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Minneapolis Joins Other Cities In Posting Deleted EPA Climate Change Data

Minneapolis Joins Other Cities In Posting Deleted EPA Climate Change Data

 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis officials announced Thursday that the city is joining other cities across the country in

posting deleted climate change data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Officials say the city is making sure people have access to information on climate change, so they posted a snapshot of the EPA site before it was removed.

“[Minneapolis] is committed to taking action to adapt to climate threats while reducing its dependence on fossil fuel,” officials said in a statement. “When we burn fossil fuels such as coal and gas, we pump more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This buildup creates a blanket effect, trapping in heat around the world. If nothing is done to halt this process, the planet we leave our children will be hotter with more violent weather, fewer species and disrupted systems such as food chains.”

Other major cities — including Atlanta, Boston, Houston, San Francisco, and Seattle – have posted the information as well.

Officials say Minneapolis is already taking action on climate change, which includes its “nation-leading” Climate Action Plan and “first-in-the-nation” Clean Energy Partnership.

 Source: CBS Minnesota

minnesota.cbslocal.com |

LINK: read:http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/07/27/mpls-posts-deleted-epa-climate-change-data/
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Minneapolis, MN government site: 

EPA Climate Change

EPA Climate Change

The City of Minneapolis wishes to acknowledge and attribute this information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for the decades of work that they have done to advance the fight against climate change.  While this information may not be readily available on the EPA’s website, in Minneapolis we know climate change is real.

When we burn fossil fuels such as coal and gas, we pump more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This buildup creates a blanket effect, trapping in heat around the world. If nothing is done to halt this process, the planet we leave our children will be hotter with more violent weather, fewer species and disrupted systems such as food chains.

We are joining cities around the country to make sure people have access to information on climate change. We will continue to take action to adapt to climate threats while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.

Climate change effects

The information below is a snapshot before the climate change information was removed from the United States Environmental Protection Agency site.

Last updated Jul 26, 2017

 LINK: read:http://www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/climate-action-goals/epaclimate
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Deleted EPA Climate Data Published On San Francisco’s Website

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Public research on climate change that was deleted by President Trump’s administration was saved and is available on the City of San Francisco’s website, Mayor Ed Lee’s office announced Sunday.

Lee joined mayors from 12 other U.S. cities who had the saved information published to their city’s website.

“Deleting federal web pages does not reset the scientific consensus that climate change is real,” Lee said in a statement.

“The American people are entitled to publicly-funded EPA research on climate change.”

City of Chicago officials created a website called “Climate Change is Real,” and following that Lee and 12 other mayors had their employees post climate change information to their city’s website.

San Francisco officials said the research available was conducted over decades.

Some of the cities that have the information on their website are Atlanta, Boston, St. Louis, Seattle and Portland.

On San Francisco’s website, the information is available at http://epaclimatechange.sfgov.org

The research includes the basic science behind climate change, the various ways the weather is impacted by greenhouse gas emissions and the work the federal government has done to mitigate the impact.

Officials from other cities, universities and organizations can go to https://chicago.github.io/climatechangeisreal to get the information and post it to their website.

Last week, Lee and mayors from 270 cities around the country committed themselves to the Paris Accord, which President Trump pulled the U.S. out of on June 1.

© Copyright 2017 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed

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Chicago Published The EPA’s Deleted Climate-Change Page, & The NRDC Loves It

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony on May 5, a day before the city’s climate change announcement. Getty Images / Photo: Scott Olson

With as much fanfare as the Trump administration seemed to avoid when it removed the Environmental Protection Agency’s online climate change guide, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his latest thumb-tweak at the president and his controversial environmental policies on Sunday: the City of Chicago unveiled a new addition to its official website, which now sports the information about climate change that was recently yanked from the EPA’s website—a cheeky little move that was just praised by the National Resources Defense Council.

“The Trump administration can attempt to erase decades of work from scientists and federal employees on the reality of climate change, but burying your head in the sand doesn’t erase the problem,” Emanuel said in a statement on Sunday. “We are going to ensure Chicago’s residents remain well informed about the effects of climate change, and I encourage cities, academic institutions, and others to voice concerns to follow suit to ensure this important information does not disappear.”

The new website, dubbed “Climate Change is Real,” gathers basic information about greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, impacts in the Midwest, changes in extreme weather—and other things that Bret Stephens might have you doubt because all things are at the core unknowable.

The EPA removed the information from its site on April 29, saying it hoped to “eliminate confusion” by getting rid of “outdated language.” But you can again be mystified by confounding bulletin point like “Climate Science” and “Climate Impacts” at the City of Chicago’s page here.

Does Rahm’s move have a faint air of grandstanding from a pol ready to believe his (perhaps overstated) comeback press now that he has such a prominent and—in Chicago—disliked foil? Perhaps. But his move is being celebrated in environmental corners whether it is political or not.

The decision to upload the page was championed on Monday by Henry Henderson, the Midwest director of the National Resources Defense Council:

“That site ensures that the climate data that the Trump Administration scrubbed from the EPA’s website remains available to the public and scientists around the world. As a seeming war on science moves forward in DC, Chicago ensures that decades of essential data can continue to inform the researchers seeking to understand and find solutions to climate change.”

Emanuel not long ago shot back at the Trump administration on environmental grounds amid reports that the EPA was considering closing its Chicago office. But of course it could framed as the latest salvo in the larger, eternal fight between the president and Emanuel (usually about immigration and violent crime), and Chicago and the president—which has basically been going on ever since the city ran Trump out of town in March of last year.

Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology also this weekend unveiled a new interactive archive that allows information from public data portals to be preserved.

EPA head Scott Pruitt has yet to deny the existence of the page.

 LINK: read:http://chicagoist.com/2017/05/08/rahm_publishes_epa_page.php
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