Sightings From the Treehouse

Sightings from the Treehouse is an investigative blog series on climate change and the environment, from GIPL’s Power Wise Director, Bob Donaghue.

Preparing and Adapting to Climate Change in Georgia

(10/5/2017) In the face of rising tides, soaring temperatures, and threatened wildlife, these faith-based communities are taking steps to protect and care for Creation in Georgia.

Work with Creation, Not Against It – Part 2

(9/26/2017) The author of Ecology of Commerce and Blessed Unrest has recently edited a compilation of over 100 strategies to reverse global warming.

Work with Creation, Not Against It, Part 1

(9/14/2017) Everything is connected by the flow of matter and energy through the ecosystem both locally and globally, and it is cyclical.

Elements of Climate Change – Ecosystems on the Move

(8/29/2017) Changes in our planet present opportunities for species that are able to adapt, but extinction for those that can’t.

Elements of Climate Change - Oceans in Motion

(8/18/2017) Bob explores some of those ways increased temperatures and melting polar ice and permafrost put our oceans — and us — under attack.

Elements of Climate Change – Ice and Permafrost Loss

(8/1/2017) The evidence is clear: global temperatures are rising; new records are set each year. What is that doing in our polar areas, the earth’s natural air conditioner?

Elements of Climate Change – Rising Temperatures

(7/6/2017) The bubble that surrounds the planet has been a free dumping ground for our wastes and our past sins are catching up with us.

Modern Day Book Burning

(6/5/2017) President Trump and his cabinet are eliminating references to climate change in government policy and programs, defunding research, and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord.

Fossil Fuel Industry Coup

(4/18/2017) There is a deep and pervasive force in our government that has as one of its primary agenda items the elimination of environmental protections.