TEEC - Temple Eco Energy Committee



Headlines

 CO2 Hits 409 ppm - 9/2018
Highest Since Pliocene 

https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/  



"Methane Drives Sea Level Rise for Centuries" 

Washington Post, 2017 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/201/
7/01/09/methane-may-not-last-long-in-the-atmosphere-but-it-drives-rising-seas-for-hundreds-of-years/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3dd34950d544 



"Climate Disruptions are Public Health Threats"

Physicians for Social Responsibility - See News and Links
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 Temple Warrant Article approved! 
 To shift all municipal energy usage to   
100% Renewable Energy by 2030!

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"The Public Engagement at FERC Act"

A US Congressional bill initiated by NH's Senator Shaheen and Congresswoman Kuster  
to bring the voice of the public 
into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
proceedings for fracked gas pipelines!

More at "News and Links"

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 "Let's Make the World a Better Place!"
A book created by the 2017 class of 4th graders at the Temple Elementary School.
Drawings and poems on protecting our environment!

(See the Kids Corner page)
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"WHEN RISING SEAS HIT HOME"
- a downloadable book
http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/when-rising-seas-hit-home-chronic-inundation-from-sea-level-rise

 And "NH Faces Chronic Inundation"
 http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2017/07/when-rising-seas-hit-home-newhampshire-fact-sheet.pdf
From Union of Concerned Scientists
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The Paris Accord

The Single Most Significant Step 
by World Leaders to Tamp Down Escalating 
Climate Change 
has now been signed onto by many states and US cities, including Portsmouth, Nashua, Keene and Lebanon, NH, in spite of President Trump's withdrawal of the USA from the Alliance. 
We're encouraging our governor to sign on for NH!  
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            The Climate Could Hit a State Unseen in 
                               50 Million Years!

                            (See "News and links")
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 MAP SHOWING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH IN US

        https://www.yahoo.com/news/map-shows-climate-change-affect-                                                    154000068.html 
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                THE PRICE OF SOLAR ENERGY
  WILL LIKELY BE THE LOWEST-COST OPTION FOR      ELECTRICITY ACROSS THE GLOBE WITHIN THE                                 NEXT DECADE!


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 Job Growth and the US Economy Boosted by Green                   Energy Industries and Practices

  Jobs in Solar Industry Outnumber Jobs in Coal and                       Oil Industries Combined!

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    "Climate change poses an immediate threat to   national security, with increased risks from terrorism,         infectious disease, global poverty and food                                           shortages."

  Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed these warnings                                             in  2014. 

 Link to Miltary Powerpoint in "News and Links"                                  
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TEEC's MISSION:
 
To reduce GHG emissions locally, regionally, and beyond, and to advise the Select Board on steps toward that end.
 
OUR GOALS:
 
1) To "power-down" all sectors of our community by increasing municipal & residential energy efficiency through conservation and retrofitting, and switching to renewable energy sources in order to decrease financial, health and environmental costs to our community;
 
2) To help our community become more conscious of the impact of human activity on the environment;  

3) To encourage ride sharing, car pooling, the use of public transportation and healthy choices such as bicycling and walking;
 
4) To increase awareness of the benefits to our community of re-using and recycling;    
 
5) To provide free energy-saving weatherization for homeowners in need.
 
6) To defend and protect our community's open spaces and ecological health.
 

 
"The people cannot be safe without information.”
                     - Thomas Jefferson
 
 
 
 
 
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