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A New Shade of Green
A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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Clouds of Uncertainty
Feb 9, 2020 5:55 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 6,550

Clouds have a cooling effect on the planet. “Yes, and the sky is blue”, you may be thinking. “Isn’t that obvious, and why should we care?”... More
Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?
Feb 2, 2020 6:05 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 10,795

As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo... More
Can you Pay to Reduce your Carbon Footprint?
Jan 26, 2020 6:03 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 9,545

Google’s data centers are carbon-neutral. My household is carbon-neutral. Palo Alto Utility’s natural gas service is carbon neutral. How can this be?... More
Local Pols Debate Climate
Jan 19, 2020 6:15 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 7,158

We have discussions in this blog about the relative merits of individual action vs political action, so I thought it would be useful to spend some time on the policy... More
What Local Teens are Saying
Jan 12, 2020 6:23 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 6,349

I talked with a number of local teens this past week to learn what they think about climate change and our response to it. A summary of what I heard follows, along... More
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