Climate Change Awareness & Action

Climate Change Awareness & Action


I thought your members might enjoy listening to Bill McKibben on Nori's Reversing Climate Change Podcast.
Alliance for a Green Economy invites everyone to support the Renewable Heat Now campaign tomorrow to advocate for #EnergyEfficiency & #RenewableHeatNow so that New York can transition off fossil fuels as soon as possible. Here are the details for offering social media support on October 17. Thank you! #ClimateEmergency
Transitioning to renewable energy can involve learning about new-to-you technologies. HeatSmart CNY (a collaboration between the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board, Alliance for a Green Economy, and community volunteers) is hosting an open house in Camillus on Sunday to help folks learn about cold climate air source heat pumps and other technologies to help transition our buildings off fossil fuels. Hope you’ll stop by for a tour!
President Trump has a multitude of problems and one solution with a place in World History. Expanding deserts, illegal migration from south, and, USA the cause of serious CO2 build-up has a common self-funding solution! Nation to the south enter seeking jobs, a wall will but slow them entering the USA. (A concrete wall will see a mass sand build-up, steel open-door) Under UNFCCC COP3 100year rule USA in concert with Mexico could across the deserts where the proposed wall is to be built, a CO2 sink of known serious sequestration vegetation would seriously retard migration. Under UNFCCC COP3 100yr rule CO2 sequestration soil- soil-carbon say 200million hectares CO2 offset trade and the growing soils will actually see serious reversal of migration. Well planned the vegetation will reinstall historical rainfalls! Robert Vincin
#ReadingIsResistance to climate-change denial DARK ECOLOGY 3.5-star #review of a trenchant, well-written philosophical grounding for the existence of the #anthropocene epoch from Timothy Morton and Columbia University Press #VoteBlue to end species-wide suicide!
Please check out this public forum and debate on the role of nuclear energy in addressing climate change and bringing about a green energy economy! October 22, 7-9 pm at University United Methodist Church 1085 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210
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This group is all about increasing awareness and spurring action on climate change

The CCAA (Climate Change Awareness & Action) was formed for the purpose of educating others and actively working towards reversing the anthropogenic climate change that threatens the earth.

Sanders Introduces Bills to Ban Fracking, Require National Cleanup Effort of Drinking Water While Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has been in Washington this week for the impeachment trial, he has put forth two bills to help the environment.

2019 DEC Conference Recap In lieu of the typical New York State Conference on the Environment held annually each fall, for 2019 NYSACC teamed up with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to host…

Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters Some states’ proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

Why electric vehicles are likely to become a dominant technology » Yale Climate Connections But the change won't happen overnight.

Immune systems not prepared for climate change Researchers have for the first time found a connection between the immune systems of different bird species, and the various climatic conditions in which they live. The researchers believe that as the climate changes, some birds may be exposed to diseases that they are not equipped to handle.

It's not just hotter days: global warming is affecting wine production Adaptation strategies could still reduce the losses

Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund is giving Sen.

Record Warm Water Measured Beneath Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday’ Glacier Scientists have discovered record warm water beneath Antarctica's "doomsday glacier" for the first time.

Scientists find far higher than expected rate of underwater glacial melting: Robotic kayaks were used to track meltwater Tidewater glaciers, the massive rivers of ice that end in the ocean, may be melting underwater much faster than previously thought, according to a new study that used robotic kayaks. The findings, which challenge current frameworks for analyzing ocean-glacier interactions, have implications for the....

Scientists find record warm water in Antarctica, pointing to cause behind troubling glacier melt A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica -- an alarming discovery that points to the cause behind the gradual melting of this ice shelf while also raising concerns about sea-level rise around the globe.

Dispatch From the Land of Flight Shaming, or How I Became a Train Boaster In Sweden, some environmentally conscious travelers are switching from planes to trains. Slower? Yes. But why not embrace the journey, perhaps even prolong it?

Climate-Friendly Heating: How to Stay Warm Without Fossil Fuels

I'm installing an air sourced heat pump. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] Heating with coal, oil and natural gas accounts for around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. But that's something we can change,

'Like I wasn't there': climate activist Vanessa Nakate on being erased from a movement Nakate was cropped from a photo with white activists. Now she’s battling for diversity in environmental activism

Dungeness Crabs’ Shells Are Dissolving From the Severity of Pacific Ocean Acidification

Faster than they thought! Without strong shells, the young crabs suffer damage to their sensory organs.

NASA and NOAA: Last Decade was the Hottest on Record The last decade was the hottest since record-keeping began 150 years ago.

It's official: 2019 was the second-hottest year on record The numbers are in, and 2019 was another brutally hot year -- the second hottest ever recorded, according to a new report from the Copernicus Climate Change Service. The report also found that 2019 was the warmest year Europe has ever experienced and that the last five years were the warmest on reco...

