climate change http://mtpr.org en Lester Brown - The Future of Civilization http://mtpr.org/post/lester-brown-future-civilization <p>07/28/2014 - When it comes to climate change the operative word is “hot” with “record” and "unprecedented" closely following. UN conferences on climate do little beyond the powerful issuing grandiose proclamations about how green they are and then it’s back to their destructive policies. <em>The Guardian,</em> captures the hypocrisy,&nbsp; “governments turned their backs on the living planet, demonstrating that no chronic problem, however grave, will take priority.” Rome is burning. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 22251 at http://mtpr.org Climate One special - Global Cleanup http://mtpr.org/post/climate-one-special-global-cleanup <p>06/19/2014 - Today we are talking about our green future – green energy and greenbacks. The news for business is good: When companies use less energy, they save money and create more jobs. Our guests include an eminent economist and a U.S. climate negotiator, both looking for ways to protect the planet while keeping the world economy on track. We will also look at how Walmart is going green to boost to boost their bottom line.</p><p><a href="http://www.climate-one.org/" target="_blank">http://www.climate-one.org/</a></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:46:34 +0000 Sue Ginn 20758 at http://mtpr.org He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate http://mtpr.org/post/he-was-appointed-now-he-wants-be-elected-us-senate <p>As the incumbent, John Walsh has an apparent advantage over his two opponents - John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams - in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:26:35 +0000 Sally Mauk 19385 at http://mtpr.org He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate Republican turned democrat says he’s the progressive in the Senate race http://mtpr.org/post/republican-turned-democrat-says-he-s-progressive-senate-race <p>Former Republican state legislator and lieutenant governor John Bohlinger wants to be Montana's next democratic U.S. Senator.</p><p>Bohlinger is an ex-Marine and former Billings businessman who served five terms in the legislature and two terms as the Republican lieutenant governor with democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:25:12 +0000 Sally Mauk 18932 at http://mtpr.org Republican turned democrat says he’s the progressive in the Senate race Another effect of climate change: disappearing lizards http://mtpr.org/post/another-effect-climate-change-disappearing-lizards <p>Ray Huey has been studying lizards for a long time - but he's finding fewer of them to study. The University of Washington biology professor's research into the evolutionary physiology of lizards and tortoises, especially in the tropics, is finding dramatic impacts from climate change.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Huey was recently a guest lecturer at the University of Montana, and took time to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk to talk about the evolutionary and ecological effects of our warming climate.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:12:32 +0000 Sally Mauk 18675 at http://mtpr.org Another effect of climate change: disappearing lizards Paul Ehrlich - Distress Signals from Earth http://mtpr.org/post/paul-ehrlich-distress-signals-earth <p>04/14/2014 - A steady stream of reports on the deterioration of the environment is issued. There is a brief flurry of media coverage. The corporate-funded climate change deniers make counter claims. We wake briefly to the crisis then most of us lapse into a couch potato stupor. Neoliberal dogma and an almost mystical belief in capitalism makes almost certain that little will be done to avert coming calamities. Charades called climate summits offer nothing more than photo ops of smiling world leaders and vacuous press releases. We blithely turn our heads away from reality. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:07:06 +0000 Sue Ginn 17626 at http://mtpr.org Paul Ehrlich - Distress Signals from Earth Adapting to Climate Change http://mtpr.org/post/adapting-climate-change <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">04/17/2014 -No matter what you believe about climate change, we can all agree that extreme weather events -- tornadoes, hurri canes, fires, droughts -- are occurring more frequently. These massive natural disasters upset lives and devastate property.&nbsp; The costs of clean-up and reconstruction are enormous.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 17282 at http://mtpr.org Adapting to Climate Change Bullock: burning coal will continue into the foreseeable future http://mtpr.org/post/bullock-burning-coal-will-continue-foreseeable-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released <a href="http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/IPCC_WG2AR5_SPM_Approved.pdf" target="_blank">its latest report</a> at the end of March.</span></p><p>The panel, established by the United Nations, continues to point to the vast majority of scientific research indicating human activity is a primary driver of our warming global climate.</p><p>In Montana, research suggests a future with lower mountain snowpack, hotter drier summers, and more severe wildfires.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:00:13 +0000 Dan Boyce 17345 at http://mtpr.org Bullock: burning coal will continue into the foreseeable future Acres burned by wildfire expected to double this century http://mtpr.org/post/acres-burned-wildfire-expected-double-century <p>Montanans are getting accustomed to smoky summers, as our fire seasons have gotten longer and more intense in recent years. Get ready for things to get worse. A recent report on the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems says the number of acres burned by wildfire will at least double this century. The report is part of a National Climate Assessment presented to Congress and the President. Forest service research scientist David Peterson is one of the three editors of that report.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:39:09 +0000 Sally Mauk 16801 at http://mtpr.org Acres burned by wildfire expected to double this century Land managers gather to talk about adapting to climate change http://mtpr.org/post/land-managers-gather-talk-about-adapting-climate-change <p>Land managers from Montana, Alberta and British Columbia are gathering in Missoula this week to talk about managing the <a href="http://crownmanagers.org/2014-forum/">Crown of the Continent </a>ecosystem for climate change. Participants include government agencies, non-profit organizations, academics and tribal representatives.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The executive director of the Seattle-based nonprofit organization known as "<a href="http://w.ecoadapt.org">EcoAdapt</a>", Lara Hansen, is one of the forum's featured speakers.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:26:42 +0000 Sally Mauk 16326 at http://mtpr.org Land managers gather to talk about adapting to climate change