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Statements and Letters from Scientists


    • Proforestation – A Simple Solution to an Urgent Problem – Video of a presentation by Dr. William Moomaw, Feb 27, 2021, sponsored by Standing Trees Vermont. The one-hour talk covers Proforestation and how it compares to what is happening on Vermont’s federal and state public lands.
    • More of Everything – A film about Swedish Forestry, January, 2021. Length: 59:08 minutes. The Swedish forestry model is promoted as a success story, promising both climate change mitigation and safeguarding of biodiversity, but is this really true?
    • America’s Trees Are Being Burned for Fuel – Vice News, December 2020. Length: 8:21 minutes. Some innovative climate solutions meant to wean us off fossil fuels are actually doing damage-like Wood Pellets, highly processed lumps of ground-up wood that are used for biofuel.
    • Before the Flood – Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, National Geographic, 2018. The film features DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand.
    • Forests and the Future of Our Climate – Video of a talk by Dr. William Moomaw, co-sponsored by Kestrel Land Trust and Smith College Center for Environment, Ecological Design & Sustainability, February 2018. Length: 1:05:55. The talk lays out a strong case for how New England’s forests can help mitigate global climate change.
    • The Lost Forests of New England – Ray Asselin, 2018. Length: 56:47. Film about remaining old growth forests in New England.

Key Resources on Climate Change

    • Losing Earth – Nathaniel Rich, New York Times, August 2018. This narrative addresses the decade from 1979 to 1989 when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change; and what happened – and didn’t happen.
    • Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? – Andrew Revkin, National Geographic, July 2018. In the time it took to build the case that climate change is a pollution problem, it’s become unnervingly more than that.
    • The Uninhabitable Earth – David Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine, July 2017. Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak – sooner than you think
    • Recalculating the Climate Math – Bill McKibben, The New Republic, September 2016. The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought.
    • Exxon: The Road Not Taken – Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song, and David Hasemeyer, Inside ClimateNews, September 2015. Exxon’s own research confirmed fossil fuels’ role in global warming decades ago.
    • What Exxon Knew About Climate Change – The New Yorker, Bill McKibben, September 2015.
    • Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math – Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone July 2012. Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is.