Issues

Global Warming

The business of being a good neighbor

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In our global economy, our daily lives are increasingly interconnected – from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to even the cars we drive – these resources are connected to our neighbors living and working across the world. Typically, when we think of loving our neighbors, we focus on direct acts such as meeting needs, providing comfort, showing kindness, and offering forgiveness. But what about indirect impacts? While we may be faithful in loving our neighbors near us, what if the way we are living or our choices are causing unforeseen harm in others?

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Global Warming

April 30 | Adventures on the frontiers of carbon reduction

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The United States is finally on a trajectory to limit and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector. What is the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in establishing these first-ever limits? How can Minnesota target the deep levels of carbon reduction needed to address climate change (and to meet state climate goals)? J. Drake Hamilton will discuss emerging opportunities and challenges in federal and state climate action as part of the Institute on the Environment’s Frontiers in the Environment series.

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Global Warming

Minnesota prepares as the climate changes

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Dr. Mark Seeley, University Minnesota climatologist, recently wrote an op-ed in the Star Tribune describing the multiple impacts of climate change already under way in Minnesota and the need to adapt to these big changes. Seeley is not alone in his concern that Minnesota takes climate change impacts seriously.

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Global Warming

Fighting global warming

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Global warming is a big challenge, but the solution isn’t overwhelmingly complicated: we must transition from the inefficient use of fossil fuels to the efficient use of clean energy. Clean energy solutions are practical and feasible, and we need to implement them on a large enough scale to match the size of the challenge.

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