Tag: climate change

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Pope should ignore Ghanaian cardinal and UN on climate change

Natural climate change and extreme weather threatens to make life even more difficult for Ghanaian cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson’s fellow countrymen.


Sir Crispin Tickell to lecture at Washington and Lee on climate change

Sir Crispin Tickell, a former British diplomat with particular interest in the relationship between the environment, politics and business, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 5, at 5:30 p.m.in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.


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Letter: Spending on climate change misguided?

A moral tragedy is unfolding because of the overconfidence of groups like Earth Day Network that we know the future of climate and that control it by through our carbon dioxide emissions.


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Earth Day: Examining the relationship between climate, poverty

The policy gulf between the development and environmental communities might not at first seem obvious but occasionally our interests travel on different trajectories. The compelling need to provide energy to the estimated 1.2 billion people who do not have access to electricity crashes into the reality of the climate change consequences of providing that energy from coal and fossil fuels.


Demonstrators outside Chamber energy conference question Dominion’s failure to act on climate

Demonstrators outside the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Energy and Sustainability Conference this morning met conference attendees with signs like “Dominion – Global Warming starts here” and other signs urging the state’s largest utility to quit its membership in ALEC-the American Legislative Executive Council.


Are we past the point of no return on climate change?

While we may not yet have reached the point of no return—when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming—climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close.


Environmentalism must re-focus on known problems: Time to cut climate campaigners loose

Climate change increasingly dominates the environmental movement. Besides last month’s Earth Hour, an event focussed on “changing climate change,” climate activists will take centre stage at this year’s Earth Day on April 22.


Report: Low-income Americans benefit from clean energy?

While climate change threatens the public health and economic well-being of everyone, low-income Americans are especially vulnerable to the extreme weather and dramatic increases in electricity costs associated with global warming, according to a new report released Wednesday by Natural Resources Defense Council.


Sierra Club names State Sen. Wagner #1 climate obstructionist

Demonstrators with the Sierra Club picketed outside an event for Senator Frank Wagner on Thursday at Town Center in Virginia Beach to protest the Senator’s opposition to EPA rules to regulate carbon pollution from coal and gas fired electricity power plants.


New NRDC Issue Brief: Best way Virginia can fight climate change, beat EPA emissions targets by 20 percent

With climate change already damaging Virginia’s economy, endangering citizens’ health, and threatening coastal cities, a new issue brief shows that if the Old Dominion were to meet its already existing voluntary energy goals, the state would actually beat the carbon emission targets in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan by 20 percent.