Public Citizen's Texas Office Climate Change Links

Texas Cities Addressing Global Warming

In May, 2008 an LBJ School of Public Affairs graduate student produced a report for Public Citizen outlining steps Texas cities were taking to address global warming. See the report: "Texas Cities Addressing Global Warming"

TEXAS' GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS

A study by the Tellus Institute for the World Wildlife Fund in 2000 found that Texas leads the nation in job creation potential under global warming "solutions" scenarios. See the report: "Texas' Global Warming Solutions"

 

Protecting our Workers from Climate Change

The world is getting hotter. And for those who work outdoors, climate change could mean very dangerous working conditions. As the heat index increases, stricter regulations and safety practices need to be implemented to ensure the health of our workers. Not doing so could be the difference between life and death. People working jobs that […]

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Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:30:22 AM


 

Problems with New ERCOT Report on EPA Clean Power Plan

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) released a report yesterday titled "ERCOT Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan" regarding the costs, benefits, and concerns of Texas' compliance with Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan, put forth by the EPA on June 2, 2014, would set […]

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:10:06 PM

 

5 Deadly and Disruptive Heat Waves of 2013

 Australia experienced record-breaking temperatures and many other countries are experiencing uncharacteristically intense heat waves. Whether or not these events are related to climate change has been questioned in the past, but has recently come to light as something that is very probable. Recently, researchers and scientists come up with the phrase "extreme event attribution" which […]

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:30:55 AM

 

What would a weather report for 2050 look like?

The World Meteorological Organization, the United Nation's weather agency, challenged international weather media to come up with a futuristic weather report for September 28, 2050 as part of their call for government and business leaders to agree to ambitious action on climate change at the U.N. Climate Summit on Sept. 23 in New York. The […]

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00:22 PM

 

Historic Affordable Clean Energy Plan Adopted in Austin

City sets ambitious solar goal, path to zero carbon pollution from Austin Energy by 2030 A diverse coalition of groups representing workers, people of faith, low-income residents, clean energy supporters and environmental advocates united in their of goal of expanding affordable clean energy and protections to public health cheered the Austin City Council for adopting […]

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:09:51 PM

 

The IPCC Report Paints Grim Forecast of Future Unless We Act Now to Curb Climate Change

"Human interference with the climate system is occurring, and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems." IPCC WGII AR5 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released Part 2 of its Assessment Report showing that work to limit the effects of climate change must begin now. Part 1 came out in September 2013 and showed […]

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 10:24:39 AM

 

Climate Change: Bad News for Guacamole (and a Whole Bunch of Other Food)

When we think of the effects of climate change, we typically think of rising sea level, heat waves, drought and volatile weather. What we don't often think about is guacamole. Or to be more specific, foods that are in danger because of climate change. In its 2014 annual report, the popular Mexican food chain Chipotle […]

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 2:00:58 PM

 

Senators to Conduct Climate Change Talkathon Tonight

Tonight, 28 US Senators will stay up discussing climate change all night to get Congress to 'wake up' to the realities of the issue. The so-called talkathon is scheduled to begin after Senate's last votes today and continue until 9 AM tomorrow morning. During the night the Senators, comprised of 26 Democrats and 2 Independents, […]

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Monday, March 10, 2014 4:27:55 PM