Vermont Interfaith Power & Light

A faith-based response to global warming

GREEN MOUNTAINS, BLUE WATER

Earth Care News 

June 2017

In this newsletter:
Support VT Interfaith Power & Light!
People's Climate Fest! - a celebration of activism
Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord
Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord
Vermont Will Join Climate Alliance
There Is Still an Agreement
Arctic Ice Melt and Our Weather
Shareholders Force Exxon Mobil to Come Clean on Climate Change Cost
NY Appeals Court Rules Exxon Mobil Must Turn Over Global Warming Records
This is What the Demise of Oil Looks Like

Support VT Interfaith Power & Light!
We need your financial support to continue our work. Donations can be made online here. This can be a one-time or recurring donation. You can also send a check to:
VTIPL
P.O. Box 209
Richmond, VT 05477
We are very grateful for any amount you can give!

Peoples Climate Fest! - a celebration of activism
Come and connect with others at this celebration in Burlington at ArtsRiot (400 Pine Street) on Friday, June 9 from 5 pm - midnight. It's free admission and music all evening! And there's a great variety of food from the Truck Stop food trucks on Pine Street! More details are on Facebook.

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord
Read the details about Trump's action to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord in this National Public Radio (NPR) article. The action opens the way for China to take the lead.

Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord
An alliance of leaders from American cities, states, and companies are joining together and pledging to meet the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris accord. Former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is coordinating the effort. Read more in the New York Times article.

Vermont Will Join Climate Alliance
As reported in this Burlington Free Press piece, Governor Scott has announced that Vermont will join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states that will continue working toward the goals of the Paris agreement. Also, the mayors of Burlington, Miro Weinberger, and Montpelier, John Hollar, have joined with 150 other mayors from across the country and committed to upholding the Paris agreement goals.

There Is Still an Agreement
This week's Eco-Justice Notes provides more perspective on President Trump's action, including some fact checking.

Arctic Ice Melt and Our Weather

For many years, Rutgers Professor Jennifer Francis has been researching the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice and the effect this is having on the Jet Stream - the river of air in the atmosphere that is largely responsible for our weather. Watch this video (about 11 minutes long) to understand more about the "stuck" weather pattern we've been in this spring.

Shareholders Force Exxon Mobil to Come Clean on Climate Change Cost
In a "historic" surprise vote at the recent Exxon Mobil annual meeting, 62% of stockholders voted for a resolution to compel the company to be more open about impacts of climate change on the business. Read more in The Guardian.

NY Appeals Court Rules Exxon Mobil Must Turn Over Global Warming Records
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is probing Exxon Mobil for fraud in the public statements it has made on climate change. This Daily Kos article has details.

This is What the Demise of Oil Looks Like

The oil industry's prediction about the demand for oil could be off base. This Bloomberg news article describes another possible scenario.

VTIPL helps people of faith and spirit better understand the climate crisis and actions to care for Earth.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light
P.O. Box 209, Richmond, VT 05477
info@vtipl.org 802-434-3397 www.vtipl.org

 

 

 

 

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