The climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple “disastrous” tipping points, according to a major study. It shows five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1C of global heating caused by humanity to date.
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Curbing Other Climate Pollutants, Not Just CO2, Gives Earth a Chance — News release from Duke University
Slashing emissions of carbon dioxide by itself isn’t enough to prevent catastrophic global warming, a new study shows. But if we simultaneously also reduce emissions of methane and other often overlooked climate pollutants, we could cut the rate of global warming in half by 2050 and give the world a fighting chance.
“Delay Means Death” — CNN
Climate change is on course to transform life on Earth as we know it, and unless global warming is dramatically slowed, billions of people and other species will reach points where they can no longer adapt to the new normal, according to a major report published Monday.
Clean Energy Advocates Outline Vision for North Carolina Carbon Plan — News Release from People Power NC
People Power NC, a coalition of clean energy and social justice organizations, released 12 principles that the North Carolina Utilities Commission should consider when crafting its carbon plan for the state.
NC WARN Climate Emergency Rally!
On November 19th, 2021 NC WARN and our allies rallied outside of Gov. Roy Cooper’s mansion urging him to: Declare a climate emergency! Stop Duke Energy’s fracked gas expansion! Uplift low-income and BIPOC communities being affected the most by superstorms and high electric bills! Side with the people of North Carolina, not Duke Energy!
Groups rally outside Executive Mansion call for climate emergency declaration – CBS 17
Multiple groups with the same cause converged outside the Executive Mansion Friday to urge Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a climate emergency and stop Duke Energy from building 50 gas-burning power units.
Environmental groups call on Gov. Cooper to declare climate emergency in NC — News & Observer
A coalition of 17 energy advocacy groups gathered Friday near North Carolina’s Executive Mansion to call on Gov. Roy Cooper to become the first U.S. governor to declare a climate emergency, a step they said could be used to prevent Duke Energy from building new natural gas plants.
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NC Governor Heeds Duke Energy Instead of Climate Science — News Release from NC WARN
Deal over controversial energy bill leaves Duke on track to keep building 50 gas-fired units despite pleas by world scientists, new revelations on methane.
Doomed: Duke Energy’s Massive Gas Expansion — News Release from NC WARN
President Biden joins scientists’ call to cut methane emissions as fastest way to slow the climate crisis … “could be huge” says top Duke University expert.
Will Utilities Commissioners OK Duke Energy’s 50 Fracked-gas Power Units? — News Release from NC WARN
Upcoming “technical conference” is poor substitute for making Duke Energy officials answer questions under oath.