Earth Day evolves with knowledge

first_imgThat’s when the really bad projections could come true. At that point, wildfires would become 55percent more frequent. Los Angeles would suffer through 100 more 90-degree-plus days each year. The Sierra Nevada spring snowpack would decrease by as much as 90percent. The sea level would shoot upward. Wine grapes would die. “The economic impacts are going to be huge if we don’t do something,” said Kassie Siegel, climate program director for the nonprofit conservation group Center for Biological Diversity. “It’ll be much, much cheaper to mitigate the effects of global warming than to adapt to it. There’s moral arguments, there’s ethical impacts, but just look at the economic impact.” Jerry Taylor does – and he doesn’t care. Taylor is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute, a Washington-based public policy think tank, and he dismisses the debate about global warming as hysteria. Not long after Earth Day celebrations began, he notes, there was a scare about global cooling, and that turned out to be nothing. “The only people who paint a bleak picture are political activists with an ax to grind,” Taylor said. “It’s very difficult to find big disaster scenarios because very little of the U.S. economy is affected by the weather.” The sector that matters to Mike Conroy, however, is directly affected by the weather. He’s a strawberry farmer with Conroy Farms Inc. who tends 150acres of crops in Camarillo and Oxnard. Conroy is keenly aware of the frost earlier this year and then Friday’s long-awaited rain. If it gets hotter, he said, farmers will find a way to adapt. Trading in his pickup for a Toyota Prius, he figures, won’t make much of a difference. “If I started trying to speculate about whether we have global warming or not, I’d be a basket case,” he said. “I don’t see that it would be that radical in my period of time. I’ve got five years left, so I don’t know, but it’s not something I stay awake worrying about.” There are plenty of people who do, though. Siegel envisions a world that increasingly relies on energy-efficient appliances, solar panels on every house, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. People would live closer to their offices, telecommute more often and eat locally grown food. “There’s different ways this story can go,” she said. “In the scenario I want to see, we can have some changes and adaptations. … In another scenario, we don’t start reducing emissions, and in another 10 years, we’ll … see 20-foot sea level rise and a die-off of a third of the world’s species. “We will have massive, unacceptable impacts to human life and our economy.” All this talk of disaster could drive someone to drink – perhaps a cabernet or petite syrah from Paul Dolan’s Mendocino Wine Co. Dolan has been in the wine business all his life and heads the Wine Institute, an advocacy group for California vintners. He also very much believes in global warming. “It’s going to get warmer here,” Dolan said. “We’re going to run out of territory where we can grow grapes. My sons are fifth-generation winemakers, and I think that in their lifetime, they may have to find new crops to grow.” And so, partially out of concern for the planet, partially out of concern for his family business, he’s going carbon neutral. Next week, he’ll begin converting his operation to rely on solar panels and biodiesel fuel. “Global warming is probably the single most significant event in our lifetime,” he said. “If there should be a war on something, it should be on global warming. It’s going to affect everybody on the planet in some way.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the future, a spring ski trip to Mammoth could find no snow. California zinfandel grapes could shrivel into raisins. Zuma Beach could become Zuma Seafloor. On the first Earth Day, celebrated 37 years ago, global warming was not a hot topic. People drove big, V-8 cars, burned leaves in their yards and tossed out bottles and newspapers. Recycling was for hippies, and future technology would solve whatever problems came along. Today, people drive hybrids, tote their bottles and cans to the recycling bin and nod approvingly as Al Gore hefts his Oscar for spreading the word of a world growing warmer. Environmentalism has become somewhat hip, and global warming – or its less-politically loaded cousin, climate change – has entered popular consciousness like never before. But scholars warn that’s not enough. “Global warming is not a problem of tomorrow,” said Amy Luers, a climate scientist with the nongovernmental policy group Union of Concerned Scientists. “It’s a problem of today.” Luers’ group projects that the average temperature in California will rise about 1to 2.3degrees Fahrenheit in the next few decades no matter what. If we cut down on emissions, the temperature will still continue to go up another 3to 5.5degrees by the end of the century. But if we only curb emissions somewhat, the temperatures are predicted to rise by about 5.5to 8degrees by 2100. And if we continue down the path to higher emissions, stoked by a growing population and continued reliance on fossil fuels, temperatures could climb an average 10degrees. last_img read more

