The bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the House of Representatives added two new members recently, one from each side of the aisle, bringing to 50 the total number of legislators committed to addressing climate change.  Amidst all the disagreement currently roiling Washington, climate change is proving to be the rare subject on which cross-aisle agreement can be forged.  Watch this video of a recent Republican addition to the group, Florida congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for reassurance that progress can and is being made.

An Inconvenient Sequel in Theaters Aug. 4

The follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth” opens in limited release this week, rolling out next week to theaters everywhere.  I’ve heard both positive and negative things from folks who saw advance screenings.  But everyone agreed that it is informative and inspirational.

One thing you can do today to combat global warming.

The home solar marketplace is a bit bewildering…and there’s a decidedly used-car schmooze to a lot of the purveyors out there.  But if you get past the slick stuff you’ll find you can legitimately put panels on your home for nothing down if you’re willing to let the vendor collect the state rebate.  Savvy financial advisors will tell you to bite the bullet and pay the roughly $30,000 out-of-pocket if you can afford to…a much better deal in the long run.  But the point is you don’t need to be rich to go solar.  Here’s an informative web resource provided by the state of California.

http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/csi/faqs.php#8

 

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