Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Posted In Climate Change, News
Jun
26


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A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country has unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for US cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2035.

As the US Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from more than 250 cities voted on symbolic resolutions pushing back against Donald Trump on climate change and immigration…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (06-26-2017)

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era, Guardian UK (06-12-2017)

Read Full Article: Trump’s “Grave Mistake” on Paris Hurts America; NRDC (06-01-2017)
President Trump has announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the global accord to fight the dangers of climate change approved by nearly 200 nations in 2015.

“Trump’s extremism has isolated us from the global coalition we helped to create – with China, Germany, India, Japan and 190 other countries – to fight the central environmental challenge of our time. He’s sidelined American workers in the clean energy boom that’s remaking the global economy. And he’s abandoned our children to climate catastrophe.

“It’s on the rest of us now – state and local officials, business leaders, citizens, educators, consumers, activists and congressional members who grasp the stakes for our future – to keep the promise of Paris alive.”

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, Guardian UK (02-12-2017)
For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are causing the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces…

Climate Progress, With or Without Trump; The New York Times (03-31-2017)

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