Weather officials and experts have confirmed that last month was the hottest October ever globally.
Legislatively Speaking By Senator Lena C. Taylor You would have had to have been under a rock to have missed all the news stories about unprecedented heat waves. Domestic and international life-threatening temperatures have consumed communities. Many climate scientists believe that July has been the hottest the Earth has experienced in 120,000 years! Let that […]
Milwaukee has a once-in-a-generation window to think big and work with residents to increase opportunity in our central city neighborhoods.
By Karen Stokes The President hailed the Inflation Reduction Act as he signed it on Tuesday as the “final piece” of his domestic agenda. It is projected to lower US emissions by up to 44% by 2030, compared with the current US trajectory, which would lower emissions by up to 35%, according to an analysis […]
By Quill Robinson President Joe Biden has pledged to cut America’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. He intends to meet this ambitious target through a wave of new federal spending and government programs. Yet, our best hope for reducing carbon emissions isn’t new government spending. It’s a technological sea-change – one that can […]
By Alex Lasry Last week’s severe weather, that knocked out power for tens of thousands of people across Southeast Wisconsin, is just the latest proof that climate change is real, and we are already seeing its profound effects on the people of Wisconsin. This storm was just the latest in a series of severe weather […]
By Hayley Crandall The Committee on Parks, Energy, and Environment has recommended adoption of two climate change combat proposals sponsored by Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, a press release announced earlier this week. The first resolution focuses on committing Milwaukee County to going carbon neutral by 2050. Additionally, it requests the Director of Sustainability develop a plan […]
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz Climate change isn’t a new idea, nor is the use of clean and renewable energy, but in recent years the topic has generated more momentum and has been on the forefront of people’s mind. Earlier this week, Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Scott Spiker (District 13) and other community leaders unveiled the city’s […]
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz Stephanie Salgado, 18, is no stranger to the devastating affects of climate change. In her home country of Honduras, Salgado saw farmers struggle to buy food because of poor crops and beaches overrun with plastic and oil spills. Instead of simply bearing witness, Salgado decided to do something about it and became […]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The climate crisis is real. From the devastating extreme weather events made worse by climate change to the public health implications of increased pollution like heightened asthma attacks, communities are feeling the impacts of this crisis first and worst. Experts said real solutions to the climate crisis […]