Take action to bring end to climate change

first_imgClimate change/global warming is the most important issue we face today. If we don’t do something to mitigate it, all our other issues will be moot, because we will be in the process of going extinct, along with the rest of God’s creation. Almost 100 percent of our scientists believe that this is so. The ones who express doubt are the ones on the payroll of fossil fuel companies.This is what climate change scientist Kevin Anderson has to say: “If our developing nations’ emissions peak in 2030, and decline at 3 percent per year thereafter, and if our developed nations’ emissions peak in 2015 (which they have not), and decline at 3 percent thereafter, we have a 50:50 chance of limiting global warming to 4 degrees C.”  This is equivalent to about 9 degrees F.  This could be happening as early as the 2060s.What will happen?  Seas will rise, droughts and fires will increase, as will hurricanes and floods. Species will be lost. As for humans, we will be stressed for water and food, forced to move by rising sea levels, stressed by heat waves and disease. People will have to migrate to survive, causing wars, chaos and social and economic breakdown. Do you have children and grandchildren?  Do you want to see them go through this? I don’t. Please, conserve fossil fuels, give up eating beef, encourage your congressmen to take the subsidies off fossil fuels and beef, and ask them to encourage clean, renewable energy.Jahnn Swanker-GibsonJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Red Wing Hosts Meeting on Lake Pepin Plans

first_imgImage source: Lake Pepin Legacy AllianceThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance kicked off an environmental restoration project with a meeting in Red Wing, Minnesota, on June 5. The project will utilize material dredged by the district in Pool 4 to create islands at the head of Lake Pepin.The islands will provide habitat and slow erosion, USACE said in its announcement.Other partners at the meeting included the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources (MN DNR, the WI DNR), Audubon and Ducks Unlimited.Representatives from these organizations, together with Congressman Jason Lewis’ office, discussed project objectives, constraints, available data, concept ideas and the process for moving forward.[mappress mapid=”24160″]last_img read more

NFF Confirm Keshi For Eagles CHAN Assignment

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, has been saddled with the responsibilities of steering the home-based Eagles to the African Nations Championship.Nigeria is yet to qualify for the competition since its inception with Niger stopping the home-based Eagles led by Okey Emordi from qualifying for the 2011 finals held in Sudan.The Eagles have been drawn against Ivory Coast after the 2014 qualifiers fixtures were made by CAF two weeks ago.Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chris Green, informs Complete Sports that the Glass House has no intention of appointing another coach to lead the home-based Eagles through the CHAN qualifiers as was the case in the past.Green added that Keshi has been mandated to lead the team through the CHAN qualifiers.“Keshi has been asked to do that and he is already working on that. Remember the competition is for only players plying their trades on the African continent and you can also see that Keshi has many home-based players in the current Super Eagles.“So he will only continue with the home-based players and the CHAN qualifiers after the 2013 AFCON qualifiers.”last_img read more