If another year passes without the public learning that the U.S. fracking boom is a key driver of the climate crisis – especially in the critical short term – humanity’s chances of averting runaway climate and social chaos could shrink to nil.
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Letters published by members of our Press the Press team urging better media coverage of climate.
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Op-Ed by Karen Bearden and Kim Porter. As we enter 2019, we find ourselves speeding toward two different climate tipping points. The first is alarming. As reported in October by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if humanity does not halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, we will trigger feedback loops that cause warming to continue no matter what humans do. Yet if last year’s growth in climate awareness and activism continues, it could lead to a tipping point at which climate progress – rather than climate disaster – becomes inevitable.
Letter to the editor from William Delamar. Dealing with the reality of climate change in a meaningful way should not be politicized. It is unfortunate that our president dismisses the government report.
Letter the editor from Helen Wolfson. Amidst all the concern about Hurricane Florence (whose strength, scientists tell us, is fueled by climate change), today’s N&O contains an article entitled “White House to ease rules about methane” (Sept. 12). The article points out that the Trump administration is preparing to make …
Letter to the editor from Larry Wolf. I was pleased to read “Tillis now says that man is contributing to warming” (Sept. 12) that reports Senator Tillis has apparently agreed that humans have had an impact on climate change. That is certainly a welcome change. While this appears to be …
Letter to the Editor by William Delamar. In response to Ralph Duke’s “Duke is not a Villain” (letter, Aug. 22): Duke in their marketing spins that they are green, but that is simply not the case.
Letter to the editor by Lynn Mitchell Kohn. It is time for Duke Energy to drop its obstructionist, reactionary policies and instead use its influence to help our state make the necessary switch to clean energy.
Several letters published in the News & Observer in response to an article and editorial about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
By Martha Girolami. Duke Energy has selected natural gas (methane) to be its preferred fuel for electricity in North Carolina because huge profits can be extracted from ratepayers for building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and future gas power plants. Duke Energy is a monopoly utility in North Carolina, and its energy miscalculations will harm us all.
By Vickie Atkinson. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is misguided. North Carolina should encourage clean, sustainable forms of energy like wind and solar farms.