Environmental Concerns 2018

Mission Statement: The GMM Environmental Concerns Working Group hopes to raise awareness of environmental issues that affect the lives of everyone and about which we can make a difference, and the importance of a sustainable lifestyle.

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Dec 13, 2018

John Kerry explains that we all must act to stop climate change.

Dec 8, 2018

A study of the Permian extinction shows how global warming wiped out most species on Earth.

A study just released shows that global energy growth is outpacing decarbonization.

A recent report explains that feeding 10 billion people will require new thinking and resources for agriculture.

Many studies show declines in insect populations worldwide, likely due to climate change. This may be disastrous for the planet’s ecosystem.

Nov 9, 2018

Read about Portland’s model for action on climate and energy.

See and download infographics that show who is at risk of climate change.

A federal judge blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

An eco-article explains some things you can do in your community to impact climate change through your community’s use of food.

Nov 1, 2018

A recent study found that ocean temperatures are hotter than previously estimated.

Read an article about five proposals that could have a big impact on climate change.

Several recent studies have found that snow coverage has declined substantially with anthropogenic warming.

The US Supreme Court has allowed the Children’s Climate Lawsuit to Proceed.

Although Puerto Rico has plans to power its electric grid from alternative energy, natural gas may be used first.

Illinois is accelerating its production of solar electricity.

Oct 11, 2018

A recent study shows that forests can help to meet climate objectives, but there are trade-offs.

A recent study shows that the effect of climate warming on photosynthesis in forests depends on soil moisture.

Recent research shows that the timing of seasonal changes such as earlier spring leaf unfolding, altered migration timing and changes in flowering onset and duration represent a major mode of ecological response to climate change

Read about how Baltimore’s climate action plan is boosting economic progress measured by GPI.

Read about the new measure of economic well-being that emphasizes reductions in use of natural resources.

Sept 1, 2018

Read about how community-scale solar energy is reducing carbon emissions and empowering urban communities.

June 1, 2018

A year after Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord, US companies are driving a boom on renewables.

April 5, 2018

Although new solar electric installations are rapidly progressing fossil fuel still generates most electricity.

Mar 30, 2018

Although natural gas has been promoted as the bridge between coal and alternative energy sources, wind and solar power are starting to take over because they’re cheaper than natural gas.


Feb 24, 2018

Climate change is a public health issue.

Jan 18, 2018

Recent studies show that 2017 was among the hottest three years on record.