Category Archives: Climate Change

Added Value Farms is Where David Buckel worked. A youth-­centered urban farming and food justice non­-profit in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

URBAN FARMING & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Added Value Farms is a youth-­centered urban farming and food justice non­-profit in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base, develop their leadership skills, and positively engage with each … Continue reading

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What Drove a Man to Set Himself on Fire in Brooklyn? – By Annie Correal -NYT

It is impossible to know all the reasons a person commits suicide. Mr. Buckel suggested one: He was trying to call attention to pollution and global warming. “My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves,” … Continue reading

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Opinion | Do Pipelines Really Create Lots of Jobs? – by Jacques Leslie – NYT

The right way to assess the worthiness of energy projects has nothing to do with counting jobs, Mr. Borenstein added. It involves doing cost-benefit analyses that include both the projects’ direct costs — the sort of thing that investors base … Continue reading

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In the Arctic- the Old Ice Is Disappearing – The New York Times

In the Arctic Ocean, some ice stays frozen year-round, lasting for many years before melting. But this winter, the region hit a record low for ice older than five years. This, along with a near-record low for sea ice over … Continue reading

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‘Fallen off a cliff’: Scientists have never observed so little ice in the Bering Sea in spring – Anchorage Daily News

“In the middle of February, one-third of the ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska’s West Coast vanished within a week when an enormous pulse of heat swept over the Arctic. Scientists were stunned.This rapid meltdown precipitated a record-shattering decline … Continue reading

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Opinion | Despairing on Earth Day? Read This – by Richard Conniff – NYT

Before the environmental activist and gay rights lawyer David Buckel set himself afire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn on April 14, he wrote a letter explaining that he had chosen his “early death by fossil fuel” as an act of … Continue reading

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Building a Better Coral Reef – By DAMIEN CAVE and JUSTIN GILLIS – NYT

“ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, off Australia — After a plunge beneath the crystal-clear water to inspect a coral reef, Neal Cantin pulled off his mask and shook his head. “All dead,” he said.Yet even as he and his dive … Continue reading

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Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible-Scientists Say – The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again. Scientists said … Continue reading

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Opinion | Earth, Wind and Liars – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“. . . . .  In the long run, these tactics probably won’t stop the transition to renewable energy, and even the villains of this story probably realize that. Their goal is, instead, to slow things down, so they can … Continue reading

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EDF Satellite Could Detect Planet-Warming Plumes on the Ground – The New York Times

Tom Ingersoll, a longtime satellite entrepreneur, admits being startled by a call he received last year: A nonprofit foundation wanted to build a satellite and launch it into orbit to help fight climate change. “I thought, ‘Wow, that’s kind of … Continue reading

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