Activist group Neighborhoods Organizing For Change is homeless for the moment but still active. A fire destroyed the NOC office and several other buildings on Wednesday morning at 913 West Broadway in Minneapolis.
More wheezing asthmatic kids, the Florida Everglades wiped out, a risk to national security – those are just a few of the looming and very real impacts of climate change President Obama outlined in a warning aimed at getting action to reverse it.
“There’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” Obama said in his weekly presidential address.
“2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century. This winter was cold in parts of our country – as some folks in Congress like to point out – but around the world, it was the warmest ever recorded.”
Aiming his address not just at Congress, but at those who spread disinformation Obama said “Climate change can no longer be denied – or ignored.”
Part of the solution is cutting carbon emissions which drive global warming. According to Obama, solar and wind power has been helped the US cut carbon emissions by 10% since 2007 and China, one of the world’s largest polluters, has also agreed to cut carbon emissions.
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What Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said in his State of the State address Thursday night generally energized Democrats and brought criticism from Republicans. But the Governor was also chided by lawmakers from both parties for some of the things he didn't talk about.
Governor Mark Dayton delivers his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature in the Chamber of the Minnesota House of Representatives.