Global Warming

EPA’s Gina McCarthy Delivers Obama Administration Position on Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure With Green Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EPA’s Gina McCarthy, a teacher from Boston, delivered one of the keynote addresses on repairing America’s infrastructure with green jobs Monday afternoon at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs annual conference, delivering the Obama administrations position before a new and powerful coalition of unions and environmentalists under the umbrella of the Blue…

Sierra Club’s Michael Brune Delivers Keynote Address at Green Jobs Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sierra Club’s Michael Brune delivered one of the keynote addresses on repairing America’s infrastructure with green jobs Monday afternoon at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs annual conference, put on by the Blue Green Alliance, a coalition of unions and environmental non-profit groups. With more than 15 million members through 14 affiliated…

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Kicks Off at the Washington Hilton

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The opening session of the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference for 2014 kicked off Sunday night with a dynamic panel of speakers who are at the forefront of the national discussion about how to address the country’s crumbling infrastructure, while at the same time beginning to deal with…

Dear Dog Save Us All From ‘The Good Old Days’

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Grandpa Tell me ’bout the good old days. Sometimes it feels like This world’s gone crazy. Grandpa, take me back to yesterday, Where the line between right and wrong Didn’t seem so hazy. Did lovers really fall in love to stay Stand beside each other come what may was a promise really something people kept,…

NASA Confirms Sustained Long-Term Climate Warming Trend

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By Glynn Wilson – Scientists now say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures, according to a new report out from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record…

The Attacking Ocean: Rising Sea Levels, Sea Surges and Humanity

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There will be a public lecture at the Archaeology Museum and Jaguar Productions at the University of South Alabama Thursday Feb. 6 with Dr. Brian Fagan, one of the world’s leading archaeological and historical writers. Dr. Fagan will be delivering a free public lecture The Attacking Ocean: Rising Sea Levels, Sea Surges, and Humanity at…

Planet Likely to Warm by Four Degrees Celsius by the Year 2100

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A new climate model shows a warming planet means less cloud formation, which in turn contributes to increased temperatures – By Damian Carrington – Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study. The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were…

Alabama Water Policy Plan to be Discussed Friday at Gadsden State

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By Glynn Wilson – News about the water wars between Georgia and Alabama has been slow in 2013, mainly due to rainfall levels that made the past year one of the wettest on record, at least over the last couple of decades. But climate change due to global warming means drought conditions will come back…

New Study Documents Consequences of Climate Change on North American Forests

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By Glynn Wilson – Climate change due to human induced global warming from the burning of fossil fuels makes North American forests more vulnerable to insects and disease, according to a new study published by a team of researchers from Dartmouth University in the journal Ecological Monographs. After reviewing about 500 scientific studies dating back…

The Butterfly Effect and Climate Change

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By Glynn Wilson – LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK, Ala. — In a scene near the end of the film Havana, Robert Redford as the professional poker player Jack Weil mentions the Butterfly Effect from Chaos Theory when saying his final goodbye to Lena Olin as Bobby Durán. “I believe it,” he says. “I believe a…

Citizens Fight Off Plan to Turn Mobile Alabama Into A Tar Sands Mecca

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By Julie Dermansky – It took a while for the Alabama public to understand that their state is being transformed into a tar sands Mecca. Proposals for rail and pipeline transport and tar sands storage facilities were first presented in 2010, and by 2012, most were rubber stamped with no public input. But in 2013,…

New Report Concludes Human Influence on Global Climate is ‘Clear’

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Global Warming is UnequivocalBy Glynn Wilson – As if there was still any doubt in the scientific community, we now know that “human influence on the climate system is clear,” according to a new report just out from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “It is extremely likely that human influence has been…

Time to Draw the Line on Climate Change

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Coming Clean – By Michael Brune – Some great things have happened since that freezing day last February when I marched to the Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., with 50,000 of my closest friends. Looking back, it did feel like the start of something big. From the stage, the sight of that sea…

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

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By Glynn Wilson – The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants “in order to combat climate change and improve public health,” according to the announcement sent out Friday morning. The new standards are set to go into effect by June 1, 2014. The…