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  • Global Warming | Environment Florida
    Clear Victory for Florida Future Generations Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center In the Path of the Storm After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat devastating wildfires severe storms and record flooding a new Environment America report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future The report found that already 4 out of 5 Americans live in counties affected by federally declared weather related disasters since 2006 Last year s Hurricane Irene which resulted in the death of 45 people in the 13 states hit by the storm and an estimated 7 3 billion in damage is one of the extreme weather events highlighted in the report Read more about In the Path of the Storm Report Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Summer on the Road Our oil dependence risks our environment to disasters like oil spills endangers our climate with the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution each year and threatens our families health With prices in some areas hitting 4 per gallon once again our oil consumption is also putting an incredible burden on American families finances It s time for us to break our dependence on oil Recognizing this the Obama administration is working to finalize standards for our cars and light trucks that would achieve 54 5 mpg by 2025 that would be the single biggest step we have ever taken to get off oil A new report Summer on the Road Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas demonstrates the enormous benefits we would see just from having these cleaner cars on the road during this summer driving season Read more about Summer on the Road Result Doing the research Extreme Weather Extreme weather events like the hurricanes that blow off our coast every year lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage What s more scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such instances in the future Our new report Global Warming and Extreme Weather shined a light on what could become the new normal if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution Save Florida Families 590 Annually Florida families could save 590 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today according to a new report by Environment Florida Saving energy in our buildings would also help Florida s fight against global warming reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 35 percent the equivalent of taking 12 6 million cars off the road or shutting down 15 coal fired power plants Read more about Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution Save Florida Families 590 Annually News Release Obama Administration to Protect Americans Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standardsfor New Power

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/topics/global-warming?page=3 (2016-05-01)
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  • Global Warming | Environment Florida
    greener future Connect with us Like Us Follow Us Contact About Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All Global Warming Solutions NO BEES NO FOOD 100 Renewable Energy News Action Jobs Donate Global Warming News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Fossil Fuel Stranglehold on Climate in Congress Need Not Thwart U S Progress Despite the political dominance of fossil fuel interests and their effective veto of any progress on energy and climate policy in Congress the U S can dramatically reduce global warming emissions according to a study released today by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center Environment Florida Research and Policy Center was joined today by Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda and students Cornerstone Learning Community to release an analysis showing that local governments and states with an assist from federal agencies can cut carbon pollution dramatically by 2030 Moncrief provided the following statement Despite the political dominance of fossil fuel interests and their effective veto of any progress on energy and climate policy in the U S Congress the U S can and must dramatically reduce global warming emissions We re here today to show why Florida has a very important role to play in this

    Original URL path: http://environmentflorida.org/topics/global-warming?page=4 (2016-05-01)
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