TEEC

Temple Eco Energy Committee

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Temple's Renewable Energy Task Force is evaluating options for converting our municipal sector's energy usage to

100% Renewable Energy by 2030.

(Details 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"

2019 Has Been the Hottest Year

and Summer on Record..... 

"Alaska had NO ice out to

150 miles

from the shoreline. None!"

https://mashable.com/article/alaska-sea-ice-melt-2019

See "News and Links"

"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"....

impacting mass extinctions

July, 2019 MIT Study

See News and Links         

CO2 in the Atmosphere

has breached the safe limit of

350 parts per million.

It has climbed 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 

With - "Dire Effects on Northeast 

 Fishing and Infrastructure"

www.wbur.org/news/2018/11/24/national-climate-assessment-northeast  

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