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djd09

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Cuomo signs bill to combat climate change
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a bill that could greatly reduce greenhouse gases in New York. He was joined by former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime activist against climate change.

At Fordham University, Cuomo told an audience of Democratic lawmakers, union leaders and environmentalists that the law, which sets a goal of reducing all greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050, is the "most consequential" of his administration.

"In a few minutes, I will sign the most aggressive climate law in the United States of America," Cuomo said to applause.

The council's Darren Suarez said that while the new wind projects announced would benefit the companies who were awarded the contracts, they might drive up energy prices.

"That comes at a cost to somebody," Suarez said. "And consumers ultimately will pay it."

And he said 40,000 manufacturing jobs in the state would be jeopardized unless there are some significant innovations in alternative energy technology over the next several years.

"At this time, there is no technology to get us to where we want to be at 2050," Suarez said.

 

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Cuomo signs bill to combat climate change
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a bill that could greatly reduce greenhouse gases in New York. He was joined by former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime activist against climate change.

At Fordham University, Cuomo told an audience of Democratic lawmakers, union leaders and environmentalists that the law, which sets a goal of reducing all greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050, is the "most consequential" of his administration.

"In a few minutes, I will sign the most aggressive climate law in the United States of America," Cuomo said to applause.

The council's Darren Suarez said that while the new wind projects announced would benefit the companies who were awarded the contracts, they might drive up energy prices.

"That comes at a cost to somebody," Suarez said. "And consumers ultimately will pay it."

And he said 40,000 manufacturing jobs in the state would be jeopardized unless there are some significant innovations in alternative energy technology over the next several years.

"At this time, there is no technology to get us to where we want to be at 2050," Suarez said.

The Freudian slip by the author regarding Al Gore is priceless.
 

djd09

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"John Cook will be hosting a Reddit AMA on Feb 25, 2020.

John Cook is a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, researching cognitive science. In 2007, he founded Skeptical Science, a website which won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge and 2016 Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. John co-authored the college textbooks Climate Change: Examining the Facts with Weber State University professor Daniel Bedford. He was also a coauthor of the textbook Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis and the book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand. In 2013, he published a paper analysing the scientific consensus on climate change that has been highlighted by President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. In 2015, he developed a Massive Open Online Course at the University of Queensland on climate science denial, that has received over 25,000 enrollments.

John Cook is the author and artist of Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, published by Citadel on Feb 25, 2020."

 

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What is California doing to fight climate change? Not enough to prevent catastrophe

FEBRUARY 07, 2020

This is a year of great significance for California. It’s the start of a new decade and the landmark 2020 presidential election year.

We’re also less than 10 years out from a critical deadline. Scientists say we have until 2030 to stop the most catastrophic impacts of our climate crisis. That’s not much time, especially considering that families and small businesses across our state have suffered greatly from the devastating consequences of climate inaction, from wildfires to flooding.

With this in mind, we evaluated how California is doing in addressing climate change. Our state is thought of as a world leader in this fight. California’s 2006 historic law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions was a watershed moment, but what have we done since then? Are we poised to tackle this decade with the kind of leadership that this crisis demands?

To answer these questions we evaluated the track record of California overall, the Governor, and our state legislators. To determine California’s grade, we looked at the overarching sectors that we need to make significant progress in by 2030. For each area, we examined how pro-environment bills fared in policy committees and how many became law, as well as how anti-environment bills were handled in 2019.

Here’s what we found: California, as a whole, received a C- grade (71%). The Governor received a B. Only seven out of 120 state legislators merited 100 percent scores for environmental leadership.

The reason for California’s low grade? Last year, most climate policy efforts were incremental, focused on defending against rollbacks or stalled in the legislative process.

Scientists have already identified the sectors that we need to address in order to reduce pollution and stop the warming. We need comprehensive legislation and funding to build a clean economy and transition our workforce, transform our transportation, and invest in natural lands and infrastructure, among others. In the coming years, we want to see our Legislature put forth sweeping policy changes that include:

Remaking our transportation systems by expanding public transit systems and making them more affordable, electrifying all transportation and creating walkable, bikeable communities.

Making our workforce transition away from fossil fuel industries to clean energy, family-sustaining jobs, including incentivizing companies to locate in targeted regions, partnering with unions and academic institutions to provide training and a pipeline.

Greening our communities and getting our agriculture industries to capture carbon instead of adding to the problem.


Looks like New York has one upped California.
 

Randolph Kinney

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Global warming was blamed for evaporating the Great Lakes, now blamed for high water levels in Chicago's 'climate emergency' - Updated 2

February 12, 2020

“What we are seeing in global warming is the evaporation of our Great Lakes.” That was Illinois Senator Dick Durbin in 2013 when Lake Michigan was at a record low. You can find plenty of claims to the same effect from the time. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore chimed in around then, too, saying climate change was driving Great Lakes levels down by causing evaporation.

But that was then and this is now.

What’s causing today’s record high levels? Climate change, naturally.

So now, citing “catastrophic lakefront erosion” from high water, Chicago just declared a climate emergency. It’s radical, and is reproduced in full below.

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Lets see ... 2013 Great Lakes evaporating due to Global Warming ... Currently Great Lakes are at record high levels due to Global Warming? No, Climate Change.

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djd09

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Thunberg v Trump: A trillion trees is 'not enough'
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday planting trees was not enough to address climate change, in an apparent rebuke to a pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump an hour earlier.
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Why does anyone even give this runt attention?
 

Randolph Kinney

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