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St. Pete giving free tickets to screening of Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ sequel

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Council Chair Darden Rice and Sustainability & Resiliency Manager Sharon Wright are distributing a limited number of free tickets to a screening of the upcoming film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.” The film, which screens Thursday evening, is a sequel to the 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film again features former Vice-President Al Gore discussing the dangers that climate change presents for the world today and in the coming years and decades.

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Urban Land Institute’s report advises St. Pete how to tackle climate change

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A nonprofit research organization is working with St. Petersburg officials on ways for the city to prepare for the effects of climate change. Among the recommendations put forth in “Realizing Resiliency,” a new report published Monday by the Tampa Bay chapter of the Urban Land Institute: The city should create a cabinet-level Chief of Resilience Officer, implement a resiliency and sustainability action plan, and target vulnerable infrastructure and buildings that could benefit from emergency preparedness.

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Bob Buckhorn says Tampa is doing plenty to combat climate change

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Although Bob Buckhorn isn’t likely to sign onto a Sierra Club pledge putting Tampa on record as attempting a 100 clean energy portfolio by a certain year, his administration says he’s doing plenty to combat the negative implications of climate change on the city. Buckhorn did join St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman in signing on to a group of over 300 mayors earlier this month who say they intend to fully the intended mission of the Paris Climate agreement, which President Trump…

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Bob Buckhorn not ready to sign Sierra Club commitment of moving Tampa toward 100% clean energy future

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After President Donald Trump said that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord earlier this month, Bob Buckhorn joined a list of nearly 300 mayors around the nation to proclaim that the city of Tampa would continue to push for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That’s fine, say local environmental leaders, but they really want the mayor to sign on to pledge to agree to transition to 100 percent clean renewable,…

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