“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.”
“Global warming deserves more critical analysis and not sound bites.”
“We know from published accounts of the oil, coal and gas companies how much they sell, and if all their products are burned (a good assumption) there will be enough CO2 added to the atmosphere to double the amount we have already seen.”
“It is imperative that we seriously begin the transition to alternative, renewable energy sources.”
“The water-vapor effect is a positive feedback mechanism that is not under our control, which makes it that much more important to curb carbon emissions, which are.”
“We seem to be living in a society that wears scientific ignorance as a badge of honor. “
“Glaciers are receding absolutely everywhere; tundra is turning to muck; species, both flora and fauna, are heading toward the poles; and none of this is conjecture.”
“For many industries, promotion of public ignorance is far preferable to public scientific literacy when profits are on the line.”
“Actually, 97 percent of climate scientists are in consensus about the fact that human-generated CO2, methane and nitrous oxides are causing runaway climate change. Are these scientists naive?”
“Wake up, people. All of you who believe in CO2-caused ‘climate change’ are scientifically naïve and are being played for suckers by the controlling mafia that runs the world.”
“[Last] week, several folks from Asheville joined hundreds of others to go to Washington, D.C., and brave the sweltering heat — not for vacation, but to talk to our senators and representatives about a bipartisan solution to halt disastrous climate change. “
“A local chapter [of the Citizens Climate Lobby] has formed in Asheville and is preparing to participate in and support Congressional Climate Message Day on June 22.”
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Joyner previously worked for the WNC Alliance and is currently working as a climate campaign consultant for the national We Are Here Now organization. She gained national attention last year for being featured in the “Years of Living Dangerously” Showtime documentary series that explored the challenges of climate change.
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At a five-hour hearing conducted by the North Carolina Utilities Commission last night, every speaker except those representing the Council of Independent Business Owners and Biltmore Farms objected to rate hikes proposed by Progress Energy. The speakers’ reasons for opposition ranged from the impact of the rate increases on the working poor to projected environmental damage. Photo by Max Cooper