Temple Energy & Environment 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"


"One of the Highest Temperatures Ever Recorded

on the Planet" . . .

130 degrees Fahrenheit

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



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 unprecedented wildfire season in the US West.



"Greenland's ice sheet melted

  at the fastest rate ever recorded."


In Alaska

"The sea ice completely melted away"

"There was NO sea ice

within 150 miles from the shoreline.


(See details and links for all "Headlines" in "News & Links" page)


​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.


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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."


"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 dangerously rocketed up to a recorded measurement of

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:


"Climate change is here,

it's expensive, and it's deadly". 


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"