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Climate Summer Comes to Milford, New Hampshire!
Transcript of Climate Summer Comes to Milford, New Hampshire!
Climate Summer 31 College students dedicating our summer to biking across New England while connecting, supporting and documenting initiatives in local communities to help build a world free of fossil fuels 6 Teams
42 Communities Supporting Local groups Documenting Community efforts Our Message We cannot continue to burn
fossil fuels for energy It is possible, affordable,
and easy to live sustainably We must work together
to build a world
free of fossil fuels Health Social Justice National
Security The Economy Consequences Spread awareness of environmental issues and consequences of fossil fuels
Savings Through Sustainability
CarbonNation Film Screening (Friday, 7:30)
Talking to local businesses, churches, and individuals (We will be staying at the Unitarian Universalist Church!)
Learning from community through farmers market, potlucks, and city wide events (Sat, Jul 30th Farmers' Market) Working with local groups and municipal government in their efforts to move away from fossil fuels Working with NH Green!
High Mowing Waldorf School
Nomadic Farms CSA
Temple Energy Committee State of The Movement Report Documenting our experience in Milford and including the efforts we have witnessed in this community in our New England wide report Oil money invested overseas funds terrorist organizations (al-Qaida, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba (1)
Department of Defense unable to maintain adequate security amidst spikes in fossil fuel prices (2)
Americans will require military assistance in"extreme weather events, drought, flooding, [and] life-threatening diseases." (3) Millions of Americans become sick and tens of thousands die from the range of toxic pollutants that fossil fuel power plants release into air, food, and water supplies.
Power plant pollutants including mercury, uranium, arsenic and lead cause an estimated 24,000 deaths each year nationwide. (4)
Pollutants cause increased rates of lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases, reduced lung function, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and death (5). Low income and often minority populations experience the worst effects of fossil fuels
African Americans and Hispanic Americans are more likely to live within 30 miles of a coal plant, and thus experience the worst effects of polution. Price of fossil fuel will continue to rise as oil, natural gas, and coal grows harder to extract
Health effects related to both the burning of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change will cost the US healthcare system millions of dollars each year
An increase in natural disasters and changing weather patterns will lead to an increase in food prices and an increase in disaster relief funding Citations
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Bowman, F. L., Fuhrman, R., Magnus, R., ...Wald,
C. F. (2010). Powering America’s
Economy: Energy Innovation at the Crossroads of
National Security Challenges: Center for Naval
3. Sullivan, G. R., Bowman, F., Farrell, L. P.,
Gaffney II, P. G., Kern, P. J., Lopez, J., ...Zinni,
A. C. (2007). National Security and the Threat of
Climate Change. Alexandria, Virginia: Center for
4.Davidson, K., Deck, L., King, E., Landry, M.,
McCubbin, D., Post, E., ...Rothschild, S. (2000).
The Particulate-Related Health Benefits
of Reducing Power Plant Emissions. Bethesda,
MD: Abt Associates. Number found is average
between exhibits 6-3 and E-2.
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March 26, 2011, from