A family assesses the damage caused by a fire during Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, in New York.


Addressing the Vulnerability of Low-Income Communities to Extreme Weather On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit the northeastern United States and became the deadliest and largest Atlantic hurricane of the year and the second costliest in U.S. history after Hurricane Katrina. Heeding the lessons that emerged from the blundered response to Katrina in New Orleans More Info »

The carbon Footprint left by a pair of shoes

MIT: the carbon footprint left by a pair of Shoes

(The following article was written by Jennifer Chu and originally published by the MIT News Office)  A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for one week, according to a new MIT-led lifecycle assessment. But what’s surprising to researchers isn’t the size of More Info »

damages from Hurricane Sandy

America’s 2011 & 2012 Extreme Weather Events cost $188 Billion

The United States was subjected to many severe climate-related extreme weather over the past two years. In 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events—floods, drought, storms, and wildfires—that each caused at least $1 billion in damage. There were another 11 such disasters in 2012. These extreme weather events reflect part of the unpaid bill from More Info »

Harris Fire

The Federal Advisory Committee “Minces no Words”

Justin Gillis, of the New York Times Green Blog, titles his introduction to the recently released Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report” as “An Alarm in the offing on Climate Change.” Personally, I find it reminiscent of a modern day Book of Revelation – only many of the predicted calamities are aimed directly at More Info »