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InClimate 774; Global Divestment Day #1

February 13/14 are global fossil fuel divestment days. The transition to renewable energy is already on. Fifty three percent of added energy generation capacity in the United States came from renewable sources last year. The future's so bright we better…

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InClimate 773; Copenhagen Blue & Green

Climate change preparedness can be an opportunity for city beautification. In Denmark, greenery is replacing hard surfaces to make way for rising waters. A catastrophic cloudburst over the Copenhagen neighborhood St. Kjeld’s in 2011 caused about $1 billion in damages…

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InClimate 772; Fox News on Climate

An analysis by the non-profit Union of Concerned Scientists found that 93% of the climate science on “Fox News” was “at best misleading, and often just plain wrong”. The talking heads talk too much.

 


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InClimate 771; Common Ground

It’s the final laps for United Nations climate negotiations. Representatives are meeting in Geneva to streamline about 40 pages of universal climate change text intended for UN states to halt or slow global warming. There’s only 10 months left before…

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InClimate 770; Divestment Days Feb 13/14

The transition to green energy is on. Investments and technology are up and prices keep coming down. The fossil fuel energy era is coming to a close. Of course, there are winners and losers. The individuals and corporations heavily invested…

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InClimate 769; What? Me Worry

Ever wonder why so many politicians and big wigs don’t worry about climate change? Maybe it’s because they are way rich and are sure their privileged place will save them from catastrophes. Rising waters at the beach house? Buy further…

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InClimate 768; Better Safe Than Sorry

Scientists have predicted 30% of the planet’s species will go extinct and 200 million people will be climate refugees within a few decades, if global warming continues. Some folks believe human activity plays a role; some folks don’t. With consequences…

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InClimate 767; The Frac Sand Rush

Hydraulic fracturing has been tied to earthquakes. It forces sand, toxic chemicals and water that becomes contaminated into the earth to release oil and gas. It leaks methane in the process. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s been a sand…

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InClimate 766; EPA on Keystone Tar Sands

The Republican Congress is pushing the Keystone XL pipeline because of backing from rich constituents even though it faces a presidential veto, creates few permanent jobs, sends its oil to the international market, threatens the US with spills and the…

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InClimate 765; POWER Plus

Transitioning from fossil fuel is important. From extraction to refining, delivery and eventual consumption, it’s bad for the environment, bad for the climate and bad for us. The replacement energies are being developed, but there needs to be concern for…

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InClimate 764; What If?

Tap a keg. Chill those refreshments. If droughts and ground water pollution don’t dry us out, there will still be cool refreshing water. If predictions and trends hold true, average Americans will be looking for more cold drinks. If global…

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InClimate 763; Trees and Human Health

Trees - gotta love ‘em. A walk in nature often relieves stress, but the benefits of forests go bigger than that. Photosynthesis in plants and especially trees acts to sequester the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and produce healthful oxygen. In…

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