Door County, Wisconsin

Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water Street, Ephraim.

Health care executive Paul Linzmeyer will present the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s monthly program.

The program is free and open to the public. In his talk, Linzmeyer will discuss the nature of a sustainability culture, why health care institutions should lead in fostering climate change resiliency, tools to help facilities and communities assess their resiliency, and how to engage stakeholders ranging from businesses and nongovernmental organizations to communities and citizens.

Linzmeyer is the sustainability leader at ThedaCare, the largest employer in northeastern Wisconsin with seven hospitals, 35 clinics and more than 6500 employees. He has spent 35 years as a business activist in Chicago, Denver, and Green Bay, and has a deep and abiding belief that business can benefit immensely from triple bottom line thinking, which values social and environmental goals along with financial success. Linzmeyer, recognized as an international strategist on business innovation and sustainability principles, was a US delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation Committee. He is a past chair of the Wisconsin Workforce Investment Council, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, and the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. He served for many years with the University of Wisconsin-Nelson Institute’s Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts and chaired the Industry Committee of the Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force. Currently he serves on the board of the Green Bay Public Market and as a member of the Novation Environmental Advisory Group and the Healthcare Without Harm’s National Climate Change Council.

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.

care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s

challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.

 

 

 

Jeff Pearcy talks about Typhoon Haiyan

Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00pm

UUFDC: 10341 Water Street, Ephraim

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

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April 1 meeting of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County

Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor

7 pm. It is free, and the public is welcome.

David Gerard, chair of Lawrence University’s Department of Economics, will give a talk that will review the considerable consensus about climate policy that the economics profession has reached. He will outline projected impacts of fossil fuel emissions on global temperatures and discuss the economic and political challenges associated with mitigating carbon emissions, drawing in part on his research in electricity generation costs and “clean coal” technologies. He will also present some basic tradeoffs between mitigation, adaptation and economic growth.
David Gerard has been at Lawrence since 2009. Before that he was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in risk regulation and public policy, particularly in areas of energy and the environment. He is the author of many scholarly articles, book chapters and invited papers. He has been quoted frequently in the media, including USA Today and National Public Radio. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, Iowa, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations.
For more information: Chuck Lauter, 920.839.2741

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Joel Charles, M.D./M.P.H.

Crossroads at Big Creek
2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay

Charles will discuss the most recent findings on climate change, how it will affect our health and how current energy practices impact health. He will offer clear policy prescriptions and suggest actions that
health professionals and others can take to address these issues.

Joel Charles is a family medicine resident in Santa Rosa, California, who in his Master of Public Health program focused on the health impacts of climate change. He advocates for responsible climate policy and is helping build a network to give health professionals efficient, effective ways to make health a central piece of the climate change conversation.

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Click here for the News Release: Joel Charles News Release

  • Earth’s atmosphere uses solar energy to run a so-called ‘heat engine’
  • This engine circulates air and heat, and is ultimately responsible for storms
  • Experts have studied how climate change impacts how this engine works
  • They compared records from 1981 to 2012 with simulations up to 2098
  • Third of the energy is involved with water moving through the atmosphere
  • But, climate change causes the atmosphere to use more energy during this part of the cycle, which creates more evaporation and precipitation
  • This limits how much energy is used as part of the circulation cycle
  • Atmosphere still needs to get rid of the precipitation it collects, but subsequently has to do it in fewer, more intense storms

By Victoria Woollaston for MailOnline

Published: 12:41 EST, 2 February 2015 | Updated: 12:50 EST, 2 February 2015

For years, scientists have predicted that as global warming heats the Earth, the number of storms will increase.

But, new research suggests that instead of increasing in number, these storms will increase in intensity – meaning the same number of storms will occur, but they’ll be stronger.

The physicists said that this is because global warming will directly affect how the atmosphere circulates air mass, heat and water using what’s been dubbed ‘Earth’s heat engine.’

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The ongoing drought in California has been, among other things, a powerful lesson in how vulnerable America’s agricultural sector is to climate change. Even if that drought wasn’t specifically caused by human-made global warming, scientists have little doubt that droughts and heatwaves are going to get more frequent and severe in important crop-growing regions. In California, the cost in 2014 was staggering: $2.2 billion in losses and added expenses, plus 17,000 lost jobs, according to a UC-Davis study.

California is country’s hub for fruits, veggies, and nuts. But what about the commodity grains grown in the Midwest, where the U.S. produces over half its corn and soy? That’s the subject of a new report by the climate research group headed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer (whorecently shut down rumors that he might run for Senate).

The report is all about climate impacts expected in the Midwest, and the big takeaway is that future generations have lots of very sweaty summers in store. One example: “The average Chicago resident is expected to experience more days over 95 degrees F by the century’s end than the average Texan does today.” The report also predicts that electricity prices will increase, with potential ramifications for the region’s manufacturing sector, and that beloved winter sports — ice fishing, anyone? — will become harder to do.

But some of the most troublesome findings are about agriculture. Some places will fare better than others; northern Minnesota, for example, could very well find itself benefiting from global warming. But overall, the report says, extreme heat, scarcer water resources, and weed and insect invasions will drive down corn and soybean yields by 11 to 69 percent by the century’s end. Note that these predictions assume no “significant adaptation,” so there’s an opportunity to soften the blow withsolutions like better water management, switching to more heat-tolerant crops like sorghum, or the combination of genetic engineering and data technology nowbeing pursued by Monsanto.

The map above is from the report showing which states’ farmers could benefit from climate change — and which ones will lose big time.

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