Media Release: Forests Overlooked as Critical Climate Solution, #Stand4Forests Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 24, 12:01 am Forests Overlooked as Essential Climate Change Solution, Say 200+ Elected Officials, Scientists & Organizations in New Platform Launched Today Limiting Industrial Logging Must be Prioritized Along with Reducing Fossil Fuels, Explains New Report (September 24, 2018) — In the wake of Hurricane Florence and wildfires that have swept […]

Standing for Justice First

Why I’m Going on Tour with Reverend Leo Woodberry Every once in a while you meet someone who has a profound influence on your life — a person who helps you see things differently and inspires you to take on new challenges. Last year, I was fortunate enough to meet Reverend Leo Woodberry at the […]

Forests, Climate, and Justice in the Southern US

Co-Written with Reverend Leo Woodberry, Executive Director of New Alpha Community Development Corporation Mahatma Gandhi said: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” He also said: “The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but […]

NC Forests are Under Assault. Governor Cooper Should Help

This op-ed originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer.   Authors: Norman L. Christensen, Ph.D. & William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D. *** Today we joined over 100 scientists to send a letter to Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to address the threats posed by the wood pellet industry and to protect North Carolina’s forests. These threats include emissions of […]

If Only…

One of the very first things I exclaimed to my parents about Houston, as we drove a giant U-Haul down from Oklahoma City, was how green our new city home was. I was 12 at the time, and Houston was a veritable forest oasis to me. The neighborhood I lived in had wild forested lots […]