North Atlantic ocean currents 15-20 weaker since 1850
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North Atlantic ocean currents 15-20 weaker since 1850

Thought this article fit well behind the 6 AM article. These are broad shifts that are occuring in the surface movements of our plants. Our surface is a living one. These moving waters and winds directly impact humanity. The big thing to consider - our broad human society with its highly developed global markets and intercontinental trade depends on relative consistency. Sun rising and setting won't charge - but whether crops are available will affect railroads built, and factories invested in and boat contracted. Without predictability human investment slows. Human productivity drops. Complexity begins to grow. This could help us,…
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New statewide energy coalition Mass Power Forward encourages residents, politicians to fight for clean energy
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New statewide energy coalition Mass Power Forward encourages residents, politicians to fight for clean energy

A new energy coalition has formed in Massachusetts and is calling for a stronger commitment to powering the commonwealth with clean, renewable energy sources. Members of the new coalition Mass Power Forward held press conferences in Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, Peabody, Pittsfield and Weymouth at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Several Western Massachusetts elected officials and community activists held a press conference outside of Holyoke City Hall. The organization is a partnership of more than 80 groups from across the state. They have broad goals including reducing a dependence on energy sources such as coal, oil, gas and nuclear and increasing the…
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Beaumont Solar CEO Phil Cavallo’s speech from Environment Massachusetts’ event in New Bedford, MA
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Beaumont Solar CEO Phil Cavallo’s speech from Environment Massachusetts’ event in New Bedford, MA

On September 3, 2015, Environment Massachusetts hosted an even at the New Bedford High School, highlighting the communities actions in general, and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and Beaumont Solar Co. CEO Phil Cavallo in particular. The following were Mr. Cavallo's remarks at the event: Remarks: Sharon, thank you for that introduction and for all you do in your job to promote Environment Massachusetts. Mayor Mitchell I am thrilled to be here today. I, on behalf of all of our employees at Beaumont Solar, thank you for your leadership in driving the City of New Bedford to be one of the…
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20% by 2025, 50% Community Solar, No Net Metering Caps, 15-26 Initiative Petition
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20% by 2025, 50% Community Solar, No Net Metering Caps, 15-26 Initiative Petition

Wednesday at 11:00 AM, Maura Healy, the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts certified MA 15-26 INITIATIVE PETITION that it is in proper form for submission to the people.  The Certification plus a fair and concise SUMMARY of 15-26 INITIATIVE PETITION drafted by the Attorney Generals Office and the INITIATIVE PETITION FOR A LAW RELATIVE TO SOLAR AND RENEWABLE ENERGY are linked to here. Now the real work begins.  To be taken seriously by the legislature we need 100,000 signatures to net out 65,000 certified signatures by the registrar of each municipality by the third week in November.  The…
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Support for Solar Power crosses political party lines
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Support for Solar Power crosses political party lines

Remember, while only five of the 54 Republicans in the Senate voted in agreement with the statement that "climate change is real, caused by human activity, and that Congress should do something about it", among their constituents, the numbers are much different, where 63 percent of Republicans think the federal government should “limit the release of greenhouse gases from existing sources in an effort to reduce global warming.” http://morningconsult.com/2015/08/republican-voters-generally-support-clean-power-plan-fundamentals
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Thoughts on climate change
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Thoughts on climate change

Even though only 63% of Americans believe that the planet is warming, and even fewer Americans (41%) believe that there is a consensus among scientists that climate change is happening, 77% support funding of research into renewable energy. Thankfully we can all agree on something! http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2015/04/what-americans-think-about-climate-change-in-seven-maps.html
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