Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

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We need more aggressive cuts in emissions to get us anywhere near the pathways that limit the worst impacts of climate change. Low income and communities of color are and continue to be the most impacted by climate chaos.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. EcoMedia President and Founder, Paul Polizzotto (far right) at the Maryland Zoo Giraffe House on Wednesday, July 25 for ribbon cutting event celebrating new LED lighting retrofit.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. EcoMedia President and Founder, Paul Polizzotto (far right) at the Maryland Zoo Giraffe House on Wednesday, July 25 for ribbon cutting event celebrating new LED lighting retrofit.

This weekend's screenings include many special events

Revenge of the Electric Car

JOIN US for premiere events at our new theaters the weekend of 11/11, including Q&A's with Director Chris Paine, Former GM Executive (and Revenge star) Bob Lutz and much more. 11/11 - Discussion immediately following film featuring Ross Macfarlane from Climate Solutions, Rich Feldman from Ecotality and Sandra Pinto de Bader from the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment. 11/11 - California Center for Sustainable Energy hosting opening night event at 6pm.

NOAA report finds 2010 one of the two warmest years on record; El Niño-Southern Oscillation and other climate patterns played major roles in weather events

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Source: State of the Climate in 2010. Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record, according to NOAA’s just-released 2010 State of the Climate report. Geographical distribution of notable climate anomalies and events occurring around the planet in 2010.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 EVs for UN climate conference; expecting 400,000 km of travel

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As the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris, the Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide 200 pure electric vehicles to the annual summit which runs this year from 30 Nov. This marks the first time the UN will use a 100% electric fleet for its entire passenger-car shuttle at a climate summit.

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Outstanding Video of Today’s South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action In Manhattan Beach

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Check out some photos Mrs. Greenius took at the event by clicking HERE. Tags: environment 350.org Los Angeles Manhattan Beach South Bay 350 Climate Action Group Huge thanks to Ryan Christensen and his USC film school students who produced this video and got it uploaded so quickly. And here’s a link to some great shots Greenpeace has put up too – like this one.

PCAST suggests 6 key components for climate change strategy to President Obama; adaptation and mitigation

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The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter to President Obama describing six key components the advisory group believes should be central to the Administration’s strategy for addressing climate change. The first component aims to reduce the damage resulting from changes in climate (“adaptation”), while the last five aim to reduce the pace and magnitude of these changes (“mitigation”). Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Policy

The Coverage of Yesterday’s Historic Climate Action Just Keeps Pouring In

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Then take a visit to the Vimeo Video page John set up with 8 different news interviews shot at the event: [link]. Tags: environment 350.org 350ppm Mahattan Beach California South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group The Amazing Waving Human Tide Line shot (c) by JOHN LONGENECKER, DGA PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER PictureAmerica.org. Pro press photog, John Longenecker took the beautiful shot of our Amazing Waving Human Tide Line yesterday in Manhattan Beach.

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UN Review of Recent Climate Research Concludes That Impacts Of Climate Change Coming Faster Than Anticipated

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Significant climate anomalies 2008/2009. Source: Climate Change Compendium. A UN review of some 400 major scientific contributions to Earth systems and climate science released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, has found that the pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the worst case predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

Summary of decisions from Durban climate conference

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Governments at the COP17 meeting decided to adopt some form of a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon. markets all remain in action as effective tools to leverage global climate action and as models to inform. Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The package includes the Green Climate Fund; an Adaptation Committee designed to improve. They therefore decided that the UN Climate Change process shall “increase ambition to act” and.

Scientists call for careful use of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches in analyzing climate change trends to avoid distortion and hampering of response

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Is it warming?”, “Is it cooling?”), and these outlets are often the major information source for the general public and policy makers on the issue of climate. These observations are important to consider in the context of climate change. 2001 to account for the 1976 PDO event.

Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 EVs for Paris climate conference

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year. The fully electric car fleet will shuttle delegates during the event from 30 November to 11 December. More than 20,000 UN participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the annual climate summit.

