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Temple Energy & Environment Committee

                       Headlines and Clips

                    See the "News & Links" page for details and links for the headlines & clips below

                       Temple's 100% Renewable Energy Task Force

           is planning to request the reservation of a plot of available town-

              owned land beyond the Rte. 45 ballfield and school parking lot for  

              a potential site for a 25 kW solar array to provide the electricity 

              for all town municipal buildings.


                                       (See the Renewables Task Force page for more info)



                                     "China and the United States Agree

                         that stronger pledges to fight climate change

             should be introduced before a new round of international talks

                                            at the end of the year". 




                                        Newly Appointed Chairman of FERC

                           (The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) 

                                    "May Drive 100% Clean Energy Plan"  

                                     January, 2021                



                                                 The US Rejoins the Paris Accord

                          "The Single Most Significant Step by 197 World Leaders 

                                 to Tamp Down Escalating Climate Change"



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

                     A book on ways to help our environment, created by the 2017 class 

                                  of 4th graders at the Temple Elementary School.


                                                      ,,,    (See the Kids Corner page)


                                 Climate Change News


           The Highest Monthly Average of CO2 in the Atmosphere in                                                                        4 Million Years . . . 

                                             419 parts per million

                      was reported by NOAA for the month of May 2021.

                  Measured at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's    

                                                    Mona Loa Observatory in Hawaii  

                                 Recorded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography




                "Two-Thirds of the Birds in North America are at Increasing

                          Risk of Extinction Due to Rising Temperatures"


                                   "389 Bird Species Are on the Brink of Extinction" 

                                     Reported by the Audubon Society in 2021



"The Planet is Relentlessly Heating

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


NOAA Reports 

   "2020 Tied 2016 for the Hottest Years On Record, 

  Even Without the Warming of an El Nino"


      "One of The Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded on the Planet "-

   130 degrees Fahrenheit,

    was recorded at Death Valley, CA  on August 16, 2020

 and AGAIN on 7/9/21


"The Highest Temperature Ever Recorded


100.4 degrees Fahrenheit,

occurred in Siberia on June 20, 2020"



"California's Record Heat 

  exacerbated the region's most severe drought 

in the last 1,200 years",

fueling the "most devastating, unprecedented wildfire season in CA history"

Reported by the CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection


In 2019, "Greenland's Ice Sheet Melted

  at the fastest rate ever recorded."

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In Alaska, during the summer of 2019,

"The sea ice completely melted away."

"There was NO sea ice

within 150 miles from the shoreline.



"Alaskan Glaciers Melting 100 Times Faster

Than Previously Thought."

"From the Polar Caps

 to the glaciers of Europe, Asia and South America,

 global warming is melting the planet’s ice faster than ever, 

and speeding the inundation of the world’s coastlines".


​Support for Renewable Energy Grows

As Battery Storage Gets a Boost

 The utility Southern California Edison to build seven lithium-ion battery

 storage projects that add up to enough to power a small city.


C:\Users\Owner\Documents\100% Renewable Energy slides.pptm


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."


"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, leading to extinctions

July 2019 MIT Study