At its June 13 meeting, Asheville City Council adopted its 2017-18 fiscal year budget, which sets a property tax rate of 42.89 cents per $100 of taxable property value and includes funding for 15 new police officers to create a dedicated downtown police unit, as well as $630,000 for expanding the city’s transit system.
“So, on June 9, Adm. Titley will be discussing a somewhat different approach to understanding climate risks — i.e., from the national security perspective — and it’s an approach that offers common ground for all sides of the climate debates.”
Asheville residents turned out in scores to show solidarity with the National People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29. The procession marched through downtown, waving banners and signs, and chanting slogans urging government leaders to recognize climate change data. The marchers, which ranged in age from small children to older residents (and a couple dogs), […]
“Most of all, I want my children, your children and our grandchildren to grow up in a world with a stable climate.”
‘It makes no sense for all of us to pay with our health, and our futures, so that polluters have the right to pollute for free.”
“The irony is that a reductive materialist worldview is arguably what has caused humanity to view the Earth as our own personal grab bag and dumping ground in the first place.”
“The increased costs for carbon-intensive goods will motivate our transition away from fossil fuels, while the dividend will help offset the rising costs and allow us to funnel money back into our economy (food, retail, health care, etc.). “
Attendees from many faiths will gather at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center on Nov. 10-13 to consider the possible effects global climate change could have on humanity’s ability to maintain a peaceful world.
Some Asheville-area groups and companies are providing assistance after parts of Louisiana received over 21 inches of rain in two days earlier this month. From cash donations to volunteering on the ground, here are a few ways that Asheville residents can participate in relief efforts for flood victims. Flood relief benefit at the Double Crown Maddy […]
“To help the lobbying effort, Citizens’ Climate Lobby urges everyone who wants to support this sensible solution to make calls to their senator and representatives on Monday, June 20.”
Faith and science are not mutually exclusive, and this understanding can help address the climate challenges we face today, Katharine Hayhoe told hundreds who gathered at the First Baptist Church on Oak Street in downtown Asheville Tuesday, April 5, to hear the acclaimed climate scientist present a talk titled “Science, Faith and Our Changing Climate.” […]
“People will literally believe anything if it’s called ‘science’ and disguised as environmentalism.”
“Over 20 people demonstrated on Nov. 10 in front of the Exxon station on Merrimon Avenue to call attention to the recent revelations that Exxon knew in the ‘70s that fossil-fuel extraction would cause serious climate disruption and covered that information up.”
An upcoming conference gives Asheville a lead role in efforts to integrate the latest climate science into the hands-on practices of architects, builders and others. “Climate Resilient Design in the Southeast,” happening Friday, Nov. 6, at the U.S. Cellular Center, brings together an impressive array of acclaimed scientists and other professionals. They’ll discuss climate-resilient building […]
“I see masses of cultures, faiths and communities all around the world that are mobilizing to bring international peace, greater climate stability, and economic and racial equity.”
“Aid agencies can’t properly help people affected by climate change because, of the $1 billion spent globally every day on climate finance, only 6 percent of it goes to adaptation support.”
“Clean energy will create millions of U.S. jobs and increase our GDP by tens of billions annually with a plan that’s been successful for seven years in British Columbia”
“The lack of global warming for the past 18 years while CO2 rose 10 percent (likely due mainly to soaring hydrocarbon fuel use in China and other developing nations) suggests that there is something seriously wrong with the CO2-caused warming theory.”
What does a drought in California have to do with Western North Carolina? Local experts say that the situation holds lessons for food systems throughout the country, including how to become more resilient in the face of climate change.
“Clean energy, the solution to climate change, will give us lower energy bills, millions of jobs and lower taxes. Over 2,500 major economists agree, nine of them with Nobel Prizes.”
“By [letter writer Mike Ivey’s] logic, you could drink a glass of water spiked with cyanide: It can’t possibly harm you, since “there is not enough of cyanide compared to water.”