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  • Robert Hendren
    commented 2019-06-29 15:03:04 -0400
    The American Garden Party has the solutions. Embrace the liquid nitrogen economy. Ban Roundup. Shut down the nuke sites. Stopper the pipelines and abandon the grid. LN is a biocide and

    Energy Storage Solution. Universally abundant and bending. We have to hurry. There is a tipping point
  • Todd Bannon
    commented 2019-06-19 17:10:46 -0400
    We’re looking for workshop presenters and panelists for a youth conference on climate change on October 26th. Please contact us if you are interested.
  • Izzat Khapoya
    commented 2019-06-14 19:15:39 -0400
    I am a member of an environmental justice group, and we are looking for a speaker on the science of climate change. Can you help ? Thanks,

    Izzy
  • Sonya Haynes
    commented 2019-05-27 09:03:33 -0400
    What is being organized in support of the 21Youth suing the federal government over climate change – Juliana v US? They have an important court date June 4th and need support! The government has been doing all it can to stop them! There will be a livestream of the oral arguments June 4th. Please spread the word, organize a support statement or press conference, join the livestream…. Please support this brave youth!
  • Jeff Garner
    commented 2019-05-23 12:28:05 -0400
    I belong to the Huron Valley Indivisible group, a progressive grass roots organization. One of our concerns is climate change and the environment. We have approximately 300 members who are willing to call, write, and visit legislators to voice our concerns on many issues. We also write letters to the editors of local papers. Please contact me about how we can help. Thanks, Jeff
  • Nevaeh Keller
    commented 2019-05-10 14:39:42 -0400
    Hello,

    My name is Nevaeh and I am a student at Grand Blanc West Middle School. I’m in 8th grade and I am doing a research project on environmental impacts caused by humans. Part of my research requires me to connect with and talk to a person who is knowledgeable about my topic, and I thought of you! Would answering a few of my questions be something you might consider either on the phone or via email. If so, I have listed my questions below:


    Do you personally believe global warming is causing the differences in our ecosystem/atmosphere?

    If you don’t believe global warming is happening, what do you believe is happening?

    What changes are you progressively seeing that worry you the most? Why?

    If there is one thing humans could do to solve this problem, what do you suggest?

    What do you think will happen if we do nothing?

    Is there anything else you think I should know or use in my research project?


    Thank you for your time!
  • Dixon Dudderar
    commented 2019-04-16 16:10:16 -0400
    Are you guys following this project? NIMBYs might cause it to fail?

    http://www.summitlakewind.com/about-the-project/project-summary/

    https://savethehuronmountains.org/contact/
  • Charles Carpenter
    commented 2019-03-22 13:54:37 -0400
    Greetings,


    The League of Women Voters – Oakland Area is hosting an event that may be of interest to your members. We would be glad to welcome all. If possible, please promote this event on your website, facebook page, newsletter or other means.


    Below is some more information. Thank you for your consideration.


    Charlie Carpenter

    LWV-OA Program Committee


    Oil and Water Don’t Mix

    Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

    Bloomfield Township Public Library

    1099 Lone Pine Rd (at Telegraph Rd), Bloomfield Township


    The League of Women Voters – Oakland Area will host Sean McBrearty, Coordinator, Oil and Water Don’t Mix. The event will be held at the Bloomfield Township Library Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


    Sean will speak about environmental concerns relating to the Enbridge Oil Company Line 5, the 655-mile-long pipeline which carries synthetic crude oil through Michigan. Of special concern is the damaged pipeline which has been submerged in the Straits of Mackinac since 1953 and is still in use today.


    Sean will also update the audience about the status of Governor Whitmer’s January 2, 2019 directive to Attorney General Nessel to investigate legislation passed during the lame duck session following the November election. The Governor’s directive authorizes investigation into whether the legislation, which approved construction of a Line 5 Tunnel under the Straits, complies with the state constitution.