Abdallah ready to fight for senior team chance

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars forward Abdallah Hassan celebrates his goal against Sudan during the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala, Uganda on December 11, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 13 – Bandari FC winger Abdallah Hassan says he is yearning to fight for a place in the senior national team after starring so far at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala, Uganda where he has scored two goals in as many matches.The Bandari FC winger scored Kenya’s lone goal in the 1-0 win over Tanzania on match day one and stepped off the bench to score the equalizer in the 2-1 win over Sudan in the second Group A match on Tuesday. Speaking to Capital Sport the winger says he will keep working hard at the tournament and hopes he can do enough to convince head coach Francis Kimanzi to hand him more chances after only managing a handful substitute appearances for the senior team.“I am ready to step up if the coach gives me a chance I am ready. I want to work harder in this tournament to show that I should get that chance. Before the tournament the coach told us that this is our platform to prove ourselves so that we can be considered for the AFCON qualifiers next year,” stated the midfielder.He added; “I have never scored a goal for the national team and it gives me so much joy that I have scored two so far. It is not the end, but a challenge for me to keep working and hopefully score more in the remaining games.”Harambee Stars forward Abdallah Hassan in action against Sudan during the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala, Uganda on December 11, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHaving failed to get off the group phase of the club competition with Bandari earlier in July, Hassan says he is determined to right the wrongs and win a regional title with the national team.“It will be a huge achievement for me and the team. We came here as the defending champions and we have to go home with the trophy intact. That is our primary objective,” noted the winger.Stars will finish off their group phase matches with a tie against Zanzibar on Saturday afternoon and will only require a point to finish top of Group B and set up a semi-final tie against the team that finishes second from Group B.But, Abdallah says the team will be going for victory against the islanders in what will be a repeat of the 2017 final where Kenya won on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time.“We need to keep our winning momentum to top the group and we will not relax in this match. They are a good team and they are also looking for a win to qualify so we know it will not be an easy match,” added the winger.0Shares0000(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kings to begin food drive tonight

first_imgThe Los Angeles Kings will begin their annual food drive at tonight’s game against the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center. Non-perishable food items and money will be collected at all entrances to Staples Center. The drive will benefit the Midnight Mission, which provides the homeless with goods and services. Fans making donations will receive a raffle ticket for every item or dollar donated for a drawing for a team-autographed replica jersey. The drive will conclude at Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre last_img read more

Quotes from Fergie

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “D Squared. They’re designers that I really love. I put them in my video. They’re fierce.”— Fergie on who designed her dress black mini dress for the red capet.“I think I was having a nervous breakdown. I was in this business for a long time. I was a little girl with big dreams. And tonight, one of those big dreams came true.”— Fergie on the surprise of her win as pop-rock female artist.last_img read more

CALLING ALL DONEGAL ENTREPRENEURS – CREATIVE MEETINGS THIS WEEK

first_imgDonegal’s Local Enterprise Office is hosting a ‘Creative Network Meeting’ in Inishowen today in the Carndonagh Public Service Centre at 2pm and in Letterkenny on Thursday, 21st April at 2.30pm in the Local Enterprise Office, Ballyraine.Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office is hosting ‘Creative Network Meetings’ in Inishowen and Letterkenny this week.Open to all creative entrepreneurs, and those who would like a career in the creative industry, the pilot network meetings are part of Donegal’s LEO ‘Strategic Action Plan for Creative Entrepreneurship in Donegal’.The Inishowen Creative Network Meeting takes place today, Tuesday 19th April at 2pm in the Carndonagh Public Service Centre and the Letterkenny Creative Network Meeting takes place on Thursday, 21st April at 2.30pm in the Local Enterprise Office, Ballyraine. The meetings in Inishowen and Letterkenny will mark the final opportunity for creatives to join, before the Creative Networks are formally set up in May 2016.The Creative Network Meetings follow on from the success of Donegal Business Week, which saw a host of the county’s creative talent gather together to breathe new life into an unused commercial building in Letterkenny. Taking over the Centre Building on Justice Walsh Road, artists and designers turned the space into a hub of creativity, showcasing the work of some of Donegal’s best talent.The exhibition was curated by Adrian Kelly of The Glebe Gallery, Churchill and brought together 48 of Donegal’s creative entrepreneurs across a wide range of disciplines, including music, fine art, sculpture, film-making, graphic design, illustration, fashion design, ceramics and wood-turning. Exhibitors included members of Donegal Designer Makers, Local Hands of Ballyshannon, artist Sean O’ Brogain, DNK Media Production, Redmond Herrity Sculpture, Mulroy Music, Andromeda Artisans and historical costume maker, Thomas Brogan. An interactive workshop entitled ‘Connecting Your Creative Talent’, helped participants share experiences and learn from other creative businesses, as well as offering advice on the latest supports available under the EU project ‘My Creative Edge’.Guest speakers visiting Donegal for the event included Jonathan Ball, glass and metal artist, Javier Burón Garcia, director of Limerick Fab Lab, Gary Reddin, illustrator and designer and Pauline White, policy analyst, Western Development Commission.Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal’s LEO, said: “The Donegal Local Enterprise Office launched A Strategic Action Plan For Creative Entrepreneurship in Donegal in May 2015. A key aim of this strategy is to raise the profile and visibility of the creative sector in the county. The exhibition during Donegal Business Week highlighted the immense and diverse talent we have in the creative sector in Donegal and we’re keen to build on that now. To this end, I would encourage anyone working in the creative sector in Donegal to attend our Creative Network Meetings so that they might benefit from the opportunities that joining the network presents.”For more information on Donegal’s LEO, contact www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or contact LEO on 074 91 60735.CALLING ALL DONEGAL ENTREPRENEURS – CREATIVE MEETINGS THIS WEEK was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreativedonegalEnterprise Officelast_img read more

