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TEEC

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 work with a charrette to plan a proposal for an affordable housing

   project combined with a solar array sized to serve the electricity needs of the homes 

   and Temple's municipal buildings, located on town owned land by the Rte. 45 ballfield.                              

                                       (See the Renewables Task Force page for more info)

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                                 "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". 

                                                        4/18/21

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                                        Newly Appointed Chairman of FERC

                           (The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) 

                                    "May Drive 100% Clean Energy Plan"  

                                     January, 2021  www.eenews.net                

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                                                 The US Rejoins the Paris Accord

                          "The Single Most Significant Step by 197 World Leaders 

                                 to Tamp Down Escalating Climate Change"

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                                  "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)

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                                 Climate Change News

         

                   "Our atmosphere is getting hotter, more turbulent,

                                           and more unpredictable.”

                                                        https//climate.nasa.gov//effects/  

 

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               "Climate Change is Widespread, Rapid and Intensifying"

                  

                 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) latest report, Aug. 2021

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                                      "To preserve a livable climate,

               greenhouse-gas emissions must be reduced to net 0 by 2050."

                                                      https://www.un.org/climate-change


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                     In 2021 - NOAA Has Reported That the Amount of CO2 

                 In the atmosphere has risen to the extremely dangerous level of                                                                      419 parts per million                                                 

                                              during the month of May --

                               a level that last occurred 4 MILLION years ago . . .

                     in the Pliocene Epoch when the oceans were 78 ft. higher!                

                                    

                                   Recorded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

                        Measured at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's    

                                                        Mona Loa Observatory in Hawaii 

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                           "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" 

         And 34 species of birds in Hillsborough County, NH are vulnerable to habitat loss.  

                                              Reported by the Audubon Society in 2021


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"The Planet is Relentlessly Heating

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

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NOAA Reports 

   "2020 Tied 2016 for the Hottest Years On Record, 

  Even Without the Warming of an El Nino"

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      "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


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"The Highest Temperature Ever Recorded

Above the ARCTIC CIRCLE,

100.4 degrees Fahrenheit,

occurred in Siberia on June 20, 2020"


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Meanwhile 

"California's Record Heat 

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

Reported by the CA Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection in 2020

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In 2019, "Greenland's Ice Sheet Melted

  at the fastest rate ever recorded." . . . until 2020 & 2021

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/01/25/ice-melt-quickens-greenland-glaciers/


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In 2019, Alaska's hottest summer ever before 2020,

"The sea ice completely melted away."

"There was NO sea ice

within 150 miles from the shoreline.

None."

                                     Reported by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy                                                                        

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"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".

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/07/alaskan-glaciers-melting-faster-than-previously-thought/


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In 2021

   Extreme & Deadly June Heat Waves & Drought

Led to the Earliest Catastrophic Wildfire Season Ever in Western US & Canada.

 And from Siberia to Turkey, Italy, Spain, Greece, Lebanon & the Balkans

 record-breaking heat waves ignited out of control wildfires.


 Germany, Austria, Netherlands, India & China

 dealt with unprecedented torrential rains, floods & deadly mudslide disasters. 

In Zhengzhou China, 8 inches of rain fell in ONE HOUR 

with a total of 25 inches within 24 hours!



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​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.

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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/