We enjoyed more than a hundred enthusiastic visitors at our “History of the Universe” table on April 22 at the Rally for Science ZooMT !
Citizens’ Climate Education (Billings) and Eco-Angela (a program of Angela’s Piazza in Billings) volunteers presented two activities: a puppet show modified from Dr. Wendy Ring of Climate911, called “Montana D.O.G.S: Dozens of Good Solutions,” and an interactive exhibit of the Scientific History of the Universe, geared toward families.
We presented the model of the 14 Billion Year history of the universe from the Big Bang to the present, by late astronomer, cosmologist, and public educator, Carl Sagan. In this model, each month covers a little more than a billion years. The month of December covers the billion years since the earth’s atmosphere became oxygenated. No surprise, the dinosaurs were the biggest hit!
The April 23 Billings Gazette featured the puppet show in an article on the Rally for Science, Billings Gazette.
For more information, see this article CCL News January 19, 2017. You can request a puppet show through climate911.org.
Contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org about a performance in Montana!
On February 24, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis posted on ieefa.org about the recent announcement by ExxonMobil to its shareholders that at the end of 2016, it has 19% “fewer proven and probable oil reserves.”
This is a good introduction to how Exxon “suddenly became smaller.” And why.
This Wall Street Journal article from November, 2016, reports on the trend of global oil producers beginning to acknowledge the inevitability of a shift from oil-based fuels to natural gas and renewables.
This report is about the benefits of Investing in a Clean Energy Economy.
“Economic risks of unmitigated climate change to American businesses and long-term investors are large and unacceptable.” This was the finding of the Risky Business Project, in their initial report in 2014, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.”
The Co-Chairs of the Project are Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson Jr., and Tom Steyer.
Very useful data and analysis using modeling of four possible pathways to an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
One of the policy foundations they call for is a price on carbon.
Eric S. Godoy and Aaron Jaffe’s opinion was published today in the Opinion in New York Times. They say “We don’t need a war on climate change, we need a revolution.”