All posts by Jim Welch

RLT Survey

If you can, please take a moment to support the mission of the Rensselaer Land Trust by filling out their survey: What Do You Love About Rensselaer County? TELL the Rensselaer Land Trust in a quick online survey–should take roughly five minutes to complete. Do the survey We want your input on what you value about open space, natural habitats, and watersheds in Rensselaer County. With the assistance of the Wallace and Hortense Rubins Foundation and the Sage Colleges, RLT has created a survey for…

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Holiday reading

From an engaging piece that ably puts the recent Paris climate meeting in perspective I offer this excerpt: There’s a profound irony in all the rhetoric from Paris about balancing concerns about the climate with the supposed need for perpetual economic growth. Imagine for a moment just how the coming global meltwater pulse will impact the world economy. Countless trillions of dollars in coastal infrastructure around the world will become “sunk costs” in more than a metaphorical sense; millions of people in low-lying areas such…

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