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It's all about school improvement! SCHOOL CLIMATE & ITS EFFECT ON LEARNING: IS IT TIME FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AT YOUR SCHOOL. We have the man in the know , President of the National School Climate Center Jonathan Cohen and former Supt. Jerry Dempsey, now at Eastern Suffolk BOCES in NY
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Judith Curry, PhD.
Dr. Curry is a professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and President (co-owner) of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN). She has been known for her work on hurricanes, Arctic ice dynamics and other climate-related topics. But over the past year or so she has become better known for something that annoys, even infuriates, many of her scientific colleagues. According to one article in Scientific American, Curry has been engaging actively with the climate change skeptic community, largely by participating on outsider blogs such as Climate Audit, the Air Vent and the Blackboard. Why a climate heretic? Because she has come to question the way climatologists react to those who question the science. She thinks there's a lot of "crankology" out there. She is all about not lumping in the good with the bad and wants us to think - not tell us what to think! This show sponsored by The Fairfax Companies.
ASCD AUTHOR SEAN T. SLADE on SCHOOL CLIMATE CHANGE
SEAN IS ALSO DIRECTOR OF WHOLE CHILD PROGRAMS AT ASCD
www.ascd.org @seantslade @ASCD
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Dear Witch School Students, Members and Staff,
I am writing to you as the new President of Witch School, International. Ed Hubbard has handed me the reins to run the school and its various divisions, such as Magick TV, the Facebook Pages, yahoo groups, our Ning social site and Pagans Tonight internet radio shows. Of course, I can’t do this without the help of our excellent staff.
In the past few days, I’ve been contacting our staff members to find out how they keep all these projects running and, I have to say, I’ve been impressed! Coordinating our social media sites along with our school also involves the help of volunteers who mentor students, answer questions and help to keep the excitement of our family of projects alive.
Two things that I’ve been asked to do, especially in the coming year are to bring a fresh vision to the school with new ideas and ways for students to be involved and to shift all of Witchschool International into a non-profit religious education organization. We hope to increase the ways that we can serve the Pagan and magickal communities while keeping our historical important role of support for the Correlian Tradition of Wicca.
Let me introduce myself and answer questions, so feel free to call in! Keep in mind, I’m still “getting my feet wet” so I may not know all the answers, but I’m interested in your questions. Questions and suggestions can be sent to me via the ning social site or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russell's guests are Rev. Lennox Yearwood and RL Miller.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice.
In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine, and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. In 2008, Rev Yearwood created the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote!” campaign with celebrity spokespeople T.I. and Keyshia Cole, which turned out record numbers of young people on Election Day.
RL Miller blogs on climate; founded SuperPAC Climate Hawks Vote to elect - and hold accountable - politicians who prioritize the climate challenge; is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus; and practices law and keeps chickens. Climate Hawks Vote hatched in June 2014, made 17 endorsements in primaries and general election races in 2014, and won at least 10 - a very positive record made possible through its emphasis on fieldwork rather than big-spending ads.
Climate Action With Russell Greene
Understanding the Fifth UN IPCC Predicament and Response
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was finalized in 2014.
Join me with my guest Atmospheric Scientist Peter Kalmus this Sunday to discuss what the report tells us and how we each may choose to respond.
Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist studying the role of clouds in global warming. After graduating from Harvard with a physics degree, he worked for four years as a computer programmer on Wall Street before returning to science and earning his PhD in physics from Columbia University. After five years as an astrophysicist at Caltech, he switched fields into atmospheric science.
Being the father of two young boys motivates him to explore how we can appropriately respond -- as individuals -- to the massive problem of global warming. One of the many things he's done is to almost completely stop burning fossil fuels himself, by examining his own life and replacing fossil-fueled activities with bicycling, driving on veggie oil, remote participation in meetings, and a fossil-fuel-free diet. He calls this ongoing process of self-examination and self-change "be-cycling," and he says it makes him happier.
Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes climate justice activist Damien Luzzo to the show on Tuesday January 20 at 2 pm ET. We will talk about the need for climate justice and his experience taking part in direct actions with Utah Tar Sands Resistance last summer, which aimed to put a halt to the first tar sands mining project in the U.S.
For more information on Damien go to his Facebook or Twitter page @damienLuzzo. For more information on the Utah Tar Sands Resistance go to the group's Web site or Facebook page.
"Another epic blizzard is bearing down on New England. There is a “big part” played by “human-induced climate change,” especially warming-fueled ocean temperatures, according to Dr. Kevin Trenberth, former head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
I asked Dr. Trenberth to comment on the role climate change has on this latest storm, which is forecast to set records. He explained:
The number 1 cause of this is that it is winter. In winter it is cold over the continent. But it is warm over the oceans and the contrast between the cold continent and the warm Gulf Stream and surrounding waters is increasing. At present sea surface temperatures are more the 2F above normal over huge expanses (1000 miles) off the east coast and water vapor in the atmosphere is about 10% higher as a result. About half of this can be attributed to climate change." http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/26/3615330/blizzards-climate-scientists/
Climate Action With Russell Greene.
This week, Russell welcomes:
Gwynne Taraska of the Center for American Progress who joined us last week from Lima, Peru as the Conference of Parties was set to begin. She’ll join us again this Sunday to discuss the outcomes. Gwynne has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she specialized in non-classical logics.
L. Hunter Lovins is an award winning voice in sustainable business and regenerative economics. Can business be part of the solution to the climate crisis? Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is a professor of sustainable business management at Bard College, and Denver University; and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, she recently helped launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai.
Emily Wurth, Food and Water Watch's Water Program Director. She's a regular participant at PDA's Progressive Round Tables in Washington, DC. She will discuss Rep. Mark Pocan's new legislation to protect public lands from fracking. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in international studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at ewurth(at)fwwatch(dot)org.
People Demanding Action (PDA) Climate Radio with Russell Greene
Join Russell and Dr. Gwynne Taraska as they discuss the objectives and potential for the climate summit in Lima, Peru. Russell and Professor Isabella Velicogna will also discuss the melting glaciers in West Antarctica. Then, Steve Andrews will join Russell to discuss big-energy-picture issues.
Dr. Gwynne Taraska--Senior Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress--specializes in U.S. and international climate and energy policy for American Progress. She is also the research director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. Dr. Taraska has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Prof. Isabella Velicogna--Associate Professor, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences--is a Senior Scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Velicogna has also been an Adjunct Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado and an Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Trieste, Italy, 1999, in Applied Geophysics.
Steve Andrews co-founded the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA (ASPO-USA), a non-profit, non-partisan education organization. He has been publicly speaking about big-energy-picture issues since 1996. He advised utilities, builders, architects, home owners, cities, state agencies, and public TV. He taught university-level classes, wrote 400 articles, columns, and technical reports for Dept. of Energy, etc
A simple little post about Al Gore's book brings out the funniest comments. By the way, why did Global Warming become Climate Change? People really believe this stuff?
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