NAZCCA Climate Elders of Flagstaff Presentation

Northern AZ Climate Change Alliance (NAZCCA) will host a presentation with Climate Elders of Flagstaff who have lived here all their lives and have experienced how things have changed across longer time spans. Learn how climate change has affected the ranching community and the presence of springs in the forest, how it is changing river […]

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Encourage politicians to support bipartisan carbon bill

Contrary to its headline, “US lagging behind others in reforestation” was full of good news. Global reforestation is making a dent in the global carbon emissions that fuel climate change. Surprisingly, China leads the pack with 66 billion trees planted since 1970. Tiny Pakistan is planting a billion trees, Australia’s goal is 20 million and […]

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Climate change denial backed dirty industry

Another recent letter to the editor cast doubts on human-caused global climate change and what its future effects will likely be. Incredibly, there is still debate about something that has been scientifically accepted by U.S. federal agencies and most climate scientists on earth. It’s not about today’s local weather. It’s about historical evidence of global […]

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Environmental News and Action Alerts

by Christa Sadler, 2d Vice Chair of ADP Environmental Caucus Drought Contingency Plan Arizona finally got realistic and signed the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) on the very last day they could do so, January 31. Doing so avoided the need to have the feds step in and decide for us how our water issues would […]

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Tackling climate change now a bipartisan issue

Climate change is a defining feature of modern life, and the issue is now even spanning party lines. The past few months have seen key policy changes that begin to address the effects of climate change. After the release of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, it is clear that if […]

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Climate change plans crucial to the future

Thanks for covering breaking news on climate change, including two major scientific reports and the city’s new Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). From frightening to hopeful, each underscores the urgency to take swift, decisive action and some strategies that can get the job done. The 4th National Climate Assessment sets the U.S. price tag […]

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Congress must put a price on carbon

Unless we address the root causes of local plant and animal losses (“Ask a Ranger,” Aug.23), the trend will only accelerate. While some species may find ways to persevere, others like alligator juniper trees will apparently move up in elevation–or out. That carbon dioxide traps heat is now well understood. And as CO2 continues to […]

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Your View: Vote for scientific literacy

Mr. Patel, a local hotel owner, recently voiced his concern in the Daily Sun that the lack of snow is hurting his business and that the increased likelihood of forest fires in the summer will also be bad for business. Global warming, in other words, is not good for the local economy. Bob Thorpe, our […]

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Demand Action on Clean Power – from ADP

The facts speak for themselves:  Arizona would be one of the hardest hit states by the effects of climate change.  But if we invest in clean power, we could be one of the states to most benefit from solar and other renewables.  That’s why we need you to add your name right now as a supporter of the Clean Power Plan […]

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