Proposed Climate Change Platform for March 6 Colorado Precinct Caucuses

Posted on February 21, 2018

Platform Elements:

1. Accelerate a just transition away from fossil fuels by achieving 100% of electric energy from renewables by 2030, while creating millions of living wage jobs nationwide and investing in those communities harmed by fossil fuel development.

2. Revolutionize electrical and transportation infrastructure by investing in state-of-the-art renewable energy, public transportation, energy grids, and electrical storage systems.

3. Resume international leadership and re-join the Paris Climate Agreement.

4. Recognize the global consensus on climate science by increasing funding for, and restoring credible leadership to, science-based agencies.

5. Protect irreplaceable environmental resources by banning drilling in coastal areas and public lands, including the Arctic Wildlife Refuge.

6. Recognize the Mission 2020 goals of the G20 world leaders, based on the need to “bend the curve” of increasing greenhouse-gas emissions downwards by 2020. *

Support 100 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on January 24, 2018

In response to calls from residents and elected officials of Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, and Estes Park to move toward 100 percent renewable electricity, Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) developed and released a “Zero Net Carbon Portfolio Analysis” late last year. The study provides a road map for how PRPA might provide electricity to its four owner communities that would produce zero net carbon, or ZNC emissions by 2030.

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) views PRPA’s study as an important step in the right direction. However, that study does not meet our goal, which is shared by our nine allied organizations in the four communities served by the PRPA, of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

Story Subjects' Climate Claims Don't Hold Water

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 15, 2017

Last Friday (8/4/17) Coloradoan readers were treated to the claims of two Forest Service Employees, Karl Zeller and Ned Nikolov. They say climate science is all wrong and they have proven it.

What is startling is that their ridiculously sketchy conjectures, which they’ve been shopping around for a decade, meet the Coloradoan’s standard for a serious page-one article. Unlike the Coloradoan, we chased down their claims via multiple climate scientists, and suffice to say they were convincingly debunked.

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