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Dot Earth Blogger — New York Times
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Pursuing progress on a finite planet at @dotearth and The rest? Family, friends, songs:

Questions About Blown Blizzard Forecasts, and the Gender of Blizzard Forecasters — Needless to say, there's lots of finger pointing and post-blizzard cogitation under way in the wake of the raging nor'easter the Weather Channel called Juno and others called the Blizzard of 2015. As you likely know, the western and most densely populated part of the National Weather Service blizzard-warning zone was largely spared.

A Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from Road Maps — David Roberts, the progressive environmental blogger who coined the phrase " climate hawk," has done the environmental community a great service with a Grist post stressing the difference between a vision of a climate-safe energy future and a strategy for making that vision a reality.

Flawed Case Contributes to Acquittals in Murder of Costa Rican Turtle Guardian — A Costa Rican judge today acquitted seven men of murder charges in the May, 2013, slaying of Jairo Mora, a young sea turtle conservationist, citing faults in handling of evidence and other problems with the investigation. Below you can read courtroom details as reported for the Tico Times by Lindsay Fendt, whose fine coverage of this case was cited here in 2013.

Blizzard Questions, Including Why a European Weather Model Excels at U.S. Forecasts — In what has, until now, been a cold but quiet winter in the Northeast, nearly 30 million residents are girding for a blizzard that may end up worthy of the National Weather Service list of historic Major Winter Storms. Winds at sea are predicted to reach hurricane strength.

How 'Warmest Ever' Headlines and Debates Can Obscure What Matters About Climate Change — If you track developments related to human-driven global warming, my guess is you're aware that the federal agencies that analyze climate conditions released the final word on 2014's climate on Friday. Both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration firmly concluded that last year beat out 2010 and 2005, the previous years that had held the title of warmest since methodical record-keeping began in 1880.

In Alabama, West Point Cadets Explore Polluted Civil Rights — On the first Martin Luther King, Jr., Day since the Civil Rights Act had its 50th anniversary, it's worth reflecting on how - despite much progress in leveling societal playing fields - many environmental "cleanups" in this country simply shift problems to poor communities of color.

Storm Warnings for Pope's Planned Climate Stop in the Philippines — On Saturday, nearing the end of his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis is scheduled to hold mass for residents of Tacloban City, which was devastated in late 2013 by Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). The Vatican has signaled that he will also talk about global warming.

A Closer Look at the Global Warming Trend, Record Hot 2014 and What's Ahead — There's plenty of news coverage, including in The Times, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announcement that 2014 was the warmest year since careful record keeping began in 1880. But it's worth taking a closer look, and a look ahead, via a helpful analysis posted today by the climate team at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University's Earth Institute.

How Much Nature Is Enough? — Even some ardent conservationists acknowledge that the diversity of life on Earth cannot be fully sustained as human populations expand, use more resources, nudge the climate and move weedlike pests and predators from place to place. Given that some losses are inevitable, the debate among many experts has shifted to an uncomfortable subject: what level of loss is acceptable.

Can Humanity's 'Great Acceleration' Be Managed and, If So, How? — Through three-plus decades of reporting, I've been seeking ways to better mesh humanity's infinite aspirations with life on a finite planet. (Do this Google search - "infinite aspirations" "finite planet" Revkin - to get the idea.
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Jan 29, 2015

RT @RabagoEnergy: They can - Will they? Can Utility Regulators Provide Leadership on Distributed Renewable Energy?… via @cleantechnica

Jan 29, 2015

RT @RabagoEnergy: Enviro has nothing to do w/ it - nukes have bad economics. Former EPA admin. Browner for more nukes… via @utilitydive

Jan 29, 2015

@markabarnett @alannogee @CleanPowerSue @ChristopherNFox My focus was on the difficulty factor Joe agrees on, not the relative cost.

Jan 29, 2015

In Vanderbilt enviro journalism chat, I note I even fact-check my songs (at end):…

Jan 29, 2015

In Vanderbilt journalism chat, I note Twitter/Youtube power via @theWCS's success getting ivory off @RoadshowPBS…

Jan 29, 2015

Time for @littletrip to tweet more? Had great time talking to her @VanderbiltU enviro journalism class:

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NicholsonNature: @monarchwatch shared Monarch Butterfly overwintering data this week.… Numbers still very low. Ray of hope however.

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ASOCMARK: @Revkin As Russia to chair #CCAMLR hope agreement of #Norway #Russia on #Arctic from overfishing leads to similar protections in #Antarctica

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