TEEC

Temple Eco Energy Committee

                                             Headlines and Clips


"The Planet is Relentlessly Heating

with 19 of the last 20 years the warmest on record."


NOAA predicts

"2020 Is On Track To Be the Hottest Year On Record"

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"One of the highest temperatures ever recorded

 on the planet" . . .

130 degrees Fahrenheit

    occurred on 8/16/20 in Death Valley, CA 

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And

The highest temperature ever recorded 

above the Arctic Circle

occurred in Siberia on June 20, 2020 --

      100.4 degrees Fahrenheit!

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Meanwhile    

  California's record heat "exacerbated the region's 

      most severe drought in the last 1,200 years",

 fueling the unprecidented wildfire season in the US West.

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And 

 "Greenland's ice sheet melted 

   at the fastest rate ever recorded."


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 In Alaska

"The sea ice completely melted away"

 "There was NO sea ice

 within 150 miles from the shoreline.

None."


(Details in "News & Links")

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Support for Renewable Energy Grows

Battery Storage Gets a Boost

The utility Southern California Edison to build seven lithium-ion battery storage projects that add up to an eye-popping 770 megawatts,

 enough to power a small city. 

(Details in "News and Links")

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Temple's 100% Renewable Energy Task Force 

is evaluating options for converting our municipal sector's energy usage to

100% Renewable Energy by 2030

 and considering the establishment of a Community Power Plan to gain greater local control and cost savings for the electricity needs of our entire community.


(More information on "Renewables Task Force" page )

Students March for Climate Protection 

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, student activist -

students around the world are

taking a stand for climate action.

(Video of worldwide marches at "News and Links")



Climate Changes Already Impacting our Environment   

   

"Our atmosphere is getting hotter, more turbulent, and more unpredictable."

  https//climate.nasa.gov//effects/ 



"The Arctic has Entered an Unprecedented State that Threatens

the Entire Planet"

 Report from a 50 year long study- 4/9/19

The Oceans' Absorption Rate of CO2

is at a Precipice -

 a rate"faster than the worst case in the

geologic record" . . .

causing ocean acidification which leads to extinctions

July, 2019 MIT Study

        See News and Links         

CO2 in the Atmosphere

has breached the safe limit for life as we know it --

350 parts per million.

It has rocketed up to 

415 ppm....

"a level not found in 3 million years."

Details - see "News & Links"

The "Military Could Collapse Within 20 

Years Due to Climate Change "

From a 2019 report commissioned by

the Pentagon

US National Climate Assessment:

11/24/18

"Climate change is here,

it's expensive, and it's deadly". 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/23/health/climate-change-report-bn/index.httml 

Producing "Dire Effects on Northeast 

 Fishing and Infrastructure"

NH Senators Shaheen and Hassan respond to the climate assessment and list of NH's specific impacts.

See "News & Links" or the link below.

"Urgent and Unprecedented Changes

are Needed."

"We Only Have 10 More Years to Significantly 

Mitigate Catastrophic Climate Change"

12 Yr. Warning from UN (IPCC) - 2018

"Methane Drives Sea Level Rise for Centuries"

Washington Post, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/201/

7/01/09/methane-may-not-last-long-in-the-atmosphere-but-it-drives-rising-seas-for-hundreds-of-years/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3dd34950d544 

"Climate Disruptions are Public Health Threats"

Physicians for Social Responsibility - See News and Links-

"The Public Engagement at FERC Act"

A US Congressional bill initiated by NH's Senator Shaheen and Congresswoman Kuster

to bring the voice of the public

into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

proceedings 

More at "News and Links"

"Let's Make the World a Better Place!"

A book created by the 2017 class of 4th graders at the Temple Elementary School.

(See the Kids Corner page)

"WHEN RISING SEAS HIT HOME"

- a downloadable book

http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/when-rising-seas-hit-home-chronic-inundation-from-sea-level-rise

 And "NH Faces Chronic Inundation"

http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2017/07/when-rising-seas-hit-home-newhampshire-fact-sheet.pdf

From Union of Concerned Scientists

The Paris Accord

The Single Most Significant Step

by World Leaders to Tamp Down Escalating

Climate Change 

The Climate Could Hit a State Unseen in

50 Million Years!

(See "News and links")

 MAP SHOWING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH IN US

https://www.yahoo.com/news/map-shows-climate-change-affect- 154000068.html 

THE PRICE OF SOLAR ENERGY

WILL LIKELY BE THE LOWEST-COST OPTION FOR ELECTRICITY ACROSS THE GLOBE WITHIN THE NEXT DECADE!

 Job Growth and the US Economy Boosted by Green Energy Industries and Practices

  Jobs in Solar Industry Outnumber Jobs in Coal and Oil Industries Combined!

Climate Change Poses an Immediate Threat to National Security....

....with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages."

  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed these warnings in 2014. 

 Link to Military Powerpoint in "News and Links"  

"The people cannot be safe without information.”

- Thomas Jefferson