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By Terry Markowitz | April 15, 2014
Climate change seems to be one of the hot topics (no pun intended) of our time. For the most part, the naysayers - faced with ample scientific works suggesting that climate change is having an effect on every ecosystem from the equator to the poles - are finally coming around. What aspects of this phenomenon are going to affect, or are currently affecting, our food? More importantly, what can we do about it? Many scientists are pessimistic, but others are working on finding solutions.
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April 22, 2004
VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY As we approach Earth Day 2004, news of global climate change is disturbing. Headlines last week predicted another six years of severe drought throughout the west, with high risk of major wildfires in Southern California. Here in Huntington Beach, we have had only 6 inches of rain since last November, about 9 inches less than normal. Yet in Huntington Beach and throughout Southern California, new houses keep going up and water-demanding landscaping replaces native plants that flourished on minimal rainfall.
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June 6, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor Thursday. In a lengthy speech condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause celebres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
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June 11, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor Thursday. In a lengthy speech condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause célèbres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
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June 5, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor Thursday. In a lengthy speech condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause celebres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | November 16, 2011
Britain's Guardian newspaper reported recently that the construction of many new fossil fuel-burning power plants may prevent the world from keeping global temperature increases at a safe level. A manageable temperature rise is thought by many scientists to be an increase of 2 degrees Celsius, or about 7 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the Guardian article, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that if new international climate action isn't taken by 2017, people won't be able to keep future temperature increases at that so-called safe level.
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May 21, 2013
Our wonderful Chief of Police Ken Small has announced his retirement (" Police chief to retire, May 16 "). It is a sad day for Huntington, as Ken truly cared about the safety of our residents and would often go beyond the call of duty, always answering phone calls and emails. He was approachable, which is a rare quality. Our chief supported the work of Save Our Strays of Huntington Beach and OCSPCA, also a Huntington Beach organization, even though for the most part this city views the group's goals as irrelevant — animals never generate revenue, and we are the only coastal city from Seal Beach through San Clemente that does not have our own shelter.
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By Vic Leipzig Lou Murray | May 15, 2008
I just returned from a terrific symposium on “Climate Change and Adaptive Conservation” in San Diego that was sponsored by the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project. Some of the talks were downright chilling. But probably not chilling enough to combat global warming. I wish I had good news to bring back from this conference. Unfortunately, it’s just the opposite. I learned the situation is worse than what has been predicted recently by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international body of scientists who specialize in climatology.
NEWS
August 26, 2004
VIC LEIPZIG AND LOU MURRAY Huntington Beach has had really great weather this past week, hasn't it? It's hard to believe that it's August. Vic and I have been enjoying these cool days and balmy evenings by walking on the beach. Crying gulls, crashing waves and the whispering squish of footfalls on sand provided a soundtrack as the miles rolled away under our feet. On some of our walks, a misty marine layer muted the colors and softened the sounds.
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September 18, 2013
In Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper's commentary ("Time to add more freedom to the Fourth," Mailbag, Sept. 12), regarding his desire to have the ban on fireworks lifted in Huntington Beach, the very clear message he is sending is that he values money over the quality of life for residents and the pets that these fireworks terrorize. I, too, believe in students who need funds to benefit music, athletics and other programs at our high schools. I also care about our students being able to reach their goals and achieve.
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By Terry Markowitz | April 15, 2014
Climate change seems to be one of the hot topics (no pun intended) of our time. For the most part, the naysayers - faced with ample scientific works suggesting that climate change is having an effect on every ecosystem from the equator to the poles - are finally coming around. What aspects of this phenomenon are going to affect, or are currently affecting, our food? More importantly, what can we do about it? Many scientists are pessimistic, but others are working on finding solutions.
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NEWS
September 18, 2013
In Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper's commentary ("Time to add more freedom to the Fourth," Mailbag, Sept. 12), regarding his desire to have the ban on fireworks lifted in Huntington Beach, the very clear message he is sending is that he values money over the quality of life for residents and the pets that these fireworks terrorize. I, too, believe in students who need funds to benefit music, athletics and other programs at our high schools. I also care about our students being able to reach their goals and achieve.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | September 10, 2013
Ed Begley Jr. was one of the estimated 20 million Americans who overran streets, parks and universities during the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. His venue of choice was Pershing Square in Los Angeles. That was also the year when he embarked on a personal protest against environmental degradation. Having spent the '50s in the San Fernando Valley, Begley was no stranger to smog. And trips to the Santa Monica Bay regularly refreshed his ideas about pollution. So he turned vegetarian, began recycling and composting, purchased biodegradable soaps and detergents and hopped onto a bus or bicycle to travel across Hollywood.
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May 21, 2013
Our wonderful Chief of Police Ken Small has announced his retirement (" Police chief to retire, May 16 "). It is a sad day for Huntington, as Ken truly cared about the safety of our residents and would often go beyond the call of duty, always answering phone calls and emails. He was approachable, which is a rare quality. Our chief supported the work of Save Our Strays of Huntington Beach and OCSPCA, also a Huntington Beach organization, even though for the most part this city views the group's goals as irrelevant — animals never generate revenue, and we are the only coastal city from Seal Beach through San Clemente that does not have our own shelter.
NEWS
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | November 16, 2011
Britain's Guardian newspaper reported recently that the construction of many new fossil fuel-burning power plants may prevent the world from keeping global temperature increases at a safe level. A manageable temperature rise is thought by many scientists to be an increase of 2 degrees Celsius, or about 7 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the Guardian article, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that if new international climate action isn't taken by 2017, people won't be able to keep future temperature increases at that so-called safe level.
NEWS
June 11, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor Thursday. In a lengthy speech condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause célèbres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
NEWS
June 6, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor Thursday. In a lengthy speech condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause celebres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
NEWS
June 5, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor Thursday. In a lengthy speech condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause celebres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
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By Vic Leipzig Lou Murray | May 15, 2008
I just returned from a terrific symposium on “Climate Change and Adaptive Conservation” in San Diego that was sponsored by the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project. Some of the talks were downright chilling. But probably not chilling enough to combat global warming. I wish I had good news to bring back from this conference. Unfortunately, it’s just the opposite. I learned the situation is worse than what has been predicted recently by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international body of scientists who specialize in climatology.
NEWS
By Adam Probolsky | July 5, 2007
On June 27, California State Senator Tom Harman of Huntington Beach threw a barbecue in Sacramento for a little-known, pernicious group of California activists who call themselves "Republicans for Environmental Protection," or "REP" for short. REP fashions itself as the "green" wing of the Republican Party, citing Teddy Roosevelt (also a eugenics proponent who at one point quit the party), Barry Goldwater (a "conservationist" not a "preservationist") and Richard Nixon (not exactly a paragon of domestic conservatism)
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