Tag Archives: Climate Change

Lifting the ban on crude oil exports & decision-making politics

25 September 2015

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by: Claudia Guerrero, CFJC Research and Communications Intern  On September 3rd, a committee in the House of Representatives voted on a bill that would lift the ban on exporting crude oil in the United States. The forty-year-old bill banning the exportation of oil was put into place in the 1970’s to conserve domestic oil and […]

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Reflection on CFJC Internship

10 October 2014

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By Alexa Kaczmarski, Climate Change Intern  The summer after my junior year at college, where I took classes like Urban Agriculture and Environmental Justice, and before my senior year where I will be facing decisions like what am I doing with my life? and the daunting task of finding an actual job, I knew I […]

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Climate Change & Health: What We Can Learn from California Communities

28 July 2014

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By Courtney Hendrix Climate change can feel far removed, but in fact, communities are dealing with its health impacts every day. Last fall, PHI’s Center for Climate Change & Health funded three community organizations to undertake pilot projects aimed making the climate change-health connection, on the ground in their communities. In June the three Creating […]

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Internship Reflection

2 June 2014

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By Sarah Schmitt, Climate Change and Administrative Intern A year after graduating college I came to CFJC looking for something completely new. I had recently moved to Berkeley and was making a living for myself with two part-time jobs, but I was compelled to explore more opportunities. I started looking for an internship that would […]

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Youth, a Rising Tide, and Our Duty: Executive Director’s March Letter

17 March 2014

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This Saturday I was in Sacramento to take part in the largest anti-fracking rally in California to date, not that you would know it from the lackluster media coverage. Two things stick in my mind. First, I can’t help but wonder how much civil unrest and demonstrations across the country goes largely uncovered by corporate […]

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Walk with a Doc

17 March 2014

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Walk with a Doc, along with the City of Berkeley, Ecology Center, Lifelong Medical Care, and Heart 2 Heart held a free community event in Berkeley’s San Pablo Park on Saturday, March 15th. Walk with a Doc is a national, non-profit program that coordinates events across the country in community parks that focus on bringing […]

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CFJC’s Public Comment on Keystone XL

7 March 2014

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Below you will find our public comment on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Feel free to use any portion of our message and incorporate it into your own. Final comments are due today, Friday, March 7, by 11:59 pm, submitted online here or by mail to the address below. Also view our comment as a PDF […]

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Typhoon Haiyan and the Warsaw Climate Talks

16 December 2013

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By: Sarah Schmitt, Administrative and Climate Change Intern Every year since 1995, a Conference of the Parties session has taken place for international climate action leaders from over 190 countries to further deliberate the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty. The UNFCCC addresses climate change and the need to […]

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Community Vulnerability To Climate Change

12 December 2013

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By Sarah Schmitt, Administrative and Climate Change Intern Greenhouse gases exist in the atmosphere causing a natural greenhouse effect responsible for warming the planet to a temperature conducive to human survival. The natural greenhouse effect is enhanced by increased amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activities such as the combustion of […]

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Protecting Health in a Changing Climate

19 July 2013

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by Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH Originally posted on The White House website. Dr. Linda Rudolph is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for her work on the front lines to protect public health in a changing climate. In 2004, I was the local health officer and public health director in Berkeley, California. We […]

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CFJC in Action

11 July 2013

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By Paulette Middleton paulette@panoramapathways.net           www.panoramapathways.net Last week I enjoyed seeing CFJC in action, and am excited to report on the great work they are doing.    As a long-time professional atmospheric scientist and renewable energy advocate, I am quite familiar with the complex interconnections among climate, air, water, food, energy, economy, […]

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Obama Takes a Stand on Climate Change

25 June 2013

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June 25, 2013 Contacts: Erin Middleton emiddleton@cafoodjustice.org 510-547-1547  Obama Takes a Stand on Climate Change with New Plan  Oakland, CA – Today, for the first time in his presidency, President Obama laid out the framework for his new plan to address climate change. The plan outlined four key steps in taking action against climate change: […]

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