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Climate change — Mitigation and Adaptation

Eliot Daley’s Opinion  at New Jersey Times, in which he urges all to join  CCL! Hey, I’m all in favor of helping fellow human beings in distress, but… But? There’s a “but”? Yep. Here’s the thing. When I was studying theology in a seminary many years ago, one professor reflected on the well-known biblical story […]

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Carbon tax: Impressive Results in British Colombia

The Guardian’s  Climate Consensus: the 97%: In 2008, British Columbia implemented a carbon tax, with the revenue returned to citizens through lowered income taxes. A new peer-reviewed study examines the data through 2012 to see how British Columbia’s emissions and economy have fared, and the results are impressive. Consumption of taxed fuels per capita has […]

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Get Active, Join CCL: NYTimes Article on CCL (Citizen’s Climate Lobby)

Excerpt from NY Times May 29,2013: Lobbying for the Greater Good: Earlier this month, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million. It’s an alarming milestone, to be sure, but, alas, there is no shortage of dire warnings about global warming. What is lacking is the […]

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Oil Execs see the light on climate change and carbon tax

“As a company we recognize the impact that humans are having on the environment and that CO2 is having an impact on what’s happening in the climate,” ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance said. The leader of one of the world’s largest energy companies said this week that humans are accelerating climate change and the global community […]

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Chasing Ice — Filming Earth’s Melting Glaciers

If you have not seen the stunning photography in the movie Chasing Ice, you will want to.  It will be released for personal use in DVD form  Sept. 10, 2013, at Amazon.com. A 4 1/2 minute segment of Chasing Ice may be found on YouTube.  In it you will see the largest glacier calving ever […]

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A Letter to Senator Mark Kirk: We need a Carbon Tax

Thanks to fellow Oak Parker, Doug Burke for a thoughtful letter to Illinois Senator, Mark Kirk (R), found in the Chicago Sun-Times print version, April 4. “I am very pleased to see Sen. Mark Kirk’s statement in favor of gay marriage. Both his own statement, and the coverage in the Sun-Times suggest that he was […]

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Pres. Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address, Jan 21, 2013

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid […]

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Gov Cuomo Offers Plan for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

The NYS 2100 Commission, a panel of experts assembled by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo back in November, just two weeks after the storm. EDF CEO Fred Krupp served on the commission, and our energy team prepared extensive recommendations on how to make our energy system more robust, resilient and adaptable. In yesterday’s State of […]

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Obama Administration’s climate scientists

Obama Administration’s climate scientists are very concerned about the effects of climate change in the 2013 National Climate Assessment, but the Administration released the NCA report on Friday at 4 pm to “bury” it in the news cycle.  The National Climate Assessment is produced by the US Global Change Research Program, which is tasked with collating […]

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2012 was the United States’ warmest year on record

2012 was the United States’ warmest year on record The map above shows where the 2012 temperatures were different from the 1981–2010 average. Shades of red indicate temperatures up to 8° Fahrenheit warmer than average, and shades of blue indicate temperatures up to 8° Fahrenheit cooler than average—the darker the color, the larger the difference […]

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