Tag: climate change

Pete Kuntz: Climate change is real

The National Academy of Sciences says climate change poses “the most immediate and important threat to human survival.”


How are farms and farmers dealing with climate change?

Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming.


Virginia Tech expert: Why we should care about global climate change policy

President Trump was preparing to announce future plans for U.S. involvement in the Paris Agreement on global climate change.


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Kaine urges Trump administration not to abandon efforts to tackle climate change

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is urging the Trump administration to continue to exercise global leadership to address climate change.


LEAP presents: Before the Flood at The Paramount Theater

The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) will host a special event on May 25 at The Paramount Theater about climate change.


Eco-friendly home improvements

The effects of climate change are constantly in your newsfeed.


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JMU students equipping drone to save historic wall in Colombia

How can a group of JMU students help a doctoral student in Colombia determine the effects of climate change on a wall in Cartagena?


“Seek Peace While Preparing for War”: Going to/after Trump about climate change

Climate change deniers come in two main varieties: the corrupt and the ignorant.


State leaders discuss what’s ahead for Virginia, climate

A panel of influential voices from across Virginia came together Tuesday to discuss climate change and public opinion, and how it shaped the 2016 election.


Virginia Tech researchers: Climate change may benefit Ethiopia

Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures.


Serious games help people understand, adapt to climate change

A role-play simulation exercise significantly improves people’s levels of understanding about climate change and how communities can respond.


Climate change denial: What does it say about the corporate culture at Dominion Power?

Everybody has reasons not to want to believe what scientists are saying about climate change.


EMU launches a Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions

Ray Martin told the audience gathered at EMU Thursday why he had made a generous donation to study and combat the issues of climate change.


Groups unite to challenge McAuliffe over pipelines, offshore oil, coal ash

An alliance of groups and leaders are challenging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to stop supporting fossil fuel projects that worsen climate change.


How is global warming impacting the world’s penguins?

Not surprisingly, penguins—those cute and quirky flightless birds of the Southern Hemisphere—are in deep trouble as a result of reckless human activity.


Catching the Sun screening at Court Square Theater

A free screening of Catching the Sun is being offered on May 22 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg.


Grant will help combat pests in Asia and feed a swelling global population

A $2 million grant awarded to Virginia Tech will empower farmers in Asia to grow food in a way that addresses challenges of climate change


No sidelines in fight against climate change

The first Earth Day was intended to be a college campus teach-in. It soon spread to every community and city across the United States.


Climate change poses a risk to people with asthma

The Virginia Asthma Coalition, whose mission is to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to asthma, applauds A.G. Herring for taking action on climate change.


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Herring joins coalition to curb climate change

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today joined attorneys general from across the nation to announce an effort combating climate change.


Faith voices pray for climate action at Virginia State Capitol

Several local religious communities have come together to launch a weekly prayer vigil at the Virginia State Capitol to call for climate leadership and action.


Senate panel blocks effort to reduce greenhouse gases

A Senate committee voted along party lines to defeat Sen. Donald McEachin’s SB 571, a bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


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Report: Pipeline climate impacts could double that of smokestacks

A new report by the Sierra Club finds that pollution from two proposed pipelines would almost double the total emissions from existing power plants in Virginia.


Earth Talk: Why is the Arctic such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?

The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols of global warming, yet few of us realize just how important the Arctic’s ice is.


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Bernie Sanders: Where is Clinton’s climate plan?

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders raised issue with the campaign of Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton for her lack of substance on climate change.


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League of Conservation Voters releases digital ad in support of Hillary Clinton

The League of Conservation Voters is releasing a new digital ad in support of Hillary Clinton for president that touts Clinton’s leadership on climate change.


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From Virginia to Paris: Two ’Hoos take on climate change

Youth movements to address global climate change can wield great power. One group is suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to ensure a safe planet for future generations; another cohort is on the ground in Paris, pressing the countries of the world to do the same.


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Environment Virginia report assesses impact of global warming on weather

Most Virginia counties have recently been affected by weather disaster, impacting residents and state landmarks
In Virginia, 91% of residents live in cities or counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, according to new interactive map using data from the federal government.


Study incorporates ecological processes into Earth system models to improve climate change predictions

A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment is launching a new project to enable scientists to look many decades ahead and predict the effectiveness of land management practices in agriculture and forestry to mitigate climate change.


Who should pay? Construction costs and the price of carbon

As the owner of a construction company, I’m angry that politicians say we can’t do anything about climate change because it would hurt business. From my perspective, not doing enough about climate change is already hurting business – and will do much more damage in the future.


