[Ok-sus] climate change webinar

John Miggins jmiggins at cox.net
Thu Mar 14 01:47:55 UTC 2013

Here is an excellent panel , one of whom I have heard before, Dr. Heidi Cullen who wrote the book “the weather of the future” and has a compelling presentation on weather starting at the recording of weather and going through the next 50 years.


If viewed with an open mind you can’t help but learn and hopefully act accordingly.


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Welcome to The Impact Series: Game Changers in Sustainability

Green Builder Media's 2013 webinar series


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Extreme Weather: How the changing climate will affect our future


Dr. Heidi Cullen

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Eastern

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As Chief Climatologist for Climate Central and former Climate Expert at The Weather Channel, Dr. Heidi Cullen has firsthand insight into the changes that are taking place in our environment and how those changes will affect our lives. Join Green Builder Media President Ron Jones as he interviews Cullen on March 26 at 12 ET about the impacts of climate change on the U.S. and the recently released findings in the National Climate Assessment.

Dr. Heidi Cullen serves as Chief Climatologist for Climate Central — a non-profit science journalism organization headquartered in Princeton, NJ. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cullen is the author of The Weather of the Future published by Harper Collins. Before joining Climate Central, where she reports on climate and energy issues, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, a weekly television series focused on issues related to climate change and the environment. Prior to that Dr. Cullen worked as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. She received the NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellowship and spent two years at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society working to apply long-range climate forecasts to the water resources sector in Brazil and Paraguay. She is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Dr. Cullen also serves as a member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and went on to receive a Ph.D. in climatology and ocean-atmosphere dynamics at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.

It's Wrong to Wreck the World: The Moral Arguments for Climate Change Action


Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern

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Environmental philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore intimately understands the moral imperative of sustainability. As Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University and award-winning author of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (foreword by Desmond Tutu), Moore spends her time “exploring ethical, spiritual, and cultural relationships to the natural world”. Join The Green Builder®, Ron Jones, as he discuss with Moore our moral responsibility to address climate change and sustainability for future generations.

Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University and co-founder of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. Her recent award-winning book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril is a call to action on climate change from 100 of the world’s moral leaders. Since its publication, Moore has spoken at many dozens of gatherings around the country, making the case that climate change is a fundamentally moral crisis that requires us to re-define human virtue and the good life.

Moore is best known for her books of nature essays -- Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World, Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water, and The Pine Island Paradox, winner of the Oregon Book Award. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Audubon, Discover, Connotations, Earth Island Journal, and Orion, where she serves on the Board of Directors. 



John Miggins



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From: Ok-sus [mailto:ok-sus-bounces at lists.oksustainability.org] On Behalf Of Robert Gregory
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:51 PM
To: Timothy Tillman; Bob Moore - Biodiesel; ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org
Subject: Re: [Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe


Good points, Timothy. His comments were offensive.





Robert Gregory
Executive Director
(918) 289-9228

Timothy Tillman <TTillman2 at uco.edu> wrote:

Let’s try again! Mr. Moore, I am truly grateful for your work on behalf of renewable energy. I would like to respectfully question a couple of your statements if I may. 

1.       “Senator Jim Inhofe who is 100% correct about global warming.”

Senator Inhofe (and please note the appropriate use of his title as opposed to “Obama”) has a BA from TU with no apparent science major/minor program. The climate scientists who document and report evidence of global climate change by and large have PhD behind their name. For a non-biased source, try this http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence

2.       “Global Warming people believe they are smarter than GOD and it is up to you to solve the world problems.”

So, anyone who believes in a different deity or even none at all should trust yours to fix everything?

I look forward to your response! 



From: Ok-sus [mailto:ok-sus-bounces at lists.oksustainability.org] On Behalf Of Bob Moore - Biodiesel
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 2:06 PM
To: ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org
Subject: Re: [Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe


I have been involved with Green Energy for many years.  I have been a member of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council  for years,  I am involved with Biodiesel and with SIPS Housing.


I find it odd that some people are so upset with Senator Jim Inhofe who is 100% correct about global warming.  Wish these people were as upset with all the lies from Obama.


I can show you global warming --- when a farmer plows a field - the temp goes up in the earth and in the air but that does not mean is it bad.  How many bombs was explored in World War II yet the earth recovered .  Global Warming people believe they are smarter than GOD and it is up to you to solve the world problems.


