Carol Pierson Holding

An Open Letter to President Drew Faust, Harvard University

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In a few months, you will retire from Harvard University and be free to direct your colossal talents wherever you want. I’m writing with an idea of how you could contribute to the climate change mitigation effort in a way no-one else can, and in the process, reverse what I think may be the only blemish on your otherwise outstanding record: forsaking the divestment movement.

Can Business Trump Trump’s Anti-Climate Stance

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By Carol Pierson Holding

Donald Trump’s election has sent the global climate community into a tailspin.

It seems every climate change action supporter is making lists of the awful things he’s planning to do, so I’ll turn to the very succinct one I received in a Sunday morning email from Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club:

End of Paris Climate deal. End of the EPA. End of the Clean Power Plan. More drilling. More coal. More pipelines. More lives destroyed. More wildlife bulldozed.

Ask the Plants for Help Adapting to Climate Change

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By: Carol Pierson Holding

Last week on CBS News I watched a piece about Dutch farmer Marc van Rijsselberghe, who is running experiments in the Texel Islands, Netherlands, to grow potatoes using in salt-ridden land. As more and more salty water seeps through the Dutch dykes onto its farmland, van Rijsselberghe and others are finding ways to adapt.

Fossil Fuel Divestiture Campaign Focuses on Big Pensions

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By Carol Pierson Holding

The fossil fuel divestiture campaign GoFossilFree equates the end of oil, gas and coal to the great moral crusades of our time — Apartheid and tobacco — while hoping to reduce demand for fossil fuel stocks and thereby threaten their stock prices.

Fixes From Regular People Complement Institutional Solutions

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By: Carol Pierson Holding

June 8th was World Oceans Day. It was celebrated with a reception at U.N. Headquarters in New York City. The Empire State Building was lit in white, blue and purple representing different layers of the ocean.

VW Should Think Small Again

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Volkswagen’s recent emissions scandal has been the subject of countless media reports, with news organizations such as

Compassion is Essential for Climate Mitigation

by Carol Pierson Holding
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On last Thursday’s Late Night, Stephen Colbert interviewed Joe Biden about his son’s death. It was remarkable to hear a potential Presidential candidate speak so candidly about his emotions. He used the term empathy in almost every sentence.

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