Alaskans Know Climate Change's comments for the development of a climate action plan to the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team.
For the first time in its 40-year history, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) will hold a work session on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, including fossil fuel divestment, at its Board of Trustees meeting tomorrow, Wednesday May 23, in Anchorage.
In 2007, Alaska’s then Governor, Sarah Palin, signed an executive order to establish the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet. This sub-cabinet was tasked with making recommendations on how Alaskans could save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make recommendations on adaptation strategies, developing comprehensive emergency planning and training for at-risk communities and providing a roadmap for climate change effects and solutions in Alaska.
A recent survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that Alaska falls in line with the national average—which is 70%—who know global warming is happening.
How does the greenhouse effect work and how do we know that human activity is influencing and growing it? These questions have been studied and understood for a long time. However, very few examples exist where physics and chemistry have been so misunderstood and called into question by non-scientists.