Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists warned that we have only a dozen years in which to prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5C, in order to reduce the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The Global Warming Solutions Act passed by… Read More »Sharon’s master plan must deal with climate change
The recent IPCC report and the U.S. government report on climate change are clarion calls for action to avert the worst consequences of global warming. Here are three things you can do to greatly reduce your own carbon footprint: 1. Get clean, renewable electricity from the sun. Install solar panels on your roof and/or… Read More »Let’s get to work on climate change!
Green Municipal Energy Aggregation in Sharon Soon Sharon residents who are customers of Eversource or National Grid will be able to use clean energy without the high prices many associate with going “green.” The newly formed Energy Advisory Committee set up by the Town Board is currently interviewing energy brokers… Read More »Two ways to save money and reduce your carbon footprint
This is remarkable! Here’s a link to a video about the lawsuit filed by 21 young people to force the government to create a plan to deal with climate change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=6bBFeHwYmVc The trial is scheduled to begin on October 29th, but the government is trying to stop it. See: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571d109b04426270152febe0/t/5bc8d09fb208fcc2d9b64622/1539887264626/2018.10.18+Press+Release+DOJ+Petition+and+Application+w%2F+SCOTUS.pdf?utm_source=Our+Children’s+Trust+Newsletter&utm_campaign=afd8dbed61-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_20_11_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4094e87487-afd8dbed61-116138365… Read More »Youngsters Sue U.S. Government over Climate Change
“Late last week, the Baker administration quietly released updates to the state’s carbon emissions data. The reason for the strange timing, on a Thursday evening in late August as people rushed to weekend vacations, is clear: the numbers aren’t positive. The data showed an increase in Massachusetts’ emissions between 2013… Read More »MA Not On Track to Meet Emissions Target
Are you concerned about how climate change could affect your children’s future? Do you want Massachusetts to be a leader in the transition to a clean-energy economy? The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change recently filed an energy omnibus bill entitled, An Act to Promote a Clean Energy… Read More »The Energy Omnibus Bill: An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future (S.2302)
The business model of fossil fuel companies relies on tens of billions of dollars in government subsidies and the ability to use the atmosphere as a free dumping ground for their greenhouse gases. Fossil fuels could not compete with wind and solar if fossil fuel companies were required to remove… Read More »Political Change vs. Climate Change