Items by Auden Schendler

In a time of division and hate, wildfire unites a community
In a time of division and hate, wildfire unites a community
Disaster response offers an antidote to the era of “me.”
The business of climate change, in market terms
The business of climate change, in market terms
Climate change solutions are socially and politically divisive, but they needn’t be.
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
Political protest works best with prolonged effort.
How to fix exclusive resort towns
How to fix exclusive resort towns
It’s time to rethink urbanization in mountain communities.
It’s time for our legislators to stop ignoring science
It’s time for our legislators to stop ignoring science
How public policy-making ought to work: Get the facts, make the policy.
In small-town baseball, a wider world
Big water, big dreams
Big water, big dreams
A review of The Emerald Mile: the Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko.
In the land of getting nothing done
In the land of getting nothing done
A delegation of outdoor recreationists go to D.C. to lobby for climate action — and walk into the congressional shutdown.
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Recreation is one potential casualty of a changing climate.
Are you strong? Remembering Randy Udall
Are you strong? Remembering Randy Udall
A friend remembers energy activist and outdoorsman Randy Udall after his death.
Are You Strong? Remembering Randy Udall
Searchers found the body of the environmentalist, energy expert and outdoorsman in Wyoming on Wednesday.
Childhood's end
Childhood's end
A writer watches his kids grow up into a world he can never protect them from.
Great hope, great fear
Great hope, great fear
The threat of climate change is terrifying, especially for people who fear for their children's future, but there is still hope, if we start working together.
Journeys we take at home
Journeys we take at home
There’s nothing like an imaginative, lively 3-year-old boy to make a person slow down and remember how to play.
When a scientist becomes an activist
When a scientist becomes an activist
In his first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, NASA climate scientist James Hansen explains the truth of climate change and reveals why he has risked his career to bring the issue to light.
Out of the frying pan . . .
Out of the frying pan . . .
If we don’t deal with climate change now, we’ll face horrendous social and economic consequences.
Time to cowboy up
Time to cowboy up
A carbon tax is the fairest way to tackle climate change, despite its political challenges and risks.
What the Crandall Canyon mine disaster tells us
Auden Schendler says Robert Murray – owner of the Crandall Canyon mine and a well-known global warming denier – is responsible for poor decisions that go beyond mining in an unsafe environment.
The clock is ticking
Robert Redford and Auden Schendler find it ironic that, under its current leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency could never qualify for one of the Climate Protection Awards it gives out.
The challenge of climate-change denial
Skeptics, even irrational ones, probably once had a useful evolutionary role to play in human communities, but in the face of rapid climate change, they are becoming a fatal obstacle
Why are there still climate-change deniers?
Auden Schendler finds the evidence compelling but resistance persistent about global-climate change.
Dick Cheney was right
Auden Schendler says Dick Cheney was right: Individuals can’t solve the crisis of global climate-change. But government action can
How to build a ghost town with great views
The writer looks at rich resort towns and wonders why residents keep blocking affordable housing
The windy West gains influential support
The writer sees wind power gaining ground with smart businesses
Bumper stickers are a serious thing
The writer's avocation is bumper-sticker sociologist
Ski resorts go for the green
Auden Schendler says 30 ski resorts now support a bipartisan comprehensive bill to slow global warming
We need a shoe to drop on climate change
We need a shoe to drop on climate change
Notes from a corporate insider: It's not easy turning green
The sustainable-business movement, which holds that environmentalism and business can be a winning combination, is not as easy on the ground as it may seem.
Floating past ghosts on the Green River
The writer describes a river-rafting trip through the Cataract Canyon on the Green River in Utah.
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