Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders weighs in on Earth Day

AUDIO – 042213 – Sanders – Earth Day

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate environment and energy committees and the sponsor of legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, issued the following statement on Monday’s observation of Earth Day:

“Unless we take bold action to reverse climate change, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are going to look back on this period in history and ask a very simple question: ‘Where were they? Why didn’t the United States of America lead the international community in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and preventing the devastating damage that the scientific community was sure would come?’

“The leading scientists in the world who study climate change now tell us that their earlier projections were wrong. The crisis facing our planet is much worse than they had thought only a few years ago. Twelve out of the last 15 years ranked as the warmest on record in the United States. Now, scientists say that our planet could be 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer or more by the end of this century if we take no decisive action to transform our energy system and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“Legislation that I introduced with the support of leading environmental organizations in the country can actually address the crisis and do what has to be done to protect the planet. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, co-sponsored the bill that would reverse greenhouse gas emissions in a significant way. It also would help create millions of jobs as we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and into energy efficiency and such sustainably energies as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass.

“If we are serious about protecting the planet and improving our economy, America’s energy future must focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. If we are successful in transforming our energy system to sustainable sources of energy, we can be a model for the world in addressing the great planetary crisis of global warming and ensure a safer future for children and grandchildren.”

To read more about the Sanders-Boxer bill, click here.

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Podcast Monday 04/22/13

WNBZ News 7am Podcast – 042213

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K&J – Earth Day

K&J – 042213 – re-air – Earth Day – Climate Change – Jerry Jenkins – Gail Brill – Zoe Smith

Today (Monday 04/22) is Earth Day – Which gives us the opportunity to look back at a conference held in 2012 on Climate Change. Author Jerry Jenkins is the lead speaker at that conference.

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Talk of the Town Monday 04/22/13

Talk of the Town 04-22-13

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Plunging for a Cause

AUDIO – 042213 – Plunge for a Cause – Lake Placid Kiwanis Annual Fundraiser

Sunday was the coldest in the six years residents have been plunging into Mirror Lake for a refreshing spring swim..  And by cold, we mean the ice had only gone out the day before and the wind was kind enough to help clear out the beach and push the remaining ice to the middle of the lake..  Plunge for a Cause is sponsored by the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club and hosted by the Lake Placid Middle/High School Builders Club. All of the funds raised will be donated in equal parts to the Lake Placid and Wilmington ecumenical food pantries and the Tri-Lakes Humane Society. We stopped in to check on the fundraising;

Join us this morning during “The Morning News” we’ll tell the story and let you hear from some of the participants..

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BOSTON-LP Tribute Walk/Run in Lake Placid

AUDIO – 042213 – BOSTON LP – Lake Placid Beach 6pm Tribute

The Lake Placid Community holds a special event this evening to support victims of the Boston Marathon Explosions..   The Event’s Organizer, Greg Borzilleri, says it’s also to recognize the first responders, both here and there.. The Tribute Run is called Boston Strong L P –  It’s Scheduled for tonight (Monday 04/22/13) at 6pm at the Public Beach..

Borzilleri says they plan to do the first half mile in silence for those who died and were injured in the bombings and People are invited to take their dogs along, push babies in strollers or participate however they choose. While the event is focused on solidarity, any proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston, which was formed this week to assist those most affected by the bombings.

Learn more about One Fund or donate online at http://onefundboston.org.

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