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  • June 2012 Newsletter

    We like Feedback. Remember – Global Warming is Irreversible! Write to us at billhaaf@verizon.net June Issues - Scary Solutions Neat Stuff Identify the Picture

  • Dec 2011 Newsletter

    Global Warming:    We are going to discuss “Solutions” this Month Let’s Recap from last month: http://chescocooler.org/online/uncategorized/november-newsletter/ 1.       World headed for irreversible climate change 2.       Permafrost  &  Peat Bogs warming  will  release  massive amounts of GHG:  CO2 and Methane 3.       CO2 traps more heat causing lots of Bad things from Crop failures; To more intense storms; To acidic oceans 4.       Where does most of above CO2 come ?  Mostly from Coal; Mostly to produce electricity. 5.       Congress is in a grid lock. Many won’t admit the Science is

  • November 2011 Newsletter

    Written by Bill Haaf  (billhaaf@verizon.net) - For the 4CP Board of Directors Don’t forget the first Wednesday night 7pm Speaker series.  See www.chescocooler.org We likeFeedback. Just reply to this newsletter. Global Warming:  Let’s Prioritize! ► First: What are the Biggest Risks from Burning Fossil Fuels ? 1.       World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns of this (see below). 2.       Permafrost & Peat Bogs warming & releasing massive amounts of GHG:  CO2 and Methane  (see below). 3.       CO2 traps more heat causing lots of Bad things from droughts; to more intense storms; to acidic oceans. (see below) 4.       The

  • October 2011 Newsletter

    Good News/Bad News: First the Grim-(just to get it out of the way) ► Crop scientists Concerned about Heat (not just H2O) CHICAGO (Reuters) - Crop scientists in the United States, the world's largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat? For years, as scientists have assembled data on climate change and pointed with concern at melting glaciers and other visible changes in the life-giving water cycle, the impact on seasonal rains and irrigation has worried crop watchers most. But scientists now wonder if a

  • Sept 2011 newsletter

    Good News - Bad News:  First the Grim - just to get it out of the way ► ENERGY Projections: Renewables is only 15% in 25 yrs --  Coal & Nat Gas & Oil Rule – What the heck will we do? Capture CO2 from Utilities that burn coal or Nat Gas; and Build off shore wind and utility scale solar ;  Panic..   ►Will  natural gas save us since burning emits less CO2 than coal?    -----Sadly No !  The following link compares

  • August 2011 newsletter

    Good News vs. Bad News: First the Bad- (just to get it out of the way) ►CHINA WIND: The number of wind turbines in China reached nearly 34,500 at the end of 2010, more than 85 percent of which were produced by Chinese companies. Four Chinese wind turbine makers are listed among the world’s top 10, and Chinese wind power equipment is becoming increasingly popular abroad.  China’s newly installed wind power capacity reached 18.9 gigawatts in 2010, and the total capacity jumped to 44.7 gigawatts, both ranking first in the world.  

  • July 2011 Newsletter

    July 2011 Newsletter   Good News vs. Bad News: First the Bad-(just to get it out of the way) Energy generated from new coal-power stations in this single state (India) could eclipse emissions from entire countries: John Vidal; guardian.co.uk, July 2011    So; if not coal; what should India use for power?  Should the USA help with money for another power source?  Should our military use force

  • June 2011 Newsletter

    Good News vs. Bad News: First the Bad (just to get it out of the way) Climate change scientists warn of 7°F global temperature rise A team of experts says such an increase would cause severe droughts and see millions of migrants seeking refuge.  Think Famines!  [From a special January 2011 issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: “Four degrees C and beyond: the potential for a global temperature increase of four degrees and its implications,” lays out this 4°C (7°F) world.]   Also: Two economists, Wolfram Schlenker of Columbia University and Michael J. Roberts

  • May 2011 Newsletter

    Climate Change Denial becomes Harder to Justify Washington Post Editorial, May 15 “CLIMATE CHANGE is occurring, is very likely caused by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems.” So says (in response to a request from Congress) the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the country’s preeminent institution chartered to provide scientific advice to lawmakers.  (This is a very interesting read: http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Americas-Climate-Choices/12781 ). In a report titled “America’s Climate Choices, 2011”- a panel of scientific and policy experts also concludes that the risks of

  • March 2011 Newsletter

    Dow Chemical to Invest $100m in Energy Efficiency Why isn’t every Company doing this? Dow Chemical will invest $100 million in energy efficiency and conservation improvements through an internal competition, the company announced yesterday. The company will award the capital to its business units and manufacturing sites that present projects with the greatest impact in several key performance areas, including reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and associated cost savings. So far, Dow business units have submitted about 60 projects, with a value of over $500 million, which the company estimates would save