Climate News (69)
Climate News covers climate policy and climate news related events for a general audience.
Take Action: Tell your Congressional Representative to sign on to the letter directed to the President to Strengthen Environmental Justice in his plan!Written by Nicole Rom, Executive Director
WE ACT for Environmental Justiceis spearheading, with sponsorship from members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a letter that will go to the President to continue to put pressure on the Obama Administration to develop a better plan to address the concerns of climate change felt by environmental justice communities, and a Resolution that will codify the importance of the environmental justice movement. But we need your help.
Paul Douglas: Weird Weather: Minnesota’s new normal? Our Changing Climate and What We Can Do About ItWritten by Nicole Rom, Executive Director
Our climate is changing at an alarming rate. From giant hailstorms to polar vortices, Minnesotans are already experiencing extreme weather. Are weird weather events becoming Minnesota’s new normal? Hear from nationally recognized meteorologist and entrepreneur Paul Douglas.
In September 2012, as a participant of Climate Ride, I biked 300 miles along California’s coast with past board member, David Bryan. It was extremely inspiring to be surrounded by so many other people passionate about climate change solutions and to hear from other leaders in the field.
Congressman Ellison wrote a great piece in the Huffington Post highlighting the need for the Environmental Protection Agency to pass strong carbon pollution standards for new and existing coal-burning power plants and called on Xcel Energy to transition Units 1 & 2 of the Sherco coal plant- Minnesota's largest carbon emitter- to clean energy.
This August, my family and I spent a week and a half in Monteverde, in north-central Costa Rica. This is the tropics, but at an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,400 meters) or so. This well-preserved swath of forest straddles the Continental Divide, which results in clouds and weather coming up from both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Don't miss the 2014 Summer Institute for Climate Change and Energy Education, August 4-6, 2014 at the Audubon Center of the North Woods, in Sandstone, MN.
When I stepped onto the hotel shuttle in Chicago, the first question I was asked by an exuberant woman from Ohio was, “Are you going to the Climate Reality Training with Al Gore?” I responded that I was, but a hard-faced man in front of me answered for he and his wife, “NO! I don’t believe in that!
In St. Paul today, a consortium of clean energy advocates filed a motion with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), urging them to update the grossly outdated estimates of health, climate and environmental costs caused by electricity production that they use to plan Minnesota’s energy future. I had the opportunity to weigh in as an angry mom and children’s health advocate.
The fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released today and strongly reaffirms that humans are driving climate change. The report shows that our climate is changing, from the poles to the equator.
The Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that contributes to human-induced climate change. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.
You can view our full profile at the Charities Review Council.