A coalition of Pioneer Valley organizations will gather next week to discuss a natural gas pipeline expansion proposed by Columbia Gas through parts of Hampden and Hampshire counties.The forum will focus on the Columbia Reliability Project, a...
Before the 2008 crash, investors and the government failed to address growing risks in our financial system. We’re making the same mistake with climate change today – we know it’s coming, but we’re not doing enough to stop it. I'm introducing major legislation to help fix that. My new Climate Risk Disclosure Act would force public companies to disclose critical information about how climate change could affect the value of their assets so that investors can make smart decisions with their money.
If climate change continues at this rate, sea levels will rise – putting companies with physical assets near shorelines at risk. More frequent superstorms will interfere with shipping. Longer droughts will result in higher food costs. That can all affect a company’s bottom line. On the other hand, if the global community follows through on commitments to limit global warming and move away from the use of fossil fuels, oil and gas companies could be worth a lot less.
Markets need to take the many complex risks posed by climate change into account. This isn’t a radical new idea – Al Gore proposed something similar years ago. It’s a concrete step we can take today. The Climate Risk Disclosure Act will help investors determine climate-related risks, encourage markets to transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources, & reduce the risks of an environmental and financial catastrophe – all without spending a dime of taxpayer money.
Thurs 9/20, 7:00-9:00 pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 26th floor
Emergent Strategy video and discussion
We will watch a short video of a keynote address by adrienne maree brown. How does the natural world teach us about transformative justice, through ideas of adaptation, decentralization, resilience, iteration, fractal selves, and creating more possibilities? brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. Includes facilitated discussion with Brennan Tierney. Brennan graduated from UMass Amherst in 2018 with a degree in Legal Studies and Anthropology and continues to work with the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation (UACT).
"Surging floodwaters from Florence, now a tropical depression, have swept away part of a retaining wall holding back a pond of coal ash – which contains mercury, arsenic and other toxic substances – and have also overrun several lagoons of pig waste in North Carolina. The mishaps amplified concerns about an array of danger zones including Superfund sites, chemical plants and the region’s industrial hog farms....."
#WaterIsLife #ProsecutePolluters #DefendTheCommons #BanFactoryFarms
Fall 2018 schedule! June 21, 2018mcharney Leave a Comment Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Change Crisis Fall 2018 schedule Thursday 9/20, 4:00-5:30 pmGreen Building Tour (meet in lobby of Du Bois) Get the inside stories of Crotty Hall, the new Design Building, renovated Old Chap...
A day after natural gas explosions destroyed dozens of homes in the eastern part of the state, a western Massachusetts legislator is calling for an investigation into Columbia Gas operations, including creation of a plan to fix hundreds of gas leaks...
Official website of Senator Ed Markey. A consumer champion, national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy, and a deep commitment to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts and our country. Senator Markey stands up for the priorities and values of Massac...
Last night, the Merrimack Valley faced an unprecedented tragedy - a series of “Armageddon-like” gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured ten others, and ignited fires in about 40 homes displacing many many more.
While this explosion is tragic, it was not unforeseeable. Climate advocates have been warning about the dangers of natural gas for years.
We cannot continue to put the lives of our youth, our families, and our communities at risk, in the name of utility profits and complacent government officials.
Sign this petition to call on Governor Baker to put an immediate moratorium on any new gas infrastructure: https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/halt_gas
How much exactly do you think it's changing?
Have you looked this century?
No year in the 21st century has been as warm as 1998.
No July has been as warm as 1936.
There has actually been no waring so far this century.
How can you spend all that money and not even check?
Don't tell me "experts disagree" bring them and theur data here.
This is what the NOAA says:
This is what NASA says:
February 23, 2015 - "The past year was the warmest year on record, though their analysis has 2014 in a virtual tie with 2005 and 2010. "
When several years all tie for the warmest year it means temperature isn't increasing. Or to put it another way, no year even reached 1998's temprature, let alone exceeded it.
Now, if you think they're lying, let's look at that, they're covered by the US Federal Data Quality Act and if you can prove they're lying, somebody goes to prison.
So, who is lying here?
"When one guy ways it's raining and one guy says it's dry it's not your job to report both sides, it's your job to see if it's raining" - Columbia School of Journalism.
A POLITICAL LIGHTNING BOLT hit the Massachusetts State House on September 4. Jeffrey Sanchez, the longtime incumbent and chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, was defeated by Nika Elugardo, a first-time candidate, community leader, and former staffer to Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz. Sanchez outspent E...
How about other pollutants?
The ones that harm himan health?
Ever know anyubody with asthma that had a hard day becauee c02 was one pert per million highere that year?
The 140 million people that died of air pollution related illness in the last twenty years did not have a problem with the Co2, it's the chemicals clinare eppe ban instead of co2 that does this.
7 million a year. in ten years that's 70 million, in 20 it's been 140.
Just in 20 yesrs 140 million die and you can the wrong gas?
Join us on a climate action outing this Saturday!
We have organized a bus- leaving from Northampton, stopping in Springfield. Destination: the RISE For Climate Jobs & Justice in Worcester.
Go to www.risenorthampton.org to get your ticket (while they last) on our Climate Action Bus. Sliding scale donations appreciated but not necessary
11:05 - Roundhouse Lot Northampton
11:45 Northgate Dental
WORCESTER Rally/Protest 1-3
Return to Springfield by 4:30; Northampton by 5 pm.
All are welcome.
The Worcester event is part of a global day of action taking place all over the world.