The Ripon Forum

Volume 52, No. 3

July 2018

In this edition

By on July 16, 2018
In this edition

by LOU ZICKAR

Twenty years ago, the notion that the U.S. could wean itself off of imported fuel to power its economy seemed like a pipe dream. But two decades later, all of that has changed.

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America’s Great Lakes: An International Treasure Worth Preserving

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America’s Great Lakes: An International Treasure Worth Preserving

by DAVID JOYCE

With the Great Lakes accounting for more than 20 percent of the global fresh surface water supply, protecting and restoring them is in the best of both the U.S. and the world.

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It’s Time to Get Creative to Solve the National Debt

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It’s Time to Get Creative to Solve the National Debt

by JONATHAN BYDLAK

While every child born today already inherits over $40,000 in debt, the next generation of Americans is on track to inherit a full-blown fiscal crisis.

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Baseball, Unity, and George H.W. Bush

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Baseball, Unity, and George H.W. Bush

by CURT SMITH

Throughout his life, America’s 41st President has never strayed far from the sport of baseball, which to him represents not just our national pasttime, but a way to bring people together, as well.

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AMERICA’S ENERGY RENAISSANCE

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AMERICA’S ENERGY RENAISSANCE

by KAREN ALDERMAN HARBERT

With North America now an energy center rivaling the Middle East and Russia, a look at the policies that helped bring about this reality and what more needs to be done.

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Baker’s Push for Clean Energy

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Baker’s Push for Clean Energy

by KELLY AYOTTE

Since taking office in 2014, the Governor of Massachusetts has pursued fiscally responsible policies to expand the state’s renewable energy industry and reduce greenhouse gas.

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Why the Pentagon Cares about Climate Change

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Why the Pentagon Cares about Climate Change

by JOHN CONGER

A recent vulnerability assessment by the Department of Defense revealed that climate impacts have damaged roughly half of the military installations surveyed.

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How U.S. Companies are Investing in Renewable Electricity

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How U.S. Companies are Investing in Renewable Electricity

by AMY DAVIDSEN

The United States finds itself facing a clean energy revolution, spurred not by politics, but by good business sense. And that changes everything.

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“Too Great an Opportunity to Miss.”

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“Too Great an Opportunity to Miss.”

by JEN AUSTIN

McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, and Walmart are some of the world’s best-known brands. They are also becoming known as leaders in the fight against climate change.

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The Science is Settled

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The Science is Settled

by SCOTT DENNING

“Heat in – heat out = change in heat.” Every climate change inferred from the geologic record is explained by this simple statement of the conservation of energy.

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