Another exciting Planet Philadelphia radio show with a great guest, Eileen Flanagan - this Friday on Gtown Radio at 4:00.
Planet Philadelphia radio show is coming up soon with a fantastic guest. Author and environmental activist, Eileen Flanagan, will talk with Planet Philadelphia host, Kay Wood, this Friday, December 2nd at 4:00 on gtownradio.com.
Eileen Flanagan is the clerk of the board of Earth Quaker Action Team and a member of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. Her newest book, Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope, is about her midlife realization that she was not living in sync with her values and the journey that led her to climate justice activism. A resident of East Falls, her previous book, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama.
Also, as promised, you’ll get to hear the newly released song from City Love (Sterling Duns and Caselli Jordan), a west Philadelphia conscious acoustic duo with hip hop, harmonies. They are educators and musicians who write songs to spread the love, make people move, make people laugh, and foster dialogue about the issues of our times.
Tune in to hear Eileen Flanagan talk about her book, her life, and environmental activism and to hear City Love’s great new song on Planet Philadelphia radio show.
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The Big Belch, the graphic novel, uses humor to get across just how criminally crazy our behavior is toward the natural environment. The Big Belch, 116 pages of text and drawings, tells a tale of human foibles, greed, and oil. It's book for people who are ready for some art and zany humor about our fossil fuel obsession. People who would turn off at the sniff of a serious discussion on any environmental issue will also get a kick out of this wild romp. It could make a great gift for the holidays!
Evangelical Environmental Network
Africa could lead world on green energy, says IEA head - World Energy Report 2015 predicts Africa could be the first to power economic growth with renewable energy while India becomes one of the world’s biggest energy consumers…
Power Local Green Jobs Action: http://eqat.org/our_campaign
New CDP report says corporations have passed an important business tipping point with 89 percent of companies having activities to reduce GHG emissions. This is compared to less than 50 percent five years ago… https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-USA-climate-change-report-2015.pdf
NextGen Climate America’s new report “economic modeling conducted by ICF International, shows that the transition to a clean energy economy will drive economic growth for decades, creating well-paying jobs and increasing household incomes...”
The International Energy Agency’s The World Energy Outlook 2015 report says that there’s a clear sign that an energy transition is underway.” … “renewables contributed almost half of the world’s new power generation capacity in 2014 and have already become the second-largest source of electricity (after coal).”… http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/10/renewables-to-overtake-coal/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=34889b2455-Top_News_11_10_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-34889b2455-85954881
Groundbreaking Ruling: State Has Constitutional Obligation to ‘Stem the Tide of Global Warming’…In a landmark decision, Judge Hill declared “[the youths’] very survival depends upon the will of their elders to act now, decisively and unequivocally, to stem the tide of global warming … before doing so becomes first too costly and then too late.” ... http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/20/stem-tide-climate-change/?ut
GM, TARDEC to modify Chevy Colorado to run on hydrogen The Detroit News - “Hydrogen fuel cell technology is important to GM’s advanced propulsion portfolio, and this enables us to put our technology to the test in a vehicle that will face punishing military duty cycles,” said Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s global fuel cell engineering activities, in a statement... http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2015/11/19/gm-tardec-modify-chevy-colorado-run-hydrogen/76038668/
Things to be grateful for on the environment front like the stopping of Shell Arctic drilling project and the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline:
Kay Wood spoke with Rev Mitchell C. Hescox, President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network. He was at the White House for the announcement of the Pope Francis’s Climate Change Encyclical. Now he’s speaking to Planet Philadelphia listeners about how we must not let our differences on other issues keep us from acting on climate change, which he says is an urgent threat to our children’s future. Planet Philadelphia is hosted by Kay Wood and streams live at gtownrdaio.com 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Listener Comment Line: (484)278-1846
Planet Philadelphia Guests:
Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women
Coryn Wolk, Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator
Here’s some news from the clean energy revolution front:
September blew away the margin for Earth's warmest month on record.
By Andrew Freedman Mashable Oct 22 - The superlatives for September 2015 are remarkable, and are the result of a combination of one of the top three most powerful El Niño events on record in the tropical Pacific Ocean plus long-term, manmade global warming… http://mashable.com/2015/10/21/september-warmest-month-by-far/#88jWqjUNqgqH
Study finds the warmer it gets, the more world economy hurts.
