NewEnergyNews: THE CLEAR AND PRESENT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING -- A good rate design is hard to find
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING -- Growing Pains For Community Solar
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING – VP Joe Biden Talks Solar
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING -- Solar as utility partner and good citizen of the grid
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Energy Storage In California Debated
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Public Utility For Hawaii?
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING -- Beyond batteries; The Many Ways To Store Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING -- Solar Vows Fight For A Level Playing Field
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: What EVs Can Do For The Grid
  • QUICK NEWS, June 20: Welcome To The Heat Dome; The Crucial Concept Of Storing Solar; Pacific Ocean Windpower Coming On
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: World New Energy Booms
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  • Weekend Video: Climate Denial – Sign Of Civilization’s Decline?
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • Friday, December 21, 2012

    THE CLEAR AND PRESENT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    Report finds climate change already having major effects on ecosystems, species

    December 19, 2012 (PhysOrg)

    “Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of their life events – such as flowering, laying eggs or migrating – at faster rates than researchers documented just a few years ago, according to a technical report on biodiversity and ecosystems used as scientific input for the 2013 Third National Climate Assessment.

    “…Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services [by 60-plus federal, academic and other scientists] synthesizes the scientific understanding of the way climate change is affecting ecosystems, ecosystem services and the diversity of species, as well as what strategies might be used by natural resource practitioners to decrease current and future risks…”

    [Nancy Grimm, professor, Arizona State University' School of Life Sciences/report lead author:] "These geographic range and timing changes are causing cascading effects that extend through ecosystems, bringing together species that haven't previously interacted and creating mismatches between animals and their food sources…"

    “Grimm, who is also a senior sustainability scientist at ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability, explained that such mismatches in the availability and timing of natural resources can influence species' survival; for example, if insects emerge well before the arrival of migrating birds that rely on them for food, it can adversely affect bird populations. Earlier thaw and shorter winters can extend growing seasons for insect pests such as bark beetles, having devastating consequences for the way ecosystems are structured and function. This can substantially alter the benefits people derive from ecosystems, such as clean water, wood products and food…”

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