Can a new kind of global map help address climate issues?
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A detailed, almost ‘3D’ map of the earth’s terrain created by satellites using special technology might help address climate issues. We talk to the leader of a startup that hopes to provide new data for these important questions. The reading list: NUVIEW's website Time Magazine recognizes NUVIEW Forbes on NUVIEW Carbon offsets Find the current global CO2 ppm here How many days ‘til 2030? Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for a building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to ..read more
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How to stop private jet expansion at Hanscom (or anywhere)
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The expansion of private jet capabilities at Hanscom is being opposed by a grassroots coalition of activist groups. Listen to one of those activists describe the issues and what is being done. Political pressure on the Governor is needed. You can sign a petition to Governor Healy at a link below. The reading list: Report "Hanscom High Flyers" on who flies where The Coalition to stop private jet expansion at Hanscom or anywhere Sign the petition here! Commonwealth Magazine on Statehouse protests BBC: a few frequent fliers dominate air travel Aviation emissions we not included in the Paris Acc ..read more
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Should Hanscom accept more private jet traffic? A new report explains who is flying where.
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In the first of two episodes, we hear about private jet traffic at Hanscom Field. Spoiler alert: it is mostly rich people taking relatively short (and consequently very carbon polluting) flights to vacation getaways. Should your state government (n the form of MassPort) permit the expansion of these polluting luxury trips? You will have a better answer after listening. The reading list: Report: "Hanscom High Flyers" on who flies where The Coalition to stop private jet expansion at Hanscom or anywhere Commonwealth Magazine on Statehouse protests BBC: a few frequent fliers dominate air travel ..read more
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Challenges and Conundrums in making sense of climate
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“Stopping climate change is easy,” said nobody ever. From nuisance lawsuits designed to stall wind turbines, to misalignments in state laws, to very real and impactful choices in Somerset we grapple with current issues in addressing global warming here in Massachusetts. The reading list: Unfounded lawsuits against Vineyard Wind get tossed Well intentioned MA rules could delay the purchase of electric school buses Somerset comes face to face with a difficult choice Commonwealth Mag reports 'tensions boil" in Somerset Commonwealth Magazine says Healy Admin backs Somerset plant Rules slow energ ..read more
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SCOTUS takes aim at EPA as well as most of the rest of your government
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The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that could upend how government functions, and make it more difficult to address climate issues. We discuss that plus the proposed pipeline expansion in New England, as well as a cool new electric bike. The reading list: NRDC: What happens if the court ends the "Chevron Deference" doctrine. ProPublica: Is Clarence Thomas in the bag? Good podcast series on how to fix SCOTUS Globe on protests over Hanscom Expansion WBUR on the proposed pipeline expansion WBUR's Wasser on a podcast explaining FERC's role in the pipeline expansion process Franklin Mat ..read more
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An update on windpower from TUE Chair Jeff Roy
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We talk to State Representative Jeffrey Roy about Massachusetts’ efforts to implement wind power. Jeff provides insights from his trip to Ireland his visit to the offshore wind turbine construction underway his efforts with legislation underway Along the way we find out about the Northern Ireland Parliament not having met in 3 years and the origin of Robert's Rules of Order in New Bedford. The reading list: Drone footage of turbine leaving New Bedford harbor https://youtu.be/4locoph2dMg CommonWealth Magazine article on wind power quoting Jeff https://commonwealthmagazine.org/energy/governor ..read more
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Voices from the March to End Fossil Fuels
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The March to End Fossil Fuels occurred on September 17, 2023. We talk to the marchers and hear what it all sounded like. The reading list: Primary March website "End Fossil Fuels" The Climate Minute on preparations for the march 350MA March site Mass Teachers Association Climate page RI Climate Action Food and Water Watch Sustainability at UMASS Dartmouth Wikipedia on Warming Stripes Brandeis' warming stripes banner Time Magazine on the protest Find the current global CO2 ppm here How many days ‘til 2030? Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because ..read more
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From Leominster to your town
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The weather has been wild this summer,and the town of Leominster was struck with a massive rainfall and subsequent flooding this week. A warm-water-fueled Hurricane Lee is approaching New England. You may be wondering about how well your town is prepared for abnormal weather in a warming world. We talk to the head of emergency planning for a typical Massachusetts town. Listen in to find out what you may need to know. The reading list: NYT on Leominster flooding NBC Boston on flooding Photos from MASSLIVE The Weather Channel on Leominster Resources available on Town page https://www.franklinm ..read more
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Strange weather, green amendments, and carbon offsets
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Strange weather continues to drive our conversations this summer, but an encouraging court ruling and a dismaying move in Africa are also worth talking about. The reading list: Tornados near franklin https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/flooding-downed-trees-power-outages-impacts-from-friday-mornings-severe-weather/3116175/ Tornado safety tips shared https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/08/franklin-fire-shares-tornado-safety-tips.html Hurricane near LA https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66559623 Warmer water off mexico,Heat dome in midwest alters wind direction on CA coast https://www.l ..read more
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Why you should go to NYC
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The March to End Fossil Fuels will happen in NYC on September 17, days before the UN Climate Summit begins. You can catch a chartered bus to attend! Marchers want Joe Biden to stop permitting pipelines, stop drilling on Federal land, declare a climate emergency and provide a Just Transition. Go to EndFossilFuels.us or 350MASS to learn more, but first listen in to hear what it is all about. The reading list: The UN Secretary General wants a 'no nonsense' climate summit Good information about the march here at the ENDFOSSILFUELS.US link Find out about buses from up and down the East Coast here ..read more
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