The New Year is a time when many of us set resolutions and intentions; things we want to do better, ways we want to grow, new habits we want to take on or incorporate. In California, where I am from, we like to set health-related goals: new exercise routines, new gym memberships, yoga commitments, plans to get outside, walk, jog, do squats, planks, crunches, you name it—we are into physical fitness and January is a time to start over after the often indulgent holiday season.
As we wrap up the year and reflect on our collective progress, we all have lots to celebrate. 2015 was indeed a milestone year for those of us working on issues of Climate Change. And it’s about time. As we have heard from different news outlets all year, 2015 looks to be the warmest year to date on our planet, with the North Pole experiencing above freezing temperatures—ringing in at 33 degrees Fahrenheit today (warmer than our offices in Boulder, despite not receiving a sec