In late 2021, a harmonic convergence of West Virginians came together on the statewide music video "Hey Joe," urging Joe Manchin to take decisive action on the climate crisis.
POEM: “A Year of Few Apples” by Kirk Judd
'Pantry shelves and freezer bins/ Scavenged for this season’s solitary pies/ Settled atop cooling racks/ On cinnamon evenings/ In oven-warmed kitchens.'
CLIMATE/CRISIS: Taking the measure of climate change in three short videos
In three short videos, take the measure of climate change. The climate crisis deepens every day, yet more and more people planet-wide awaken daily to the reality of what must be done to turn down the fever threatening the planet.
VIDEO: Getting Kids Talking About Climate Change
The best time to address the growing crisis of global climate change was yesterday. The next best time is today. But how to get kids themselves talking about climate change? Here is a video than can help.
VIDEOS: The Pillars of the WV Climate Alliance
The West Virginia Climate Alliance is a coalition of nearly 20 West Virginia-based environmental organizations, faith-based, civil rights and civic groups with a focus on climate change. This short video describes the three pillars that drive Climate Alliance efforts to address "the most important and essential work of these times."
CLIMATE CRISIS: Getting to ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions a ‘heavy, but necessary lift’
A recent report by America’s leading scientific organization urges the country to adopt a modest carbon tax, pursue strong clean energy standards and energy efficiencies measures, and other steps to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This is no ordinary report.
GUEST POST: The Not-So-Natural Gas Boom
Natural gas and the fracking boom have changed the landscape, politics and economics of West Virginia. Sean O'Leary of the Ohio River Valley Institute addresses the claims of "a veritable rock star proponent of 'the natural gas economy.' And finds all nine of his "irrefutable energy truths,” in fact, quite refutable.