    Finally, Sean will talk with the group about newly created volunteer opportunities with Clean Water Action in Oakland County.
  • Deb Mike
    commented 2019-03-21 14:57:43 -0400
    What volunteer opportunities are there for MiCAN or other climate change action organizations in Ann Arbor?
  • Ron Tschudy
    commented 2019-03-18 17:19:42 -0400
    I am using the three-minute public comments portion of our Antrim County Commissioners monthly meetings to say various things to them about climate change. My first brief comments asked them to consider themselves — in every action they take — part of the solution rather than just bystanders in this challenge, truly an all-hands-on-deck situation. They meet twice a month, and I plan to address them at least once a month. I believe either by their rules of procedure or just tradition, they do not immediately respond. If they are motivated to act, there are things a county commission can do vis-a-vis climate change.If you think this is a good idea to do in other counties, even if you do not have an in-county organization that can do this, you can probably find in most (many?) counties (and cities?) an individual who is as concerned as I am, willing to do a little research (you could probably help there), and willing to stick his/her neck out slightly. All they (we) need to be is informative, reasonably articulate, and persistent. By the way, it looks like our local newspaper (The Antrim Review) is going to publish my comments as letters-to-the-editor. What do you think?
  • Nicolas Bello
    commented 2019-03-17 01:20:06 -0400
    I really want to volunteer for this, I was think on maybe do something like get some flyers and go to a mall and explain to people about climate change, because they don’t really know how bad the climate change is being right now. Also let them know what changes, like easy and changes that they might be able to do on their daily life to help.
  • Rebekah Sale
    commented 2019-03-14 17:23:10 -0400
    I am writing to encourage all Michiganders to contact Senator Stabenow (email Debbie: https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/contact) to ask her to support new amendments to the Natural Gas Act that will help landowners facing pipelines.


    These simple and reasonable amendments would make the FERC process fairer for landowners by addressing things like notice, conditioned certificates and property appraisals used for eminent domain condemnation.


    Please contact me to get a copy of the amendments or go to https://www.abralliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Libertarian-group-eyes-eminent-domain-reform-on-Capitol-Hill-EE-News-Energywire-2-14-18.pdf for more information about the amendments written by our friends at the Libertarian Niskanen Center (who, unlike conservatives captured by the oil and gas industry, are willing to stand up for property rights). Their lobbyist is meeting with Senator Stabenow shortly so time is of the essence.


    I am happy to jump on the phone to explain more and would love it if you could help spread the message or lead me to others in Michigan whom I can contact. We are based in NY and have members all over the country (OR, PA, VA, NJ, GA, SC, TX) fighting pipelines but no one in Michigan.


    I would deeply appreciate any help you could give and am happy to offer the same to you and your state when needed.


    In solidarity,


    Rebekah


    Rebekah Sale

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    Executive Director

    Property Rights and Pipeline Center

    PropertyRightsandPipelineCenter.org

    O: 212-378-4099 C: 917-940-5421
  • Sarah
    commented 2019-03-14 00:46:36 -0400
    Hey I am trying to create a protest in Oakland County for the March 15th global climate strike and I need some help. I was hoping to host it at my university, but do not know how to get started.
  • Daniel Valley
    commented 2019-03-07 09:08:40 -0500
    Just for your information. Cadillac is having a Earth Day Activity on Sunday April 28th Time 1:00 – 4:00 hopefully in the new farmers market pavilion. We are trying to focus renewable energy and sustainability.
  • Jacci Storey
    commented 2019-02-27 17:03:36 -0500
    My students are creating a documentary on how humans interact with the environment. Is there a way to have a speaker come to my classroom so they could interview them for their project by chance? or do you have ideas on how I could have my students communicate with environmentalists? Thank you in advance.
  • Rachel Duckett
    commented 2019-02-19 20:06:06 -0500
    Hi!

    I’m a student writer at the Washtenaw Voice, a student run newspaper at Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


    I’m currently writing an article about the extreme cold we’ve experienced this winter, and how it is a result of climate change. I was hoping I could get in contact with someone this week from your organization to talk about the various effects of climate change that we’re already seeing, and what we can expect to see in the future.


    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Rachel Duckett
  • Bob Kleinheksel
    commented 2019-02-18 10:31:20 -0500
  • Lisa Pasbjerg
    commented 2019-02-12 11:13:17 -0500
    I live in Flint, and want to get Flint more involved in preparing for climate change, especially as it rebuilds. Is there an organization specifically in Flint already working on this? If not, what can I do to get started? I have been doing a lot of research on transition cities around the world, and think there is some great data on creating transition cities in Michigan…
  • Jane Lean
    commented 2019-01-30 13:31:14 -0500
    Is LCV a member of your network?
  • Zada Harris
    followed this page 2019-01-28 11:28:51 -0500
  • Sarah Slinkman
    commented 2019-01-26 11:14:14 -0500
    Hello! I tried to purchase a ticket for the summit but I may have made a donation instead. I received an email confirmation for a ticket so I just want to be sure that I did indeed purchase a ticket and was hoping you could check that out for me.