By Seth Borenstein AP Oct 22 - With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations and widen the north-south gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new economic and science study. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/study-finds-warmer-world-economy-hurts-34630229
Managing retreat along New York City's coasts. By Elizabeth Rush - New Republic Oct 26
The United States is 11th on the list of the countries most at risk to sea level rise, finishing just behind the canal-riddled Netherlands, deltaic Bangladesh… http://www.newrepublic.com/article/123182/managing-retreat-along-new-york-citys-coasts
Philadelphia has much to lose if drastic global carbon reductions aren’t made, study says
By Jon Hurdle | October 12, 2015 | State Impact
Tidal sections of the Delaware river could flood large areas of Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities in the future unless policymakers make radical cuts in global carbon emissions, a new study says... https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/10/12/philadelphia-could-avoid-some-sea-level-rise-under-big-carbon-cuts-study-says/
Americans have never been so sure about climate change—even Republicans.
By Tom Randall Bloomberg Business Oct 23 - Maybe it's the pope. Or the freakish year in extreme climate records. It might even be explained by the U.N. climate talks and the bright lights of the presidential election cycle. Whatever the cause, U.S. views on climate change are shifting—fast...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): Renewables Provide Majority of New U.S. Energy Generation in 2015 - So far, renewable energy projects are the primary source of new U.S. generating capacity in 2015, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. More than 60 percent of new energy generation this year came from biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind projects... http://www.utilitydive.com/news/ferc-renewables-account-for-over-60-of-new-generation-in-2015/408098/
The Hydrogen House Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and the pursuit of clean and renewable energy technologies - founded by inventor Mike Strizki in 2011...
UAE Reiterates Target Of 24% Clean Energy Share by 2021 - CleanTechnica-Oct 29, 2015 - The United Arab Emirates has announced a target to significantly increase its share of low-carbon energy over the next few years. Through its ... http://cleantechnica.com/2015/10/30/uae-reiterates-target-24-clean-energy-share-2021/
The Guardian --The Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead. Oil and gas giant Statoil will build a 30MW pilot park consisting of five floating 6MW turbines, which could power nearly 20,000 homes. The project will be the UK’s first ever floating windfarm development, with construction set to start next year. Statoil’s executive vice president for new energy solutions, Irene Rummelhoff, said: “Floating wind represents a new, significant and increasingly competitive renewable energy source…http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/02/worlds-largest-floating-windfarm-gets-green-light-in-scotland
Fortune.com - Why Japan wants to transform into a 'hydrogen society' -David Z. Morris Oct 21, 2015
Japan is making a big bet on an alternative fuel for the future—but will it pay off?
According to the Council On Foreign Relations – High Hopes for Hydrogen; Fuel Cells and the Future of Energy by Dr. Matthew Mench - Producing hydrogen now costs less and emits less carbon than ever before. In part, that is the result of the United States’ newfound abundance of natural gas , the source of most of the hydrogen produced. But it is also the result of technological improvements in the process of “reforming” natural gas into hydrogen. It now costs around as much to produce a gallon of gasoline as it does to produce the energy-equivalent amount of hydrogen with natural gas. Meanwhile, another method of producing hydrogen—electrolysis, which uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen—has seen major cost reductions as well. What makes electrolysis particularly attractive is that when powered by renewable sources such as wind and solar power, it directly emits zero carbon...
Planet Philadelphia, November 6th streamed live 4:00, http://gtownradio.com. Guests: local author, Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women and Coryn Wolk Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator at the Clean Air Council.
Planet Philadelphia on Gtown Radio – the sound of Germantown. Hosted and produced by Kay Wood - a mix of environmental news, interviews, music, poetry, and reporting. Tune in to http://www.gtownradio.com/ for Planet Philadelphia streaming live 1st and 3rd Fridays each month at 4:00 to 5:00.
Friday, November 6th at 4:00 - Guests: local author, Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women and Coryn Wolk Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator at the Clean Air Council. Planet Philadelphia – a radio show about our environment on http://www.gtownradio.com
Coming up November 6th at 4:00 - Guests: local author, Betsy Teutsch, who wrote 100 Under $100 - One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women and Coryn Wolk Sustainable Transportation Outreach Coordinator at the Clean Air Council. Planet Philadelphia – a radio show about our environment on http://www.gtownradio.com
Planet Philadelphia on Gtown Radio – the sound of Germantown. Hosted and produced by Kay Wood - a mix of environmental news, interviews, music, poetry, and reporting on community events. Please tune in to http://www.gtownradio.com/ 1st and 3rd Fridays each month at 4:00 to 5:00 pm for Planet Philadelphia and listen to a super show.
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