U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington Post
Republished by the Omaha World-Herald
Americans produce an average of 21 tons of carbon a year, about four times the global average, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The decisions you make each day can make a difference, but it’s hard to know where to start. Tips from advocates for the environment: Continue reading here.
Photo: Bob and Gina’s Home in Lincoln. Credit: SWT Energy
Also in today’s Omaha World-Herald:
- Ominous U.S. climate report offers few policy remedies in face of dire forecasts, Bloomberg
Co-author: Spending on technologies that lower emissions is an investment that will be recouped.
- Climate issue can bridge the divide, by Frances Mendenhall, Public Pulse Letter
WEB LINKS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World, United Nations
- Skeptical Science
- Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency: Nebraska
- Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency: Iowa
- Nebraskans for Solar’s Helpful Links
ALSO IN THE NEWS
- Gender equity is the most overlooked solution for climate change, Fast Company. At TEDWomen, TED’s conference focused on women and girls, environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson explained why gender equity is a critical piece of addressing climate change. “Gender and climate are inextricably linked,” said Wilkinson, one of the authors of Project Drawdown, a book that takes a deep dive into the most effective ways to fight global warming, and found that empowering women and girls was one of the top solutions.
- More Americans and most Republicans now believe in climate change, CNN
About 8 in 10 Americans believe the climate is changing, causing extreme weather. 64% of Republicans believe in climate change, compared to 49% in a 2015 Monmouth poll.
- State & Regional Governments Responding To Climate Change Faster Than National Governments, CleanTechnica