climate change http://tspr.org en Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate http://tspr.org/post/study-cellulosic-ethanol-production-might-harm-climate <p>Biofuels made in the Midwest from corn stover -- the leftovers of harvested corn plants -- might be worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:10:36 +0000 Grant Gerlock 52326 at http://tspr.org Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate Climate Change Should Top Washington’s Agenda http://tspr.org/post/climate-change-should-top-washington-s-agenda <p>Too many people of power in government and big business deny humanity&rsquo;s influence on climate change, so the continent&rsquo;s biggest progressive forces are stepping up their involvement and a best-selling author is encouraging that interaction. According to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change &ndash; its fifth such assessment &ndash; there&rsquo;s no doubt that Earth is warming at an accelerating rate, human activity caused it (with 95 percent certainty), and the last 30 years have been the hottest decades since the mid-19th century,</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:42:00 +0000 Bill Knight 42112 at http://tspr.org Climate Change Should Top Washington’s Agenda Will the GOP Move to the Center? http://tspr.org/post/will-gop-move-center <p>Days after April Fools Day, we still look over our shoulders, and one political prank breathing down our necks is the “new” GOP.</p><p>President Obama’s 5-million vote victory over Republican Mitt Romney showed the country’s shifting demographics – more voters who are younger, better educated, more likely to be women, and more diverse in religion and race. That supposedly signaled to some GOP leaders that they should be less extremist and more open to the actual makeup of the nation.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:26:30 +0000 Bill Knight 31470 at http://tspr.org Will the GOP Move to the Center? The Science of Climate Change http://tspr.org/post/science-climate-change <p>For this week’s program, Rich Egger spoke with Dr Eric Grimm of the <a href="http://www.museum.state.il.us/" target="_blank">Illinois State Museum</a>. They talked after Grimm gave the presentation “The Science of Climate Change” as part of the Second Sunday Science Series at <a href="http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/dickson/" target="_blank">Dickson Mounds Museum</a>.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:45:22 +0000 Rich Egger 24503 at http://tspr.org The Science of Climate Change Climate Change and the Midwest http://tspr.org/post/climate-change-and-midwest <p>Climate change is not just an abstract, an inconvenience, or a disaster limited to Arctic ice or coastal populations during superstorms like Hurricane Sandy. Illinois is already affected and climate change could hurt us all worse. The saying “think global, act local” is recalled, but there are no simple or easy answers.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:48:49 +0000 Bill Knight 24084 at http://tspr.org Climate Change and the Midwest