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A Tribute To Calvin B. DeWitt, PhD

I am so pleased that the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies is honoring Calvin DeWitt for his twenty-five years of extraordinary leadership, rich insights, and a spirit of servant-leadership. I thank Fred Van Dyke and the Board for this much-deserved … Continue reading

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“A Climate of Conversation: Perspectives on Climate Change and Clean Energy”

by: Larry Schweiger I recently attended the “Energy Evolution: 2017 Pittsburgh Energy Forum Series” held at the Heinz History Center. This panel discussion was sponsored and presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Peoples Gas Company. I have been impressed by … Continue reading

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In Defence of Science in the face of “Alternative Facts”

We often take certain things for granted in life. One of those for me was the difference between personal opinions and scientifically verifiable facts. I never thought I would have to march to defend the very notion of science itself. … Continue reading

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Environmental Protection in the Face of Governmental Deconstruction

Bannon has big plans for deconstruction of the Federal government and while it appears to be delusional and grandiose. It is not. Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Lesson of the Inchcape Rock

By: Larry J. Schweiger In the 18th century, English poet Robert Southey wrote about a 14th century holy Abbot of Aberbrothok who mounted a bell on a treacherous sandstone reef eleven miles off the east coast of Scotland to warn … Continue reading

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Trump and the Paris Accord

After 21 painful years of negotiations following the sabotaged Kyoto Climate Agreement, 191 countries finally found agreement on a new strategy to confront climate change and agreed to the Paris Climate Accord last December. Since then, the Paris Accord has … Continue reading

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In Search of the Truth about Climate Denial: Exxon Mobil has pulled out all stops to squash its history in fostering climate denial

“Exxon Mobil is doing what it did after the ExxonValdez oil spill by using its political power and its vast legal resources to thwart accountability. ” Continue reading

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