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Where Clinton And Trump Stand On The Environment — In One Simple Graphic

Dry River BedOn January 15, 2015, Joel Achenbach posted an article with the above title on the Washington Post‘s website.

This article reports on an article published in Science by “18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.” In the article, the authors contend “we have already crossed four ‘planetary boundaries.’ They are:

  • the extinction rate
  • deforestation
  • the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and
  • the flow of nitrogen and phosphorous (used on land as fertilizer) into the ocean.”

The article goes on  to state, “No one knows what will happen to civilization if planetary conditions continue to change. But the authors of the Science paper write that the planet ‘is likely to be much less hospitable to the development of human societies.'”

You can read the full post here.

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Weird Weather: Minnesota’s new normal?

Paul DouglasMeteorologist Paul Douglas is coming to Eden Prairie on Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 PM. Here’s the specifics:

Our climate is changing at an alarming rate. From giant hailstorms to polar vortices, Minnesotans are already experiencing extreme weather. Are weird weather events becoming Minnesota’s new normal?

On Tuesday, February 18, join Environment Minnesota, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Cool Planet to hear from nationally recognized meteorologist and entrepreneur Paul Douglas for “Weird Weather: Minnesota’s new normal? Our Changing Climate and What We Can Do About It.”

The Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants are a critical first step, but we need to make sure that the EPA finalizes the strongest possible standards.

What: Meteorologist Paul Douglas presenting “Weird Weather: Minnesota’s New Normal? Our Changing Climate and What We Can Do About It”

When: Tuesday, February 18, 7-8:30 pm. Doors open at 6pm with informational exhibits from local organizations!

Where: Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346. Park in lot on north side of the school. Enter through Door #1

You can reserve your spot by visiting this website.

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