Daily Archives: January 14, 2014

Minding Nemo: Dr. Jeff Masters on Snowstorms and Climate Change

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Published on Feb 13, 2013

I spent tuesday in Ann Arbor, at the regional Town Hall meeting to review the latest US Global Change Research program report on climate change impacts. More on that in later posts.
http://ncadac.globalchange.gov

As I keep dropping in on meetings like this, I learn more and more that Woody Allen was right. 90 percent of life is showing up.
I bumped into Dr. Jeff Masters — which seemed right on script, because I needed a meteorological ninja to beat down the predictable flurry of climate deniers pumping the “it’s snowing outside, there can’t be climate change” meme. Short, sweet, and to the point.
http://www.wunderground.com

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A Wake Up Call on Global Warming

Bernie Sanders

Published on Jan 14, 2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders joins members of a new congressional task force to discuss climate change.

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Senator Markey Discusses Climate Change


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Published on Jan 14, 2014

Senator Markey and members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force discuss plans to combat climate change.

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Eco Student Summit: Steve Hallett is a god | Indiana Living Green

http://www.indianalivinggreen.com/eco-student-summit-steve-hallett-is-a-god/

By Jim Poyser on April 1, 2013 in Doom & Bloom

Hallett, a fan of Kurt Vonnegut, allowed me to take this photo outside the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library on Saturday. Now I bet he wishes he didn’t.

My headline is intentionally provocative, and designed to make Steve Hallett mad. I know it will, too, because every time I tried to tell him how amazing and wonderful and entertaining and disturbing his keynote speech was, he brushed me aside with self-deprecation.

Steve Hallet is one funny guy.

A botanist from Purdue, Hallet wrote a book called Life Without Oil that riveted my attention, and helped get him invited to the inaugural Eco Student Summit 2013 this past Saturday at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI.

After a great day of panels and workshops and presentations, Hallett took the stage. I’d estimate that a full third of the 150 people who’d attended were departed, and boy did they miss it.

Hallett, whose new book, The Efficiency Trap, is about to be released, regaled and challenged the audience by explaining how an increase in energy efficiency never leads to a healthier planet — it just leads to more consumption and thus energy consumption and waste.

…(read more).

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CLIMATE JUSTICE RESOURCES

http://www.climateaccess.org/resource/collection/climate-justice-resources

Climate-Justice-Resources

A collection of guides and reports on taking action to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income communities and communities of color.

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Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living


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Published on Jan 14, 2014

Jeff Deyette, co-author of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living , the recent book from Union of Concerned Scientists, describes how individuals can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints by at least 20 percent -and achieve a healthier lifestyle in the process. It is encouraging to know that commitments by individuals and communities can make a significant contribution toward reducing global warming. Mr. Deyette also gives an update on the unmistakable human factor in climate change and an overview of the progress of alternative energy innovations.

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Long-Term Health Threats of BPA and Other Endocrine Disruptors


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Published on Jan 14, 2014

BPA and other endocrine disruptors are used in plastics, can linings, and other products. These chemicals, which are now widespread in the environment, are implicated in cancer, reproduction problems, childhood obesity, and autism. Drs. Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein are leading researchers in this field. They explain how endocrine disruptors affect living organisms over multiple generations and why the impact is so broad. And they discuss the urgent need to control the use of such chemicals.

Ana Soto, M.D. Professor of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, School of Medicine, Tufts University
Carlos Sonnenschein, M.D. Professor of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, School of Medicine, Tufts University

See:

http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/medical-research/long-term-health-threats-of-bpa-and-other-endocrine-disruptors/http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/authors/soto-sonnenschein/
http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/speakers-guests/meet-ana-soto-m-d-/

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