climate change

Research from the Midwest
6:10 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Study: Cellulosic Ethanol Production Might Harm Climate

Bales of corn stover, which can be used to create cellulosic ethanol, sit in a field.
Credit eXtension Farm Energy/Flickr

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.

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Bill Knight – October 17
1:42 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Climate Change Should Top Washington’s Agenda

Bill Knight

Too many people of power in government and big business deny humanity’s influence on climate change, so the continent’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 – its fifth such assessment – there’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,

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Bill Knight – April 4
1:26 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Will the GOP Move to the Center?

Bill Knight

Days after April Fools Day, we still look over our shoulders, and one political prank breathing down our necks is the “new” GOP.

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.

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Emphasis – November 16
10:45 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The Science of Climate Change

Dr Eric Grimm
Credit Rich Egger

For this week’s program, Rich Egger spoke with Dr Eric Grimm of the Illinois State Museum. They talked after Grimm gave the presentation “The Science of Climate Change” as part of the Second Sunday Science Series at Dickson Mounds Museum.

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Bill Knight - November 8
11:48 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Climate Change and the Midwest

Bill Knight

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.

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