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January 12, 2018

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Road to Elephant Extinction

Fiesta Warinwa from the African Wildlife Foundation explains to Aasif Mandvi how climate change is killing off some of Africa’s great animals, like elephants.

Road to Elephant Extinction

Fiesta Warinwa from the African Wildlife Foundation explains to Aasif Mandvi how climate change is killing off some of Africa’s great animals, like elephants.

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#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

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#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

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#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

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#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

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#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

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Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

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Why I'm involved

There is so much misinformation about what is creating the fires, the droughts, the extreme storms. I really wanted to be part of getting the correct information to people.

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Caring about animals and their survival ensures our survival, if we want to not go extinct ourselves.

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I spoke to scientists, I spoke to politicians, I spoke to children, and I spoke to a psychiatrist. I’ve really run the gamut of all things climate change on this incredible personal journey of mine.

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