Climate solutions for the Florida Panhandle

350 Pensacola provides local support for the global 350.org campaign. We offer lectures, discussion courses, workshops and other activities to encourage people to examine their personal values and habits and develop strategies for acting on their commitment to a healthy Earth and sustainable future.

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Climate Update: Florence, our extended summer, and renewables rising

Where do Florida candidates stand on energy, climate? SACE posts information on US senate candidates Nelson and Scott The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has posted information on where US Sen. Bill Nelson and the GOP candidate for his seat, Gov. Rick Scott, stand on energy and climate issues. SACE is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization […]

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Key departures in DC could impact future climate action

Former coal lobbyist named acting EPA chief after Pruitt’s resignation EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned on July 5 after 18 months of persistent dismantling of a slew of environmental regulations, especially those aimed at curbing climate change by reducing emissions from power plants and vehicles. The resignation came amidst a growing list of allegations about […]

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CLIMATE UPDATE – May 2018

Gulf of Mexico and its ‘stream’ are in the news…and it’s not good Weakening Gulf Stream could have major climate impacts   The Gulf Stream is weaker today than it has been in the last one thousand years, according to new research. Likely consequences of this weakening include severe freezes in Europe, faster sea-level rise […]

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2017 Climate Change Update

When it comes to climate, we are in a time of extremes, growing concern, and denial The year 2017 was a year of more warming, more rapid melting of ice sheets, and extreme weather events from hurricanes and flooding to drought and wildfires. There were major advancements in climate research, and the percentage of Americans […]

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Public Comment Sought on New Oil and Gas Leases in Gulf

Over the next five years, the U.S. government will grant new leases for oil and gas exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) held a public hearing on May 19 in Mobile, Alabama. Four representatives of 350 Pensacola attended the informational session. Click here to read and download […]

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Climate Update

Florida’s climate preparation grade: C- How well prepared are the states for climate change impacts? According to a report by Climate Central, states vary greatly, from five states getting A grades—California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania—to five getting F’s—Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Texas. “States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card” is a national analysis […]

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Something positive about hurricanes?

On Tuesday evening, May 10, 350 Pensacola continues its programs to help inform the public about climate science. Dr. Jason Ortegren will share his research documenting how hurricanes striking the southeastern U.S. have historically had the beneficial effect of ending droughts plaguing the region. He will also discuss how the growth rings of living and preserved […]

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350.org’s Break Free Campaign

Most of you probably already know that we are affiliated with 350.org, the well-known, global environmental group started by Bill McKibben. I am now the official liaison between the national group and our local 350 Pensacola group.  I will be reporting on national-level events and news, especially if it is of interest to our local […]

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