Gwenn Morreale

Gwenn grew up on the campus of Bard College in a small town made famous by Steely Dan in the Hudson Valley. A nature girl her entire life, she was definitely inspired by Pete Seeger and the Clearwater, and was lucky enough as a high school intern to sail on the sloop for an entire week. She holds a M.A. in Media Ecology/Communications from New York University where she wrote her thesis on the contrarian’s use of propaganda to create a debate about climate change. For the past four years, she has been developing outreach campaigns, and researching and writing about climate change and energy efficiency. Prior to this, she has worked in the entertainment industry developing documentaries, and managing a plethora of film, television and theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. Currently she resides in Los Angeles and is developing websites and video projects, and researching and writing about environmental issues, for the Sierra Club and the Shadowland Foundation.

Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill: Where’s the Bully Pulpit? More Committees, Commissions, Plans and Prayers

Last night, in his first Oval Office speech, President Obama had the perfect opportunity to define his executive, leadership and inspirational skills and abilities, as the leader of the free of the world, the Commander in Chief, the President of the United States. Did he succeed? Alas, while his rhetoric was somewhat soaring, or perhaps hovering, he yet again missed the tanker and failed …

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BP, Meet Cassandra

BP’s Deepwater Horizon’s blowout is the largest oil disaster in the United States, far  surpassing Exxon Valdez, which 21 years ago contaminated 1500 miles of coastline, slaughtered hundreds of thousands of birds, otters, seals and whales, and devastated local communities, which are still dealing with the consequences even today. The lessons to be learned of this incredibly horrific event are as numerous and massive …

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Picking Cherries With Climate Change Deniers

As the climate change deniers conclude their 4th International Climate Conference, “Reconsidering the Science and Economics” or rather“Science vs. Alarmism,” where they will present “new scientific research,” it is essential that we are cognizant of their tactics to debate and deny the causes and consequences of climate change. One tactic and perhaps the most insidious one is that of cherry-picking the data to suit their …

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Why are Americans Less Concerned about Climate Change?

With the increasing evidence of climate change – glaciers melting, weather patterns changing, and this past decade being the warmest in recorded history – why is it that recent polls show less Americans believe climate change is already happening or will have any serious impact then they did a year ago? While more believe that the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated and is …

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