Author: Michael Shank

Our Defense Agencies Should Respond to Climate

VTDIGGER 12/28/21 By Michael Shank and US Congresswoman Clarke This commentary is by U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Michael Shank of Montpelier, communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s Center for Global […]

Defense Resources and Climate Impact

TIMES ARGUS 12/24/21 RUTLAND HERALD 12/24/21 By Michael Shank and US Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke This past month, rich countries made it very clear that least-developed and under-resourced nations — the ones most vulnerable to extreme climate impacts but the least responsible for the global warming that generated them — […]

Climate Change Means It’s Time for a Global Security Rethink

REUTERS 12/16/21 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke Yvette D. Clarke is vice chair of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Smart Cities Caucus. Michael Shank is communications director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s […]

Hot Button Social and Economic Issues Top Student Essay Contest

RUTLAND HERALD 12/10/21 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. Staff Writer  The Rutland school mascot, the Black Lives Matter movement, Vermont’s aging population, and misogyny were the topics earning prizes in this year’s Rutland County Writing Contest. The contest has been held for the past few years by Michael Shank, communications director […]

Extreme Weather, Global Changes Violate our Property Rights

VTDIGGER 10/01/21 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Raul Grijalva This commentary is by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Michael Shank of Montpelier, communications director for Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Center for Global […]

Climate Culpability

RUTLAND HERALD 09/28/21 TIMES ARGUS 09/28/21 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Raul Grijalva No matter your politics, you’re seeing the harmful impacts of climate change and continued reliance on fossil fuels all around you. Just this summer, we’ve seen the surface of the ocean on fire in the Gulf […]