Worst Locust Swarm to Hit East Africa in Decades Linked to Climate Crisis East Africa is facing its worst locust infestation in decades, and the climate crisis is partly to blame.

With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight®i_id=396553450128 Builders will be forced to take climate change, including rising sea levels, into account to win government approval for projects.

Scientists Say We Need These 6 Things For Us to Meet Our Climate Goals Our planet is in a tight spot. We're not hitting the targets we know we need to hit, and we're breaking all the wrong kinds of records. What's it going to take for us to get out of this mess?

Amazon forest to savannah tipping point could be far closer than thought (commentary) A 2007 study estimated that with 40% Amazon deforestation a tipping point could be reached, converting forest to savannah. New factors put that tipping point at 20-25%. Deforestation is now at 17%.

'This is not how sequoias die. It’s supposed to stand for another 500 years' Giant sequoias were thought to be immune to insects, drought and wildfires. Then the unthinkable happened: trees started to die – and scientists began the search for answers

Trouble ahead for US appliance efficiency standards The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan for national appliance standards for 2020 has come into focus, and the picture is not pretty. Hard on the heels of its rollback of light bulb standards in late 2019, the administration last week finalized its re-write of the process used for developing new ...

Goodbye, gas furnaces? Why electrification is the future of home heating | CBC News The burning of fossil fuels to heat our homes and other buildings is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in this cold country. Green builders say we need to decarbonize heating by going electric if Canada is going to meet its climate targets. Here’s a closer look at some of the options.

Move to Buffalo? With Earth warming, northern cities could become oases. "People tuned in to climate change are asking the question, ‘Where is it safe to live in the long term?’" one climate scientist said.

To Fly or Not to Fly? The Environmental Cost of Air Travel Though air travel is more popular than ever, the vast majority of people in the world have never been on a plane. As that dynamic slowly changes, the environment stands to suffer. Is flying less the only solution?

2020 Starts With the Plain Prospect of Rising Heat Emissions will climb further. Each decade is warmer than the last. The oceans are feeling the rising heat. The economy is threatened. And that’s just January.

Climate experts agree: "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back," Mnuchin said in a dismissal of Thunberg

Fracking ban: Make it 'permanent' in New York, Andrew Cuomo says The Democratic governor wants to bolster the state's existing ban on large-scale fracking, which has been in place since late 2014.

State Releases Ambitious Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan - The Dept of Public Service issued a report recommending the establishment of a statewide program to promote electric vehicle charging station deployment.

Achieve Comfort and Reliable Performance with Cold-Climate Heat Pumps - Zero Energy Project Today, there are more opportunities to apply heat pumps in a wide range of climates, including cold-climate zones. All-electric, high-performance heat pumps are among the most effective and popular technologies for decarbonizing heating and cooling, especially as the industry moves toward strategic....

Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland: AI shows climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration to cities inland A new study uses machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple across the country, beyond coastal areas at risk of flooding, as affected people move inland. Popular relocation choices will include land-locked c...

Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths Scientists warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans' ability to regulate body temperature.

5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change So now what?

Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back' Arctic sea ice cannot 'quickly bounce back' if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests.

Scotland to reach this year 100% renewable energy goal The country would leave behind fossil fuels with a clean energy matrix

Climate Refugees Can’t Be Sent Back, Says UN in Landmark Decision Refugees fleeing the impending effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home, according to a new decision by the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

UN Biodiversity Chief: Humans Risk Living in an 'Empty World' With 'Catastrophic' Consequences Talk is cheap, says the acting executive secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, who begged governments around the world to make sure that 2020 is not another year of conferences and empty promises.

Rising Arctic temps cause sea ice to melt at alarming level, threatening habitats and cultures "Unprecedented" warming and "exceptionally low levels" of sea ice are bringing rapid, dramatic and disruptive changes to the Arctic.

Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision Refugees fleeing the effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home by their adoptive countries, a United Nations panel has ruled, in a landmark decision that could open the door to a flood of legal claims by displaced people around the world.

Judge writes blistering dissent as kids’ climate lawsuit gets tossed “It is as if an asteroid were barreling toward the Earth and the government decided to shut down our only defenses.”

Patagonia’s CEO is donating company’s entire $10M Trump tax cut to fight climate change. Patagonia is having a very good year. And under our new corporate tax code passed by a Republican Congress and enthusiastically signed into law by President Trump, they’re paying a lot less in federal taxes.$10 million less, to be exact.In letter posted to LinkedIn, Patagonia’s CEO announced her...

Citing Climate Change, BlackRock Will Start Moving Away from Fossil Fuels In response to mounting public pressure, the investment company has begun knuckling under to reality.

Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second The world's oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every second, scientists have said.

Oceans have hit highest temperatures ever recorded 2019 was the warmest year on record for the oceans--and it had the biggest single-year jump of the decade.

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