lives Matter protests are striking back. Apparently not concerned about oppressive and deadly police practices, red states lawmakers … Continue reading

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Biden’s Climate Commitment

By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com On the 51st Earth Day, President Biden will host a global summit on climate change and commit the U.S. to a fifty-two percent cut in emissions. The conference, set to begin today (April 22), will underscore … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Voters must vote NO on May 18th!

Opinion Pennsylvania Voter Alert: Dangerous Constitutional Questions On The Primary Ballot By Larry J. Schweiger April 12, 2021 No Comments Unmasked Pa Rep. Dan Moul speaking on behalf of the constitutional amendment on the May 18 ballot. By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittburghcurrent.com … Continue reading

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Now in the minority, McConnell and Republican Senators will thwart Biden’s Building Back Better agenda by filibustering every important legislative proposal before the Senate.

Schweiger: The Problem With The Do-Nothing Republican Party By Larry J. Schweiger April 2, 2021 No Comments US Sen. Mitch McConnell By: Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com Post-Trump, the Republican Party has metamorphized into a Do-Nothing Party in Washington. They are richly rewarded … Continue reading

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The Climate Crisis Is The Defining Challenge Of Our Time-Will Congress Act In Time?

By Larry J. Schweiger March 26, 2021 By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com Planet Earth is at a climate crossroads. Will it become a hothouse with uninhabitable lands, flooded coastlines, fierce storms, and massive forest fires, or will the nations … Continue reading

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Societal disruption in an increasingly uninhabitable land…

Uninhabitable: Central America’s Northern Triangle And Beyond By Larry J. Schweiger March 19, 2021 No Comments Credit: Council on Foreign Relations By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Climate Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrrent.com Watching unaccompanied children entering our southern border from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, I thought … Continue reading

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The Senate Must Find A Way To Enact The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Voter suppression is unAmerican… By Larry J. Schweiger March 11, 2021 No Comments Congressman John Lewis By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com “If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage: Three Women of Steel By: Larry J. Schweiger Throughout American history, we have operated under a flawed perception of leadership, equating courageous leaders to white males. The theory goes that women, the fairer sex, are not strong … Continue reading

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Faith Leaders must speak out

The Big Lie: “Stop The Steal,” How Did We Get Here, And How Do We Get Out? By Larry J. Schweiger January 21, 2021 No Comments Scenes from the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Blink O’fanaye/Creative Commons) By: Larry J … Continue reading

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Move fast:

Congress Must Crush The Trump Insurrection  Scenes from the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Blink O’fanaye/Creative Commons) By Larry J. SchweigerPittsburgh Current Columnistinfo@pittsburghcurrent.com Inspired by Donald Trump and his Congressional acolytes, insurrectionists ransacked the U.S. Capitol on … Continue reading

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