Category: Environment

Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change

“Human activity impacts our changing climate in some manner,” one point reads. “The ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact, and what to do about it, are subject to continuing debate and dialogue.”

The other states: “While there has been extensive research and a host of published reports on climate change, clear gaps remain including our understanding of the role of human activity and what we can do about it.”

The email was sent under the subject line: “Consistent Messages on Climate Adaptation.”

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Entertainment Activists & 36 Nonprofits to Duke Energy CEO: Help Avert Climate, Social Chaos before It’s Too Late for Us All — News Release from NC WARN

We urge the news media to help the public understand these key points, the scientific support for each being well established:

Urgency: Leading scientists indicate the climate tipping point is likely within five years unless dramatic actions are taken.
Duke Energy’s greenhouse emissions are rising due to methane venting and leaking from its massive expansion of “natural” gas from fracking.
Curbing such methane emissions is essential to slowing global warming – and can have immediate, positive impacts.
Clean energy solutions are cheaper, create far more jobs and are well-positioned to replace coal and gas-fired generation.
Duke Energy claims to be green – but is only 2% renewable in the Carolinas and plans to peak at only 7% years from now.

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