    Thank you,

    Sarah Slinkman
  • Kathryn Barnett
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  • Kathryn Barnett
    commented 2019-01-25 08:16:13 -0500
  • Paul Vial
    commented 2019-01-15 08:58:14 -0500
    If Michiganders want to fight climate change, fix the damn roads, and still have money for schools we need to increase the gas tax.

    At 409 parts million of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere, our available time to reduce it and other greenhouse gas emissions, before unimaginable environmental and economic consequences ensue, is quickly being lost. Our public policy must be shaped in this context. We are at war and sacrifices must be made to win.

    Reasons for increasing Michigan’s gasoline and diesel tax also go beyond reducing CO2 emissions. This year the state will appropriate $150 million of income tax revenue to the Michigan Transportation Fund, in 2020 this appropriation increases to $325 million and in 2021 it increases to $600 million. These dollars are for road agencies only and not public transportation agencies. These are income tax revenue dollars that could and should be funding education and clean water infrastructure.

    At Michigan’s 2018 transportation fuel consumption quantity, a 5.9 cent per gallon increase in gasoline and diesel tax would raise $325 million and a 10.9 increase would raise $600 million. This transportation fuel tax increase is needed to facilitate greater fuel efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, pay for roads and subsidize public transportation (9% of the fuel tax is for public transportation agencies as stipulated in Michigan’s constitution).
  • Ezekiel Kooyer
    commented 2019-01-04 20:53:24 -0500
    Hello, I am a recent Political Science graduate (December 2018) from Calvin College. Throughout college, my interest has always been in clean energy and climate science. In fact, for my 251 political research class, I studied states with renewable portfolio standards and found a correlation between different policies and solar energy cost. Just reaching out to see if you had any internships or entry-level positions available in Michigan. Thank you for your time – what you guys are doing is great! Zeke.
  • Paul Vial
    commented 2018-12-19 11:38:31 -0500
    Second try worked, I’m registered for the summit. Who is coming from the Detroit area and would like to car pool?
  • Paul Vial
    commented 2018-12-19 11:12:40 -0500
    I could not submit the form to register for the Michigan Climate Action Summit, all fields were complete. Can you identify a reason as to why I could not submit?
  • Sehvilla Mann
    commented 2018-11-29 15:00:55 -0500
    Hi MICAN,


    I’m a reporter with WMUK public radio in Kalamazoo. We recently asked our listeners to send us their questions on climate change and we got many thoughtful responses. The first one we’re taking up is, “What are the primary sources of greenhouse gases in our region?” The region in this case being Southwest Michigan, approximately Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch counties. They also had a second question: what can be done to reduce these emissions?


    Do you have someone at your organization who could help us explore and answer these questions? I’ve done some research and have a theory of what our largest sources of greenhouse gases in the region are, but I’d like to hear from an expert and also learn more about what we can do to get rid of those emissions.


    I would need to talk to someone by the end of next week (the 7th) to meet my deadline. Should take more than 20 minutes of their time.


    Thanks for your consideration!


    Best wishes,


    Sehvilla Mann

    News Producer

    WMUK 102.1 FM
  • Nick Schroeder
    commented 2018-11-24 11:34:51 -0500
    I’ll plow this plowed ground and beat this dead horse yet some more. Maybe somebody will step up and ‘splain scientifically how/why I’ve got it wrong – or not.


    Radiative Green House Effect theory (TFK_bams09):


    1) 288 K – 255 K = 33 C warmer with atmosphere, RGHE’s only reason to even exist – rubbish. (simple observation & Nikolov & Kramm)

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6465958633963347968

    But how, exactly is that supposed to work?


    2) There is a 333 W/m^2 up/down/”back” energy loop consisting of the 0.04% GHG’s that absorbs/”traps”/re-emits per QED simultaneously warming BOTH the atmosphere and the surface. – Good trick, too bad it’s not real, thermodynamic nonsense.

    And where does this magical GHG energy loop first get that energy?


    3) From the 16 C/289 K/396 W/m^2 S-B 1.0 ε ideal theoretical BB radiation upwelling from the surface. – which due to the non-radiative heat transfer participation of the atmospheric molecules is simply not possible.


    No BB upwelling & no GHG energy loop & no 33 C warmer means no RGHE theory & no CO2 warming & no man caused climate change.


    Got science? Bring it!!


    Nick Schroeder, BSME CU ‘78, CO PE 22774


    Experiments in the classical style:

    https://principia-scientific.org/debunking-the-greenhouse-gas-theory-with-a-boiling-water-pot/


    No 33 C and K-T

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6466699347852611584
  • Wendy Berg
    commented 2018-11-07 16:20:17 -0500

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