In a disturbing trend of attacking the government’s ability to prepare for climate risks, the House passed an amendment today that puts the nation at increased risk of food disruptions, forest fires and huge economic losses.
Posts Categorized: Climate Change
It’s another Red Hot and Green Friday, and this week Nicky is dedicated for Defenders – taking steps to protect wildlife from climate change on multiple fronts.
Florida’s new Governor Rick Scott has taken a wrecking ball to many environmental and social programs in Florida. And now he’s got efforts to fight climate change in the cross hairs.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a rider on the fiscal 2012 Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would prohibit the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) from participating in the administration’s Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force. This amendment puts the nation at increased risk to lives, livelihoods, property and security and could end up costing taxpayers untold sums of money by preventing DHS from preparing for those risks.
Who says you have to go far from home to find good food? Andy’s here to show us an easy—and delicious—way to shrink your carbon footprint right in your backyard. And according to a new report by the International Energy Agency, efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could not come at a more important time.