Climate Change Discussion

The Dukes Conservation district will host a lecture and discussion on climate change on June 29.

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Charter School Students Head North to Study Climate Change
Mike Kotsopoulos

The yearlong resilient communities class at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School focuses on societal resiliency and communal reaction to climate change. On Saturday the class travels to Alaska for a 10-day research trip.

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Climate Change Poses Challenge for Atlantic Fisheries
Alex Elvin

Warming and acidifying ocean waters will negatively affect many fish and shellfish stocks in the Northeast in the coming years, a new study has found.

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For Bellwether of Climate Change, Tough Decisions Ahead
Camron Adibi
Martha’s Vineyard is a bellwether of climate change, sea level rise and socioeconomic dynamics. It also is a place with both the interest in and commitment to dealing with its effects.
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Climate Change Is Sum of Many Parts
Elizabeth Durkee

Now is a perfect time for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to “articulate its mission and reconsider its priorities.” To take it a step further, it is time for the commission to prioritize its planning under the umbrella of climate change.

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Filled with Hope After People's Climate March
Zelda Gamson
When I heard about the People’s Climate March in New York city, I just had to go. Now I am a grandmother. I needed to do this for my five grandkids.
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Vineyard Activists to Join March on Climate Change
Alex Elvin

More than 200,000 people are expect to converge on Central Park West in New York city on Sunday for the People’s Climate March. At least 22 of them will be from the Vineyard. Buses traveling to the march from Cape Cod are already full with a wait list.

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Time to Wake Up to Climate Chaos
Chris Riger
Have you been noticing the reports since Hurricane Sandy, consistently, nearly every week, all over the world — of very extreme weather events and conditions? If you’ve been denying yourself the opportunity to keep up on the details, now would be a good time to break the habit.
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How Global Changes Affect Local Fisheries

The Future of Fisheries: Marine Protected Areas, Ecosystem Management, Climate Change and All That is the title of a free talk slated for Thursday, June 26, at 5 p.m. at the Chilmark Public Library.

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, professor of natural resources policy and management and professor of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire, is the guest speaker.

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Saving the Planet, One Oyster at a Time
Rick Karney

The Copenhagen climate summit has been much in the news for two weeks and the media is full of stories about rising carbon dioxide (C02) levels, increasing acidity of the oceans, drastic changes in weather patterns, the warmest decade on record, melting glaciers, rising sea water levels and coastal communities in imminent danger of inundation. And that’s just the tip of the melting iceberg!

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