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Season 2 Ep 7

The Road Ahead

with Ty Burrell

Season 2 Ep 7

Safe Passage

with Bradley Whitford

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#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

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#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

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#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

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#ClimateFacts: Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

#ClimateFacts: Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

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#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

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17 States Sue Trump’s EPA

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to make cars less fuel efficient. But California and 16 other states are stepping up to stop him, by suing the EPA to keep clean fuel efficiency standards.

SOURCES:
[i] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[ii] NPR.org. States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/01/607447344/states-sue-the-epa-to-protect-obama-era-fuel-efficiency-standards
[iii] NBCNews.com. 17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/17-states-d-c-sue-trump-administration-maintain-vehicle-fuel-n870531
[iv] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[v] EPA.GOV. Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025. 2017 https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas#previoussteps
[vi] Ibid.

17 States Sue Trump’s EPA

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to make cars less fuel efficient. But California and 16 other states are stepping up to stop him, by suing the EPA to keep clean fuel efficiency standards.

SOURCES:
[i] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[ii] NPR.org. States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/01/607447344/states-sue-the-epa-to-protect-obama-era-fuel-efficiency-standards
[iii] NBCNews.com. 17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/17-states-d-c-sue-trump-administration-maintain-vehicle-fuel-n870531
[iv] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[v] EPA.GOV. Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025. 2017 https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas#previoussteps
[vi] Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

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Scott Pruitt’s Legacy

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress to defend himself amid mounting allegations of waste, cronyism, and corruption. But his political scandals might not be the worst legacy Mr. Pruitt leaves behind.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/climate/pruitt-hart-condo-epa-lobbying.html
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.a5a0fb8f8d0f
[iii] TheHill.com. Pruitt flew coach when taxpayers were not paying for his travel: report. Apr. 6th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382060-pruitt-flew-coach-when-taxpayers-were-not-paying-for-his-travel
[iv] TheHill.com. Internal email contradicts Pruitt’s story on raises: report. Apr. 9th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382331-internal-email-contradicts-pruitts-story-on-raises-report
[v] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/business/epa-officials-questioned-scott-pruitt.html
[vi] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-personally-oversaw-efforts-erase-climate-change-information-epa-798069
[vii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/04/pruitts-new-science-advisers-add-more-industry-experts-conservatives-to-the-mix/
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/14/trumps-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-calls-for-an-exit-to-the-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_term=.c0ab7e4c2357
[ix] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122017/clean-power-plan-trump-epa-repeal-replace-obama-climate-change-power-plant-emissions
[x] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370786-epa-loosens-rules-on-some-major-air-pollution-sources
[xi] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rules.html

Scott Pruitt’s Legacy

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress to defend himself amid mounting allegations of waste, cronyism, and corruption. But his political scandals might not be the worst legacy Mr. Pruitt leaves behind.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/climate/pruitt-hart-condo-epa-lobbying.html
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.a5a0fb8f8d0f
[iii] TheHill.com. Pruitt flew coach when taxpayers were not paying for his travel: report. Apr. 6th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382060-pruitt-flew-coach-when-taxpayers-were-not-paying-for-his-travel
[iv] TheHill.com. Internal email contradicts Pruitt’s story on raises: report. Apr. 9th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382331-internal-email-contradicts-pruitts-story-on-raises-report
[v] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/business/epa-officials-questioned-scott-pruitt.html
[vi] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-personally-oversaw-efforts-erase-climate-change-information-epa-798069
[vii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/04/pruitts-new-science-advisers-add-more-industry-experts-conservatives-to-the-mix/
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/14/trumps-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-calls-for-an-exit-to-the-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_term=.c0ab7e4c2357
[ix] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122017/clean-power-plan-trump-epa-repeal-replace-obama-climate-change-power-plant-emissions
[x] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370786-epa-loosens-rules-on-some-major-air-pollution-sources
[xi] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rules.html

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#ClimateFacts: Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Sources:
[i] Weather.Gov. Microbursts. https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_microbursts
[ii] Tucson.com. Sunday’s storm dropped like a bomb, blasts north-central Tucson. June. 27th. 2016. http://tucson.com/news/weather/sunday-s-storm-dropped-like-a-bomb-blasts-north-central/article_b2c29bf7-fe6f-5259-84a5-cf7266e0821c.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/
[v] Quartz.com. The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona. Jul. 20th. 2016. https://qz.com/736341/the-rare-weather-phenomenon-that-produced-a-giant-mushroom-cloud-in-arizona/
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/

#ClimateFacts: Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Sources:
[i] Weather.Gov. Microbursts. https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_microbursts
[ii] Tucson.com. Sunday’s storm dropped like a bomb, blasts north-central Tucson. June. 27th. 2016. http://tucson.com/news/weather/sunday-s-storm-dropped-like-a-bomb-blasts-north-central/article_b2c29bf7-fe6f-5259-84a5-cf7266e0821c.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/
[v] Quartz.com. The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona. Jul. 20th. 2016. https://qz.com/736341/the-rare-weather-phenomenon-that-produced-a-giant-mushroom-cloud-in-arizona/
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

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#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

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#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

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Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

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New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

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Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

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#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

Jack Black

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

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.

Jack Black

Gisele Bündchen

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

When we all unite our unique abilities in service of a common good, we can create a better world.

Gisele Bündchen