All posts tagged "climate change"

  • The New West: Cowboy State Cowards

    As science speaks, Wyoming’s politicians run the other way If you are a politician, it is one thing to conveniently feign ignorance in order to get re-elected, or to sprint as fast as you can away from...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Polarizing Polar Bears: Unmasking a proxy war strategy by online climate change denialists

    In early December, a video of a dying, emaciated polar bear, foraging for food on an iceless land, went viral on social media. The video garnered millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. For most, it was...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • THE NEW WEST: Burn, Baby, Burn

    Al Gore returns with a climate warning and Wyoming still yawns off climate change. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Former Vice President Al Gore is back on the big screen with a follow-up to his 2006 Academy-award-winning documentary, An...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Liz’s Climate Disconnect

    Cheney’s views on climate clash with the U.S. military. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In just nine words spoken last week on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming offered another revealing window into how she interprets...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ 3: Climate Defenders

    What citizens are doing, what local government has done and what it still needs to do. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Although Jackson Town Council members just signed a resolution to uphold the goals of the Paris agreement,...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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    JACKSON HOLE, WY – The clear blue sky is slowly gobbled up by rolling dark thunderheads. Thick squalls of rain and gusts of wind intermittently pummel the valley. A bright streak of lightning splits the sky, striking...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: When Green Groups Go Missing

    In the absence of conservation leaders, a musher thinks of his kids and leads a climate march. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jason Matthews makes his living on snow and ice. During winter, he purveys dogsled rides to...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ: Deciphering Disaster

    Is the valley destined for more wild, destructive storms as climate change tightens its grip around Jackson? JACKSON HOLE, WY – The now infamous winter storm of 2017 was a literal disaster for Teton County. Flooding, 90...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: A Requiem for Toughie

    What happens when one species no longer cares about the survival of another species? JACKSON HOLE, WY – First, a digression: I completely get Elon Musk’s enthusiasm for a manned space mission to Mars, how it’s part...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Letters to the Future

    The Paris Climate Project, part two. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In 2015 dozens of alternative weeklies and other newsmedia outlets participated in Letters to the Future, a project published ahead of the Paris climate talks that compiled...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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