Author Archives: ruthannagordon

Review: Years of Living Dangerously

This evening, I was lucky enough to catch the DC preview of Years of Living Dangerously, James Cameron’s new climate change documentary show. (I was not lucky enough to realize in advance that the preview took place during the World … Continue reading

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Where Do Green Minds Come From?

My earliest deliberate piece of environmental activism was nagging my parents about recycling. This was before recycling moved into the category of “chores liberal households do by default.” Certainly a different era from my current household, where our biggest recycling … Continue reading

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Update on the Peas, Plus Bonus Links

A couple of weeks ago—well after the time that Spring started in DC last year, and the year before that—I posted this picture of our garden: Last week, since it was in fact the middle of March, we finally planted … Continue reading

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Planting Peas in a Changing Climate

We’re arguing about when to plant the peas. They’re one of the first crops that can go into a garden, 2-4 weeks before the last chance of frost. In DC, that would normally be the beginning of March. However, with … Continue reading

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A High-Stakes Game Against Nature: How to Act on Climate in an Uncertain World

On the last day of the AAAS meeting, I sat in on a fascinating session on hazard prediction and risk mitigation.  What’s fascinating, you ask, about risk mitigation?  It sounds like something you read about on your insurance forms.  But … Continue reading

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The Glaciers of Wrath: What Artists Can Do About Climate Change

After an extremely boring adventure involving two canceled flights and almost 22 hours on a train, I spent today happily wandering the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Chicago. AAAS is my favorite scientific conference. It’s … Continue reading

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Voicemails From the Future: Great Tools for Making Climate Local

This morning I hid a voicemail from the future. Or I happened to be present when the message from a warmer future leaked backwards in time, and landed in Canal Park in Southeast DC. Take your pick of realities. I … Continue reading

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