Friday, December 7, 2012

Hope for the Future

In this clip,Paul Epstein expresses hope for the future with change that will power a robust economy. Meanwhile, a movement inspired by Bill McKibben and is percolating at universities across the country as students pressure administrations to divest their endowments of fossil fuel holdings. The money quote:
“When it comes down to it, the members of the board are not the ones who are inheriting the climate problem,” said Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, a Swarthmore senior from Portland, Ore. “We are.”

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Increased carbon in the atmosphere and longer growing seasons have caused a spike in asthma rates over the last 30 years.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pests and Pathogens

An explosion in pests and pathogens driven by warmer winters threatens forests and crops.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Infectious Disease

Dr. Epstein explains how climate change accelerates the spread of infectious diseases, for example the ever-expanding range of deer ticks is causing a dramatic increase in Lyme disease