The Federal Government should be involved with global warmer issues at all.


Bob Moore



Bob Moore Biodiesel - Bob Moore Commercial Financing - phone 580-695-0331 - www.biodieselok.webs.com <http://www.biodieselok.webs.com/>   - email  <mailto:bobmoorebiodiesel at yahoo.com> bobmoorebiodiesel at yahoo.com



From: Vicke Adams <vicke at vickeadams.com>
To: ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org 
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:18 PM
Subject: [Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe


I am fuming. I got the e-mail you will find below from Senator Inhofe when I wrote regarding his position on global warming. My reply e-mail is also below. I know that it doesn’t do any good to argue with him on this subject as he wrote a whole book of bullsh**t on the subject. However, I just can’t stand it that he thinks he can throw out these lies to his constituents and get away with it. Does he think we are all stupid? I guess if they keep reducing education funding maybe they will get a generation that is stupid enough to accept his phony baloney.

I wish everyone would write to him and give him the facts of which he seems to be ignorant. Maybe, at least he would begin to figure out that there are people in Oklahoma who cannot be duped by him and others like him with their hands in the pockets of oil and gas.

Ugh… thanks for letting me vent.



From: Vicke Adams [mailto:vicke at vickeadams.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:06 PM
To: 'Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov'
Subject: RE: Responding to your message


Dear Senator Inhofe,

The “leak” by blogger Alec Rawls took one sentence from a large IPCC report and used it out of context to try to support his uneducated view of climate change. In fact, there was no manipulation of data by scientists as you claim. No credible, science-educated person agrees with that view.  Michael Mann, a climatologist and the director of Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University stated that solar forcing has been flat over the past fifty years during which we've seen the greatest amount of warming. He said that there was nothing in the new IPCC report that in any way calls that conclusion into question.

Furthermore, former climate change skeptic and physics professor, Richard Muller, PhD, in a study heavily funded by Bill Gates and the Koch Charitable Foundation, came to the conclusion that not only is climate change real, it is man-made.

Muller writes: “Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause.” 

The Berkeley project’s research has shown, Muller says, “that the average temperature of the Earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of one and a half degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover, it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases.”

While it may be true that the United States cannot unilaterally fix the problem, we certainly can be leaders in the solution. Right now, thanks to leaders without vision, or those with too many rewards from the oil and gas industry, the U.S. is behind many other industrial countries in reducing the causes of global warming. 

As a mother and a grandmother, I recognize that much more than our economic well-being is a stake. The future lives of our grandchildren are threatened by political leaders who refuse to accept what has been proven by science. Please, get your facts straight and start thinking about helping to ensure a future for both our grandchildren.

Vicke Adams, MSES

Proctor, OK


From: Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov [mailto:Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:11 PM
To: vicke at vickeadams.com
Subject: Responding to your message


Dear Vicke: 


Thank you for your correspondence.  As your voice in Washington, I appreciate the opportunity to know your views on climate change. 


As a father of four and a grandfather of twelve, I am extremely concerned that measures to address climate change would lower the quality of life and economic well-being of future generations.  When I became the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee in 2003, I decided to closely examine the scientific evidence as to whether global warming was real, man-made, and potentially catastrophic, as many were asserting.  I learned from many credible scientists, who began to contact me about the issue, that the science behind global warming was, in fact, not settled. Additional research confirmed for me that the catastrophic global warming hypothesis was wrong. My skepticism was further confirmed in 2009 when leaked emails from scientists contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) exposed that they manipulated data using flawed science to arrive at their so-called consensus claims.   


Nevertheless, the Obama Administration is determined to implement global warming regulations that will impose the largest tax increase in American history, generate higher energy prices, and destroy jobs with very little impact on global greenhouse gases.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis has shown that cap-and-trade would fail to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, something its proponents claim is central to cap-and-trade legislation.  China has already passed the United States as the leading carbon dioxide emitter, and India is not far behind.  Without matching efforts to limit these gases among developing nations, the United States stands to lose thousands of jobs, many of which would go to countries without global warming regulations.  In reality, unilateral action would result in increased emissions globally, because efficient manufacturing in our country would be exported to less efficient countries without greenhouse gas emission restrictions.  I am thus committed to stopping legislation that would impose financial hardships on the American people under the auspices of providing a solution to climate change. 

Thank you again for taking the time to express your concerns. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me again. 



James M. Inhofe
United States Senator


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