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Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, April 5, 2012

Humans carry responsibility — and should take action — United Church of Christ tells its members.

The head of the Massachusetts conference of the United Church of Christ, the Rev. Jim Antal, says he was not undone for having spent three days in jail last August. He and a number of like-minded others were arrested for refusing to leave Lafayette Park in Washington D.C., across from the White House, where they had joined in a large protest of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Driving back north after his release, Antal now recalls how he...

Nature Climate Change, January 27, 2012
Mindful of Energy - Ehrhardt

University of Colorado energy-behaviour researcher Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez — who in June 2011 became director of the Climate, Mind and Behavior Program at the Garrison Institute in upstate New York — believes that society can cut its energy use cheaply by up to 30% through behavioural changes alone. She talks to Nature Climate Change about achieving practical change.

What are your goals for the Climate, Mind and Behavior Program?

We’re trying to pull together social science research across the various disciplines and apply that in the...

Appalachia journal, Winter/Spring 2012

From the time Elizabeth and Annie were little, my husband Nat and I took them into the mountains, from Tennessee to New Hampshire. They trudged miles carrying loads. We taught them how to light a stove, collect water, wait out thunderstorms, and walk through wet and cold. The best part, I thought, was that they would come to know discomfort and even danger. Courage would become second nature.

I was then a newspaper reporter. I got sent out late at night to write about fires, fatal truck accidents, murders, and motel evacuations. I watched people who were crying because they’d...

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