Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Erika Spanger-Siegfried is a senior analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Rattled by the weight of 2018’s climate science, and with a newfound awareness of the price we are paying for decades of inaction, people around the world rose up by the millions in 2019 to demand a crisis-level response to climate change. (Photo: Paddy O Sullivan/Unsplash) Views
Monday, December 30, 2019
The Climate Decade: A Global Crisis Unveiled, a Global Movement Unleashed
We’ve all just lived through a most consequential ten years. Some decades, like the 1860s for the Civil War and the 1960s for the Civil Rights Movement, are seismic and stand out in history for generations. The 2010s weren’t like that (though politically it’s been one long mixed-martial arts cage...
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Scientists in the Arctic observe the Aurora Borealis. (Photo: US Department of Defense) Views
Monday, January 07, 2019
The Miraculous Hope of Climate Realists
We’re stepping into a new year in the climate fight. The turning of the year is a milestone both for stoking our resolve, and for noting how deep we now are into climate overtime. In 2018 there was a lot of talk of diminishing odds and despair, and not without reason. So if, like me, you’re heading...
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Monday, December 21, 2015
Freakish Winter Warmth: It’s NOT Not Global Warming
Let’s talk about December 2015. In the interests of brevity—and so you can get away from this screen and outside where the weather, odds have it, is probably flipping gorgeous right now—I’d like to step through a brief montage of recent examples from around the nuzzlingly warm eastern U.S. and get...
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