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Plaistow and Paris: the climate links between local & national governments

What do Colebrook and Campton New Hampshire have to do with Cameroon? How is Alton connected to Australia, Plainfield to Poland; Newton to Norway, or Stratham to Spain? Ten years ago at Town Meeting, citizens in 165 New Hampshire towns passed the NH Climate Change Resolution, and last year 197 countries signed on to the Paris climate agreement. Local New Hampshire…read more →

Interview uncovers Guinta – Innis split on climate science

WMUR News 9 Political Reporter Josh McElveen is asking presidential possibles and congressional candidates about climate change. In his June interview with Josh, Marco Rubio disavowed climate science.  Late last month Josh met with Dan Innis and Frank Guinta in separate interviews.  The links and text are below.   Frank Guinta is not disputing the wacky weather we are seeing in NH,…read more →

Rubio: realities of a new century don’t include climate change

    Thinking about the candidates … Marco Rubio (R-FL) New Hampshire’s television political reporter Josh McElveen interviewed Marco Rubio when he was in town speaking at the Rockingham GOP dinner Friday night.  The 3 issues on McElveen’s list:  (1) climate change (2) health care (3) Benghazi    Before buckling down on climate change Rubio paid homage to New Hampshire…read more →

What do 28 US Senators from 20 States Have in Common?

A view of Senate climate all-nighter Here’s my op-ed published in the Portsmouth Herald after my DC trip last week: I happened to be in Washington for meetings on the day of the Senate Democrats’ all-night climate caucus Tuesday, and sat in the gallery to attend the proceedings. My observation is that the men and women in the most exclusive…read more →

Can the NH GOP Find a Place at the Energy and Climate Table?

An excerpt from an editorial I wrote for The Union Leader on Earth Day 2004: Democrats support “protection of wildlife habitat to maintain healthy sustainable ecosystems”; Republicans want to “preserve sensitive ecosystems and effectively manage wildlife”.  MtBE should be “eliminated” (Democrats) or “banned” (Republicans) Ten years ago you could not distinguish between the NH Republican and Democratic Platforms when it…read more →

When Scientists Engage

In my last post I wrote about academics’ struggle to involve and engage members of the community. Last month two scientists provided examples of emerging from this struggle by looking around, finding a focus important to others, and linking the science they know about with the things people care about.   NB: without the intervention of true public relations, neither example would…read more →

The Trouble with Science Communications

Trained in science in college, I appreciate true skepticism.  Good scientists are skeptics; it is how they’re trained.    The consensus in the science community that human activities are causing climate change comes only after running global warming through its paces  – modeling, measuring, analyzing, testing, evaluating. Yet most scientists and professionals think that by marshaling enough data and information, we can change…read more →

A NH primary under the radar

January 21 2014 is the date for the 1st of 3 significant primary elections in New Hampshire within the next 24 months. After next week we’ll experience the September 9 2014 primary for gubernatorial, legislative and congressional candidates; and then the NH Presidential Primary in January 2016 (presumably*). On January 21 2014 the GOP will have a primary election to…read more →

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