Climate change http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Climate Change Raises Tough Ethical Questions http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-climate-change-raises-tough-ethical-questions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jerry Brown recently said, “humanity is on a collision course with nature.”&nbsp; He was referring to climate change and the early advent of the fire season here in California.&nbsp; In related remarks, Brown said we have to “live with nature.”</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:00:23 +0000 Andrew Fiala 35451 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Climate Change Raises Tough Ethical Questions Commentary: San Joaquin Valley Counties Need To Work Together To Curb Sprawl http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-san-joaquin-valley-counties-need-work-together-curb-sprawl <p>I studied to become a civil engineer with the goal of building grand things, like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam, and Interstate freeways. Thanks to two inspiring professors, late in my college years I began to think about the unanticipated consequences of these major engineering projects, from the displacement of homes and businesses to pollution and traffic.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:41:28 +0000 Alex Karner 34975 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: San Joaquin Valley Counties Need To Work Together To Curb Sprawl Governor Jerry Brown Says California Wildfires Linked To Climate Change http://kvpr.org/post/governor-jerry-brown-says-california-wildfires-linked-climate-change <p>California Governor Jerry Brown says human-caused climate change is probably the main reason wildfires are scorching large parts of San Diego County at this time of year.</p><p>Brown told CNN that climate change is the reason why the California fire season is now 70 days longer than it was in the past. He says high winds and dry conditions make fires larger and more devastating.</p><p>Brown:&nbsp; “Those conditions are definitely caused by climate change, global warming induced by human activity.”</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:36:41 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 32779 at http://kvpr.org Governor Jerry Brown Says California Wildfires Linked To Climate Change Obama Visits Drought-Stricken Fresno, Calls For Congressional Action http://kvpr.org/post/obama-visits-drought-stricken-fresno-calls-congressional-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama visited the valley today in a whirlwind tour, delivering a speech this afternoon at the Los </span>Banos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> farm of Joe Del </span>Bosque<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to announce his proposal for emergency drought relief. He says that while the lack of rain and snow is a concern to the Central Valley, it’s also a national issue:</span></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 03:52:47 +0000 Joe Moore 28532 at http://kvpr.org Obama Visits Drought-Stricken Fresno, Calls For Congressional Action Commentary: With Climate Change, Are We Trapped By Artifical Boundaries? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-climate-change-are-we-trapped-artifical-boundaries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As global concerns about climate change continue to grow, could it be that our basic human nature is part of the problem? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:32:21 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 21124 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: With Climate Change, Are We Trapped By Artifical Boundaries? Study Finds New Evidence of Climate Change in California http://kvpr.org/post/study-finds-new-evidence-climate-change-california <p>More wildfires.&nbsp; Warmer lakes.&nbsp; And higher temperatures.&nbsp; A new study from the California Environmental Protection Agency cites those and other signs that climate change is having a growing impact across the state.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p>CalEPA has been tracking environmental indicators since the year 2000 in hopes of measuring the effects of climate change.&nbsp; Here are some of the findings in the new study, based on 36 different indicators:</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 23:42:59 +0000 Ben Adler 19738 at http://kvpr.org Study Finds New Evidence of Climate Change in California Commentary: Are We Fiddling While the Planet Warms? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-are-we-fiddling-while-planet-warms <p>Can we solve the climate crisis?&nbsp; Are we wise enough?&nbsp; In this segment of Valley Public Radio's commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Dr. Andrew Fiala asks whether, like Nero, we are fiddling while Rome burns.</p><p>-------</p><p>President Obama recently announced a new initiative on climate change.&nbsp; But will we be able to address climate change in time to prevent the worst that is predicted?&nbsp; I doubt it.&nbsp; Decades of dithering about global warming do not inspire hope.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:14:57 +0000 Andrew Fiala 18058 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Are We Fiddling While the Planet Warms? Brown Calls On China For Shared Climate Change Commitment http://kvpr.org/post/brown-calls-china-shared-climate-change-commitment <p>California Governor Jerry Brown today is traveling from Beijing to Shanghai on China’s high-speed rail system.</p><p>The ride is meant to highlight California's interest in infrastructure projects. It’s part of Brown’s weeklong trade mission in China.</p><p>Earlier in the day, Brown spoke at China’s Tsinghua University, calling for a shared commitment to climate change.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:32:41 +0000 Bob Moffit 13455 at http://kvpr.org Brown Calls On China For Shared Climate Change Commitment