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The Vermont Cynic

How climate change could be destroying our economy

April 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Last year was the warmest on record. December 2015 was the first month to ever be 2 degrees Fahrenheit above the month’s historical average. In fact, 15 of the 16 hottest years in recorded history have been after the turn o...

Sanders is blaming climate change for ISIS

December 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Sen. Bernie Sanders, UVM’s beloved candidate, has claimed repeatedly that climate change is “the biggest national security threat facing the United States.” He has gone so far as to say that ISIS is a “symptom” of...

We shouldn’t misinterpret Sanders on security

Gaetano Martello

December 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion

During the course of U.S. presidential elections, it is to be expected that statements will be distorted for the sole purpose of discrediting a candidate that one does not approve of. As Americans, we have grown accustomed...

Student focuses on climate change

Caroline Alkire

September 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Being invited to the White House is not something many people can claim; however, sophomore environmental studies student  Gina Fiorile already had it checked off her bucket list when she went back to the White House Aug. 20. Thi...

Focus of new film: finding ways to reuse

September 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

An environmental justice film premiered at Merrill’s Roxy theater this week.“REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” directed by  Alex Eaves, made its Burlington premier at the local theater Sept. 10.The screening was ho...

Need common sense and evidence

March 31, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,This is a response to the letter about carbon pollution tax that turned into a environmentalist rant.As a fellow reader and scientist, I would like to reach out with the alternative voice, it is tiresome to see shor...

For a carbon pollution tax

March 24, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,Climate activists and liberal policy makers often cite the harm that climate change will cause to future generations, saying that our children and grandchildren will feel the drastic effects caused by our neglect t...

Oil and the American petrodollar

February 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The plunge in the price of oil has shaken the international markets.Russia’s currency nearly collapsed, the American shale oil industry fears extinction and consumers happily fill up their tanks at a lower cost.At the same ti...

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