One Cool Thing: ODP Teams Up With Jillian Harris

Last week we had the honor of writing a guest blog post for Jillian Harris’ blog that was an intro to what folks should know about climate change. Aside from being a tv host, lifestyle expert, former Bachelorette, and all-around awesome human, Jillian is unafraid to use her platform to talk about important issues like climate change when so many shy away from the topic for fear of being “too controversial.” One of the best things we can do to combat climate change is to talk about it with our own community to help break down political stigmas and invite our friends and family to care about the issue–we’re grateful to Jillian and her team for allowing us to speak to her community!

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Biden Administration to Return to Obama Era CO2 Cost Calculations

Biden Administration to Return to Obama Era CO2 Cost Calculations

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Friday, the Biden administration announced that it would be returning to the Obama-era method of calculating the “social cost of greenhouse gasses.”  This metric is a measure of how much each metric ton of carbon emitted will cost future generations, including the costs of hurricane damage, flooding, wildfires, and other effects of […]

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Atlantic Ocean Currents Appear To Be Changing; So May Hurricane Season

Atlantic Ocean Currents Appear To Be Changing; So May Hurricane Season

In a little-noticed report that could have major implications for both the Eastern U.S. and Europe, scientists announced last week that Atlantic Ocean currents are thought to be 15% weaker than in 1950The Washington Post explained, saying that the “system of currents that includes the Florida Current and the Gulf Stream, is now ‘in its weakest state in over a millennium.'”

Why This Matters: We need to understand both these phenomena better to predict climate events.  They are quite a coincidence.

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A Few House Republicans Hold a Climate Change Confab

“You can’t find a Utahn who doesn’t really care about clean air and clean water.” @RepJohnCurtis said his goal is to find ways “to make them feel more comfortable [politically] talking about it.” @LeeDavi49903322 #climate https://t.co/jVpPBJq0GE — CCL Salt Lake City (@CCLsaltlake) February 19, 2021 By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Representative John Curtis of […]

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