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State Department issues Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change impacts

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The document is a detailed draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the segment of the pipeline in the US, including: impacts from construction, impacts from potential spills, impacts related to climate change, and economic impacts.

CSIRO study concludes recent SEQ drought likely caused by climate variability rather than climate change

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The recent South-East Queensland (SEQ) drought was likely caused by shifts associated with climate variability over decades rather than climate change, according to the findings of a team of CSIRO researchers led by Dr Wenju Cai. The research team aimed to determine whether the SEQ’s recent rainfall reductions were partly due to climate change and, if so, whether dry conditions will occur there more often in the future. Journal of Climate , 23, 4944–4955.

New “2-in-1” EV unit integrates traction motor and A/C compressor for increased range in hot climates

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Engineers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have designed a “2-in-1” electric motor unit which can increase the range of electric vehicles in hot climates.

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EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan sees likely increase in tropospheric ozone, with more difficulty in attaining NAAQS in many areas

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Among the many climate-related vulnerabilities that can impact its mission, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites a likely increase in tropospheric ozone pollution as potentially making it more difficult to attain National Ambient Air Quality Standards ( NAAQS ) in many areas with existing ozone problems. The analysis comes in a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan that the agency has released for public comment. —Draft Climate Change Adaptation plan.

Scientists at Climate Talks Call for New Assessment of Nitrogen and Climate

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A side event organized by the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) at the COP-15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen will highlight nitrogen’s role in climate change. The event organizers are calling for an immediate new assessment of nitrogen and climate which will identify innovative nitrogen management strategies for global climate change mitigation and associated co-benefits.

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US and China forming Climate Change Working Group; say a more focused and urgent initiative required

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The US and China will initiate a Climate Change Working Group to determine and finalize ways in which they can advance cooperation on technology, research, conservation, and alternative and renewable energy. The Working Group was outlined in a joint statement on climate change issued by the two countries, which asserted that “ the increasing dangers presented by climate change measured against the inadequacy of the global response requires a more focused and urgent initiative.”.

Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate

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Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, research led by scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., shows that maximum solar activity and its aftermath have impacts on Earth that resemble La Niña and El Niño events in the tropical Pacific Ocean. True La Niña and El Niño events are associated with changes in the temperatures of surface waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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AASHTO Launches Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center Website

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has launched a newly expanded and enhanced website on climate change and transportation, the AASHTO Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center. Launched on May 5, the site is designed to serve as the primary AASHTO communication tool for transportation and climate change, providing information for state transportation departments as well as other transportation practitioners.

“I Bring You Greetings From The Lucky Sperm Club…

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You can find out at the 41:00 mark in the video of the event: Filed under: environment Tagged: 100% renewable energy , carbon budget , climate justice , fossil free , frontline communities , Joe Galliani , Lucky Sperm Club , South Bay 350 Climate Action Group , South Bay Clean Power.

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Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Other environmental concerns have pushed ahead of climate change on a global average basis. There are many possible reasons for declines in concern about climate change/global warming. In the face of other pressing concerns, a public ‘caring capacity’ for climate change has been tested.

California and Shenzhen, China, sign agreement to cooperate on fighting climate change

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Moving to further strengthen California’s ties with China, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and Director of the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Xu Anliang signed a memorandum of understanding in Shenzhen that will expand cooperation at the subnational level to tackle global climate change. Additionally, California and Shenzhen agree to monitor and share the best available climate and pollution-related science and research.

Met Office Climate Scientist: “Apocalyptic Predictions” Of Climate Change Can Impede Understanding Of Long-Term Warming Trends

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Vicky Pope, Head of Climate Change Advice at the UK Met Office Hadley Center, has called upon scientists and journalists to guard against extrapolating short-term accelerations in otherwise steady warming trends, as well as projecting the specific timing of climatic “tipping points” such as the disappearance of Arctic summer sea ice based on such extrapolations. But in doing so, the public perception of climate change can be distorted.

Poll Shows Decline in UK Public Conviction About Climate Change

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A new poll by Ipsos Mori has found that the proportion of adults in the UK who believe that climate change is “definitely” a reality dropped by more than 30% over the last year, from 44% to 31%. Another finding by the poll that hints at a growing lack of public confidence is a significant drop in those who said climate change was caused by human activities. Findings of the poll included: 31% said climate change was definitely happening. The Guardian.