Even Arsenal fans are in love with Spurs star after World Cup wonder goal

first_img 1 What a start! England 1-0 up against Croatia inside five minutes in their most important game for 28 years.The goal in the semi-final match came courtesy of a delightful Kieran Trippier free-kick from just outside the box – his first international goal. GET IN! I LOVE YOU TRIPPIER EVEN THOUGH I’M AN ARSENAL FAN #ItsComingHome #ENG— Josh Brett (@PjanicAtTh3Isco) July 11, 2018 And of course Twitter went crazy over the Tottenham man’s goal including Arsenal fans of all people!Below you can see the best tweets from England and Arsenal fans marvelling at Trippier’s early strike including another wonderful celebration from talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy! #trippier even Arsenal fans are loving you now.. what a strike !! #engcro #WorldCup #CRO #BringItHome— Akshat_S (@Akshat909) July 11, 2018 What a strike from Trippier, hate to say it as an Arsenal fan but that boy is class.— CameronMellin (@CameronMellin) July 11, 2018 #ENGCRO England look well drilled and organized, and Kieran Trippier needs to find himself in an Arsenal shirt next season— Blake Richard (@blakerichard681) July 11, 2018 BOOOOOM!!!!!!!! 1-0 ENGLAND.What a start – Trippier you beauty!#ENGCRO— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 11, 2018 #trippier even Arsenal fans are loving you now.. what a strike !! #engcro #WorldCup #CRO #BringItHome— Akshat_S (@Akshat909) July 11, 2018 YESSSSSSS! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿@JasonCundy05 absolutely loses it over Kieran Trippier’s goal 😂😂#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/Q9AfISsGHt— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 Trippier celebrates as England got off to a flyer Trippier has been the best player this tournament! He’s proved himself on the highest level! and that’s from an Arsenal fan!— Rob Webb (@WebbyAFC) July 11, 2018 Wow, just wow. Trippier you little hero. What a start.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 11, 2018last_img read more

ELECTION 2014: WATSON WARNS OF MEDICAL CARD STYLE CUTS TO SNA PROVISION

first_imgElection candidate John Watson has claimed new rules governing the allocation of Special Needs Assistants could see a medical card style cull of SNA supports in Donegal schools.Fianna Fail’s John WatsonThe Fianna Fail candidate was commenting on a circular from the Department of Education outlining strict new rules on SNA supports, including constant reviews that could result in children losing support with little warning.The Letterkenny businessman said this appears to be putting huge amount of red tape in the way of access to special needs supports. “Schools will be buried in paperwork trying to ensure that children with needs get the help that they need to develop within the classroom setting.“The allocation of a Special Needs Assistants will be subject to an annual review and time bound to 3 years subject to these annual reviews. It means that parents and schools will be forced to go through constant reviews, re-applications and appeals processes. This is an unnecessary burden on already overstretched teachers and parents.”The circular also says that in order to get SNA support ‘the care needs outlined must be of such significance that they are beyond that which would normally be expected to be provided to a child by the child’s class teacher’.“It is clear from this that the bar will be extremely high for a child with special needs to get any access to a SNA supports. “Schools will also be required to put in place a Personal Pupil Plan outlining the pupil’s special care needs and showing how the SNA will be deployed to assist the pupil. The circular does not offer any real definition of what should be in a Personal Pupil Plan.“At secondary level, it seems that it will be more or less impossible to access any SNA support. The Department says that ‘only students with chronic and serious care needs’ should need SNA support and that ‘continued and ongoing access to SNA support is generally not desirable for post-primary students’. The tone of this statement is deeply unsympathetic.”He concluded that this is alarming for those responsible for the care of children with special needs.“We have already seen how the application of bureaucracy and red tape to the discretionary medical card process has caused distress and led to thousands of very sick and disabled people losing their medical card without warning.“I fear that the same underhand tactics are now being applied to children with special educational needs and will result in covert cull of SNA supports in our schools,” he added. ELECTION 2014: WATSON WARNS OF MEDICAL CARD STYLE CUTS TO SNA PROVISION was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalelectionJOhn WatsonSNAlast_img read more

49ers offensive linemen play Sharks superfans in Game 7

first_imgSAN JOSE – Joe Staley wanted it documented: He didn’t just hop on the San Jose Sharks bandwagon that sledded toward the Western Conference final.“I’ve been a long-time Sharks fan,” Staley, the 49ers’ left tackle, said before Wednesday night’s Game 7 win against Colorado.Staley, a 13th-year veteran, is leading a slew of 49ers now moonlighting as unabashed Sharks groupies. At least 16 players attended Game 7.Related Articles Jimmy Garoppolo in a class with iconic one-name QBs, …last_img

‘Jacks earn first win

first_imgStoner got the ‘Jacks going with an unassisted … Four different Humboldt State women’s soccer players found the back of the net as the ‘Jacks earned win No. 1 of the season with a 4-0 shutout against William Jessup, Saturday afternoon at HSU.Humboldt had scored just two goals heading into Saturday’s game.They matched that sum by halftime and by the end of the contest, had doubled it.Lindsay Stoner, Sabine Postma, Pikake Hix and Rose Harman each scored a goal for Humboldt in the win.last_img