Category Archives: Climate Change

Biomass Energy and Climate Change

The new administration in Washington is filled with climate change deniers.  They reject the consensus among scientists that human behaviors emitting greenhouse gases contribute significantly to climate change.  The reality — climate change is part of a larger problem better known as global change.  Over 9 billion humans, many living relatively sumptuous lifestyles like ours […]

Actually, A National Energy Tax Would Be Good for Maine

In this season of interminable political ads, one Bruce Poliquin TV ad berates his opponent Emily Cain for supporting a “national energy tax.”  The ad says such a tax would be bad for Maine.  I do not know whether Emily Cain supports a national energy tax or not, but I do.  Contrary to the Poliquin […]

I Don’t Sign Climate Change Petitions

Let’s start with the issue of climate change.  I think the scientific consensus is compelling.  The global climate and other fundamental aspects of global biophysical processes are changing and humans are a significant cause of many of the changes we witness.  I believe human-induced global change is the most significant problem facing humanity today.  We […]