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[TEST] COVID recovery should include climate solutions, researcher says
"Dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections. The covid nineteen pandemic has changed the world and the work of rebuilding will take more than a vaccine. There's going to have to be an economic recovery from covert you know. There's been a worldwide economic recession. That's robert dubrow of the yale center. Climate change and health. He says his country's rebuild they have an opportunity to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy. And that would help solve another public health crisis. Climate change warmer temperatures will increase deadly heat waves food. Shortages natural disasters and disease and burning fossil fuels creates toxic. Air pollution that harms people's lungs and can cause heart disease apart from the climate change benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions really tremendous public health benefits. That are more immediate so do bro recommends that has countries past their covid recovery packages. They prioritize climate solutions such as clean energy and green transit. We could make a tremendous kind of down payment on the transition that we need to renewable energy if we're going to avoid catastrophic climate change and therefore catastrophic public health consequences climate connections is produced by the for environmental communication to hear more stories like this visit climate connections dot org.
Century-old Michigan home produces more energy than it uses
"Dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections in two thousand. Six macro coffee bought a century old house. In ann arbor michigan. It had a south facing roof big windows and heart pine floors dream house but it lacked insulation the windows lead and a fifty year old furnace. Chugged away all winter long. We had to put buckwheat pillows heated up in the microwave. Stuff down at the bottom of the bed to stay warm at night and then we would get the utility bill and it was like three hundred and fifty bucks a month grow. Cough was determined to reduce energy waste and cut carbon pollution. He installed a geothermal heating and cooling system and rooftop solar panels and replaced appliances added insulation and installed storm windows all while preserving the homes original character and meeting historic preservation standards in twenty fifteen the international living future institute certified grow costs home as net zero energy meaning it produces as much energy as it uses. Its the oldest house in the country to that certification. And we're looking forward to giving up that crown because he says to limit climate change. It's necessary to cut carbon pollution from all homes including the ones that have been around for generations.
Salt Lake Citys two sustainable fire stations
"Dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections fire. Department's mission is to protect people's lives and property and in salt lake city utah. The fire department prioritizes sustainability to we want to be part of the solution to our energy crisis and our environmental challenges that we have. We're always looking to minimize the carbon footprint. Active all our fire facilities that fire. Chief karl leib. He says the city opened two new fire stations in two thousand eighteen. Each has three hundred rooftop solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling now the city's installing even more solar panels at one of the stations with the goal of making it net zero that means it will produce at least as much energy as it uses and the firefighters like being there. It's really a home for the firefighters. They're there for forty hours straight. They eat their sleep there. And they feel very comfortable in these stations. And they're proud to be occupying these buildings. The buildings cost more to build than a typical fire station but there are also far more efficient with led lighting high performance windows in folding doors that minimize heat loss. So leap says the investment will pay off over time and energy savings and for the climate.
Solar-powered battery packs offer cheap electricity in Tanzania
"Dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections in sub saharan africa. Over five hundred million people live without electricity for lighting many of them use kerosene a fossil fuel that contributes to global warming emits toxic fumes. And can start dangerous fires so we started looking for a low cost way to provide electricity for an entire village. That's jeff schnur. Ceo of jazz energy. The company figured out a way to meet that goal without conventional power plants and a distribution grid in tanzania has an energy has built about seventy five solar hubs small buildings with solar panels on top. Two women from the community staff each hub. The women use the solar power to charge battery packs customers. Rent the packs and use them to power lights charge cell phones and for other small electricity needs. Schnur says it's cheaper to rent a battery pack that it is to buy kerosene so the approach not only helps protect the climate. He can save people money and improve their quality of life. The hub operators we call jazz stars. The women running locations are literally lighting up house by house in their community. When you sit down in here directly from someone how it's just a dream come true. It's pretty transformational.
Moms Clean Air Force: Fighting Air Pollution & Climate Change
"Dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections. Today is the third day of kwanza for me. Personally it's a period of reflection of preparation of really centering myself. In my culture spiritually see an celebrating african americans heather mcteer. Tony is senior director at mom's clean air force as an environmental activist. She takes time during kwanza to celebrate ways. African americans are taking climate action and she reflects on how their efforts body the holidays. Seven principles for example. She says green the church a group that mobilizes black congregations to fight. Climate change demonstrates imani or faith in action. Fresh start farms. A co-op of immigrant and refugee farmers in new hampshire shows emoji or unity and she says jima collective work is exemplified by the west. Atlanta watershed alliance. The nonprofit was started by community members. Who came together to reduce stormwater flooding. They helped residents collect water samples and protected. Local greenspace truly a real life example of not only collective work but the responsibility that we all feel to take care of our environment and to take care of each other the same time
Sixteen-year-old First Nations advocate speaks up for clean water
"I'm dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections in two thousand and three josephine. Menam walked around lake superior carrying a of water. It was the first of many walks. The initial avi grandmother took to call for more action to protect clean water autumn. Peltier great niece and a member of the Kong first nation when we're born as national by people automatically given that rule to protect the water in the land sixteen year old. Jay has followed in her footsteps as a water protector and climate activist. My anti josephine is one of my biggest role models and mentors like her aunt. Peltier participates in water walks and speaks at events at just twelve years old. She confronted canada's prime minister justin trudeau about his support for oil pipelines. That she said threatened clean water and at fourteen. She was named chief. Water commissioner for the initial nomination as a chief water commissioner given the role advocating for first nations communities around the great lakes penalties zandt previously held the position until she died in two thousand nineteen when she passed away. She told me to not stop doing the work that i was doing. And not to give up so peltier continues to protect the land and water of her people.
Gas stoves can generate indoor air pollution
"I'm dr anthony leiserowitz and this is climate connections about one third of. Us residents are cooking with gas natural. Gas stoves are common but research shows that they can pose. health risks. Brady seals is with the rocky mountain institute and environmental think tank. She has natural gas. Stoves can produce toxic indoor air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide which can harm people's lungs and carbon monoxide many of these same pollutants that we find from our car. Tailpipes are also omitted from our stove. When we're cooking. She says the federal government does not regulate indoor air quality but when people use gas burners ovens simultaneously the indoor air pollution can rise to levels. That would violate outdoor air standards. People smaller homes and older appliances are the most at risk so seals recommends using electric stoves. Instead when you switch to electric you can eliminate some of this potpourri of pollutants that comes while cooking in many parts of the country. Electricity is produced using fossil fuels but seal says that as utilities transition to more wind and solar electric stoves will increasingly run on clean. Renewable energy so cooking with electric will be healthier for people and the climate