Climate Change

October 2, 2014

American Climate Values 2014: Insights by Race and Ethnicity

ecoAmerica has released a new report on African, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino American attitudes, values, and motivations on climate change, and will host a webinar on this research on Oct 2nd, 1-2pm ET. All journalists are invited to register.

"Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic"

"Ellesmere Island, Nunavut — It’s August, and there’s snow on the ground. The six-week summer has already passed; our 24-hour daylight will drop to 16 in just a month’s time. Small, brittle leaves crunch underfoot as I walk across tundra that’s already beginning to freeze for the long winter ahead. The top of the world is a cold place. I’ve been at a field camp here in the Canadian high Arctic gathering climate change data from one of the most remote and isolated regions of the planet. It is barren, wild and beautiful. Yet this place is not beyond the reach of our carbon emissions."

Source: NY Times, 09/24/2014

"U.S. Joins Other Nations in Deforestation Accord At UN Summit"

"Moving to halt a powerful contributor to climate change, the United States has joined more than 110 corporations, civil society groups and governments to launch a global initiative to reduce deforestation sharply over the next 15 years, with the goal of eliminating the practice by 2030."

Source: LA Times, 09/24/2014

Google, GE, Others Fund Climate-Change Deniers in Congress: Report

"According to oft-cited statistics, climate scientists are 95%-99% certain of climate change – about as certain as they are of the link between smoking and lung cancer. Nonetheless, an estimated 58% of US Republican congressmen claim to be unconvinced of it. This group, the so-called ' climate denier caucus,' is a big part of the reason that meaningful climate activist legislation keeps getting shot down. And according to a recent report, some of America’s most popular companies are helping to fund the effort."

Source: Guardian, 09/24/2014

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