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Wrack Lines, Fall/Winter 2013-2014
Coastal towns adapt to the realities of climate change - scaled.IMG_0111

Not too long ago, a municipal conservation
director’s job centered around maps, meetings and
the occasional field walk. But these are not normal
times. The effects of climate change on the rate of
sea-level rise has hit the streets of every coastal town
in Connecticut. The Greenwich conservation director,
Denise M. Savageau, has added a new duty to
The future will bring more waters creeping inland
not only on the coast of New England, but around
the world. How much? Scientists are not certain.
Daniel Grossman in his book,...

The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
Guilt, Goals, and Mom - shwom_head_shot2

A unique annual meeting at the Garrison Institute comes to grips — or at least tries to — with the human behavior component of energy use and climate. A key question: What makes people tick?

GARRISON, N.Y. — Early each summer, an unlikely crop of social scientists comes together at the Garrison Institute’s “Climate, Mind, and Behavior” conference.

Tucked in a former monastery on the banks of the Hudson River, in Garrison, New York, 100 or so sociologists, economists, psychologists, and historians studying human...

May 14, 2013
What Makes Climate Communicator George Marshall Tick? - George Marshall_New_York_0029

Who is George Marshall? And why is he devoting his life to talking about climate change?

NEW YORK, N.Y. — George Marshall, in suit pants and fedora, looks like a distracted businessman, but in fact he’s a missionary in a cultural crusade to get people to talk about climate change. And he has no fear of hostile retorts.
In a restaurant in New York City, on one of his infrequent trips from Wales, he recently dropped his menu, stood up, and stepped over to the next table. “Excuse me, is that salad good?” The diners looked surprised, but they said that yes...

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