August 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Fall Courses Available on Global Warming / on Climate Disruption

Temperature are rising! Snowfall is dwindling! Wildfire conditions are extending! That we are experiencing an unusually disrupted climate is hard to miss.  But what is causing it? Is it all a natural cycle? What is it doing, and can we do anything about it?

These are the questions that Alan Journet, Co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will answer in a series of courses to be offered locally this fall.

For those wanting a full and detailed discussion, through…

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Added by Alan Journet on August 17, 2014 at 5:43am — No Comments

People's Climate March @ Next SOCAN Meeting

The People’s Climate March (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/), is anticipated to be the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change that has ever been held. Slated for New York City on September 21st it will coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit.   The New York People’s Climate March in September plus Oregon solidarity events will be the subject of the Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic at our…

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Added by Alan Journet on August 12, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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Trump Tells Greta Thunberg To 'Focus On Other Countries' After She Tells Leaders to "Panic" About Climate Change | Trending Politics

The President's comments come after Thunberg hammered President Trump for leaving the Paris Climate Accord. The speech by the far-left climate activist was made at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.

12 in '20 - Energy and Commerce Committee

There are bipartisan bills in Congress that we could pass right now to ensure the United States remains a global leader in emissions reduction, economic productivity, and clean energy production, all at once.” That’s what Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) said in September, calling on Democrats to work with Republicans on commonsense, bipartisan solutions to protect the environment and our economy.

Trump: US Will Join One Trillion Trees Initiative | The Epoch Times

The United States is joining the One Trillion Trees Initiative, President Donald Trump said on Jan. 21. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump said the United States is joining the initiative. “We’re committed to conserving the majesty of God’s creation and the natural beauty of our world,” Trump said. America “will continue to show strong leadership in restoring, growing, and better managing our trees and our forests,” he added, drawing applause. The One Trillion Trees Initiative was announced during the forum. It encourages countries to plant trees as part of the effort to combat climate change. The goal is to plant 1 trillion trees by 2050. Ecologist Dr. Thomas Crowther told the forum last year that humans should plant 1.2 trillion trees to cancel out the past decade of CO2 emissions.

Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050 | Forbes

Human activities are behind the extinction crisis. Commercial agriculture, timber extraction, and infrastructure development are causing habitat loss and our reliance on fossil fuels is a major contributor to climate change. Public corporations are responding to consumer demand and pressure from Wall Street. Professors Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg published Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations last fall, arguing that businesses are locked in a cycle of exploiting the world's resources in ever more creative ways.

The EU Just Voted to Completely Ban Single-Use Plastics | Futurism

EU lawmakers voted 571 to 53 in favor of a complete ban on 10 single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, and coffee stirrers. This adds the EU to the growing list of governments committed to helping the world address its plastic waste problem.

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