Statement by D. Michael Langford, National President, Utility Workers Union of America, on Extreme Weather Events
The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) extends its solidarity to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and other rescue workers in the U.K.
The FBU’s experience with the UK floods compares with our own experience with hurricane Sandy in late 2012. First responders had to deal with conditions that were life threatening [...]
Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Can we really expect to emit 577 billion tons of CO2 and not cause major problems for the earth’s climate? That is the amount of CO2 humans have put into the earth’s delicately balanced atmosphere since the dawn of the industrial age. It has warmed the earth in ways that has increased moisture in the air and raised sea levels. The connection between CO2 emissions and extreme weather is today indisputable.
Extreme weather events (EWEs) [...]
Heavy rains in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay have caused the overflowing of rivers, displaced thousands of habitants from their homes, destroyed crops and killed people and animals.
Pictures from Reuters are here
“This is the worst disaster I have seen in 30 years,” says Jose Melgar from the Rurenabaque town in Bolivia where severe floods have affected the population for almost a month now.
In the aftermath of the heavy rains, 2000 people have been evacuated [...]
The summary of the Global Advisory Group web meeting, January 20, 2014, including participants, is here:
Report on TUED Global Advisory Group Web Meeting, held 28 Jan 2014
Here is a link to the presentation on methane and gas, including shale gas, and its importance to the discussion on fracking and its relationship to climate change:
Dr. Robert W Howarth presentation for TUED, Jan. 28, 2014
Here’s the draft of the Cornell GLI paper discussed at the meeting: