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As Fires and Floods Rage Two Worlds are Colliding

Global realities are profoundly disrupting old norms. There are now two distinct worlds. One is the natural world with its assemblage of plants, animals, soils, minerals air and waters, and the other is the built-world with all the corporate structures, … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Gas Guzzlers? Certainly Not Making America Great Again

In 2012, I was honored by the BlueGreen Alliance for my role in establishing the Obama auto fuel efficiency standards. I was the only environmental leader to stand with the then CEO of GM to support the bailout in the spirit of … Continue reading

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Replacing the Guardrails

  By Larry Schweiger Note: With so many unfathomable, discordant, and unsettling things emanating from the Trump administration, It is important that the numerous environmental threats and terrible actions summarized herein not get lost in the cacophony. We are losing … Continue reading

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Save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: America’s Serengeti

There is another really big reason to oppose the tax break for the corporations and super-rich. The GOP is buying the vote of Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) by forcing the leases for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge NWR and because … Continue reading

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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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