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St. Petersburg launches ‘Ready for 100’ clean energy campaign

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In St. Petersburg, Mayor Rick Kriseman has been a leader in taking steps to contend with the deleterious affects with climate change and sea level rise. That includes signing an executive order last August creating the office of sustainability, and now signing a Sierra Club back initiative that aims to have St. Pete become the first city in Florida to depend solely on clean, renewable energy. The #ReadyFor100 campaign was initiated by the national environment organization last year. It’s goal challenging 100 cities…

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Sierra Club head believes GOP will eventually come around on climate change

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Although all of the Republican presidential candidates on the stump over the past year have shown little interest in proposing legislation to combat climate change, the head of one of the nation’s leading environmental organizations says that’s going to change soon. “I have no doubt in my mind that, in a few years from now, you’ll see leaders up and down the Republican Party join in with leaders up and down the Democratic Party in acknowledging the obvious climate change is real,…

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Barack Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska

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President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn’t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It’s a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the world follows his and America’s lead by making sweeping cuts to greenhouse gases. Lest his sense of urgency get lost, Obama was to drive the message home on…

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