Mixed Messages

A couple of significant reports are out recently with respect to climate disruption. One is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with their 2014 report on mitigation. Another is from the

  • 3rd report of the National Climate Assessment Research Board, Both reports confirm the direction and consequences of climate disruption.

    From a local perspective, this contrasts with the University of Alaska Fairbanks now in design and next year beginning construction of a $247 mm coal-fired power plant to replace their older coal-fired power plant and Golden Valley Electric Association board approving a nearly $200 million investment in an already $300 million coal-fired power plant that was constructed and been mothballed in 1997 located in Healy, by Denali National Park.

    This is progress?

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