Climate Action Alliance of the Valley releases results of 2015 candidate survey

Laura Dansby, chair of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, released the responses her organization received from a questionnaire it sent to 13 area candidates running in this fall’s election.


Christopher Keating: Response to climate change op-ed

It is with great interest that I see I have become one of Christopher Monckton’s targets and that he has posted editorials attacking me, including one in this paper.


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On climate, be skeptical of the profiteers of doom

“Global warming has not stopped.” In fact, though a third of Man’s influence on climate has happened since 1997, the least-squares linear-regression trends on the UAH and RSS satellite records show no global warming for 18 years 5 months and 18 years 7 months respectively. The pause in global warming is old enough to vote.


Coal industry leaders betraying workers

Imagine you have been wrongfully arrested, charged with murdering a child. Although the evidence against you is vague, authorities are anxious to appease those demanding justice so your case is rushed to trial.


Virginia Tech’s worldwide efforts to cut crop losses will help feed billions, researchers say

Halting climate change-induced crop losses could relieve pressure on farmers who are trying to satisfy burgeoning populations, Virginia Tech researchers say.


Strange bedfellows in climate marches

It is hard to see how rallies focused on the unrealistic goal of ‘stopping climate change’ benefits nurses, anti-poverty activists, and wildlife campaigners.


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Report: Virginia leadership can help an international agreement on climate

Virginia is gearing up to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut as much global warming pollution as 22 billion tons of coal burned annually.


EPA skips important climate conference

Over the past 20 years, the American government has spent millions of dollars sending representatives to United Nations climate change conferences. While the public are advised to walk, bicycle, and take the bus more to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, hundreds of civil servants have enjoyed tax payer funded flights to exotic locations across the globe to take part in U.N. negotiations to ‘save the climate.’


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Tim Kaine statement on papal encyclical on climate change

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, which called for greater individual and societal action to combat climate change.


Podcast: Climate change talk with 26th District Senate nominee April Moore

Augusta Free Press editor talks on the subject of climate change with April Moore, the Democratic Party nominee in the 26th Senate District race in Virginia.


Sowing seeds of doubt on climate change? Merchants of Doubt at Court Square Theater

The Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, Visulite Cinemas and the Arts Council of the Valley are partnering to host a showing of Merchants of Doubt, on Tuesday June 2nd at 7 pm.


Letter from the overaggressive volunteer on climate change

I wrote a letter to this newspaper recently pointing out that Harris’ climate change denial pseudoscience is clandestinely funded by fossil fuel corporations.


Letter writer gets it wrong on climate change questions

Pete Kuntz’s letter smearing Tom Harris repeated the false Greenpeace accusation that astrophysicist Willie Soon“got caught secretly taking over a million dollars from oil corporations for his climate science denial services and lying about it.” Dead wrong.


Citizens’ Climate Lobby founder must rein in overaggressive volunteers

At stake are trillions of dollars, countless jobs, the security of our energy supply, and, if people like Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) founder and president, Marshall Saunders, are right, the fate of the global environment itself.


Letter: DeSmogBlog is unreliable source on climate change

The letter by Pete Kuntz attacking Tom Harris is based mostly on misinformation from the notorious smear-blog DeSmogBlog. Desmogblog is a completely unreliable source, founded and funded by a criminal convicted of illegal Internet gambling operations and money-laundering and run by a for-profit PR firm in Vancouver, Canada, with clients who benefit from fears about global warming.


Climate change denial is a scam

The editorial “Obama misleads cadets on climate change” should have been entitled “Tom Harris misleads on climate change.” It’s his job. Canadian Harris and Australian Bryan Leyland, who co-wrote this editorial, are paid by fossil fuel corporations to deny real climate science (“DeSmog Blog,” one of TIME’s Top Ten Blogs).


Even Osama bin Laden acknowledged climate change

Your average Republican will tell you climate change is bunk. Osama bin Laden, otherwise stuck in the sixth century, conceded the 21st century reality.


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Obama misleads cadets on climate change

President Barack Obama’s approach to climate change is based on an acceptance of the conclusions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Perhaps the most widely cited of these conclusions are those of the 2013 IPCC report which stated:


Where are the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us?

If temperatures continue to rise in the face of human-induced global warming as climatologists expect, some of the world’s most populous areas could become uninhabitable.


Climate change and the Allegheny Highlands: What’s at stake, what’s at risk, and what are our choices?

Climate change impacts are already affecting temperatures, precipitation, weather, growing seasons, streams, forests, plants, animals and humans – and future impacts will be severe, unless global warming is reined in.