Copenhagen Diagnosis Released, Detailing Accelerating Indicators of Climate Change In Last Three Years

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A team of 26 climate scientists from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States have published the “Copenhagen Diagnosis”, an interim synthesis report on developments in climate change science from mid-2006 to the present day. The report points out that many key harbingers of climate change “ are occurring at the high end or even beyond the expectations of only a few years ago."”

New study implicates aerosols as a prime driver of 20th-century North Atlantic climate variability

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A new study by researchers from the UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre implicates aerosols as a prime driver of twentieth-century North Atlantic climate variability. Systematic climate shifts have been linked to multidecadal variability in observed sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean. These links are extensive, influencing a range of climate processes such as hurricane activity and African Sahel and Amazonian droughts.

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Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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Although most countries have already revealed their opening emissions reduction proposals, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer pointed out Thursday that “ we still await clarity from industrialized nations on the provision of large-scale finance to developing countries for immediate and long-term climate action. Climate Change And The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Australia is considered to be one of the most vulnerable developed nations to climate change.

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US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Climate change is already having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to the final release of the report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

NSF issues solicitation for decadal and regional climate prediction using Earth Systems Models

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The US National Science Foundation has issued a solicitation for Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM). This is the second in a series of EaSM solicitations, and it remains focused on the prediction of future climates and their consequences for human systems on time scales of several decades and shorter and global to regional and finer spatial scales.

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ADB Study Finds Annual Economic Losses in Southeast Asia from Climate Change Could be More Than Twice the Global Average

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Southeast Asia, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change—due to its long coastlines, high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas, and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry—is likely to suffer more from climate change than the global average, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, titled The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard. square mile town will cause, there’s the bad math this adds up to for the climate.

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EPA to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas policies on coal power plants

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EPA head Scott Pruitt told miners in Kentucky on Monday that he intends to begin dismantling former President Barack Obama's signature climate-change agenda effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. Pruitt told reporters at an event in Hazard, Ky., Environmental emissions Politics EPA climate change Donald Trump

Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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It should surprise no one that the entire event was a sad and cynical dog and pony show for the guest presenters with a minimum of public questions allowed. Senator Wright is a climate change denier and is “suspicious of renewable energy.”

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Bill McKibben’s Comment

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Not everyone is as sophisticated, but in 171 nations and across (currently) 4,400 events people are coming together around a scientific data point. Read the Creative Greenius guest post on Climate Progress today: [link]. Bill McKibben says: October 22, 2009 at 8:48 am.

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China Meteorological Administration: Climate Adaptation More Realistic and Urgent than Mitigation for Food Security

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While CMA has observed the effects of climate change producing “some favorable factors to grain production in parts of China”, such as increased warming in the colder high latitudes, warming is expected to reduce the country’s overall food production.

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MIT researchers conclude fundamental changes in the US energy-innovation system are needed to meet challenges of climate change and energy supply

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Without systematic, transformative changes, the US is unlikely to succeed either in averting the worst economic and environmental consequences of climate change or in achieving a secure, affordable and reliable energy supply. Neither the failure of global and US climate policy nor the emergence of other pressing issues changes the facts about climate and energy. Climate Change Market Background Policy

Separate MIT, IEA reports both outline major expansion in role of natural gas; caution on climate benefits

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The new report, part of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2011 series, examines the key factors that could result in a more prominent role for natural gas in the global energy mix, and the implications for other fuels, energy security and climate change. Speaking at the launch of the IEA report in London, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka said that “ An expansion of gas use alone is no panacea for climate change. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas

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Vanderbilt meeting concludes time to begin developing climate change adaptation strategies for transportation sector

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A two-day leadership summit that brought together major stakeholders from the $1-trillion-plus freight transportation sector with climate change researchers emerged with a consensus position that despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies that will keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running in the face of the adverse impacts that seem increasingly likely to occur.