I wanted to be in a country that was stepping up to the plate on climate issues, and this place seemed legit. On the climate front, I did learn that New Zealand really is, relative to us, ahead of the curve. And I started to realize that asking the right questions might be more important than having all the answers. Here are some of the important questions we at Climate Smart are asking:How can we focus less on expectations, and more on opportunities? Climate Smart Missoula brings this Climate Connections column to you the second and fourth Friday of every month.
Republican parents with children in K-12 schools are about twice as likely as Democratic parents to say parents don’t have enough influence, or 44% vs. 23%. About 40% of all parents said they are satisfied with the amount of input they have in what their children learn. About 63% of Democratic parents said public school teachers shouldn’t be allowed to lead students in any type of prayers, compared to 39% of Republican parents. Parents of elementary school students are more likely than parents of high school students to say it’s important to them that their children’s school teaches these skills. They said the sample size for parents answering about private school children was too small within the study’s methodology to analyze separately.4 months ago Missoula Current
April Corbin Girnus(Nevada Current) Last year, the Democratic-controlled Nevada State Legislature redrew the boundary lines for all of its 63 political districts. The Nevada State Senate has 21 members. (Note: We’ll take a look at the 42-member Nevada State Assembly in a separate story tomorrow.) Guzman was backed by a PAC affiliated with the Nevada State Education Association, of which she is an executive director. The remaining two state Senate races have already been decided.4 months ago Missoula Current
I was floored by my own corner of the evangelical world.”This Christian thanks you, Beth! pic.twitter.com/0tvilpLQ0a — Shane Claiborne (@ShaneClaiborne) February 26, 2023Why Francis Chan and Rick Warren did not attend the National Collegiate Day of Prayer at Asbury University. Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody mocks Jill Biden:A church that is not part of the Southern Baptist Convention was ousted by the Southern Baptist Convention for having a female pastor. pic.twitter.com/4Xcp1psfwe — Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) February 23, 2023Tony Perkins on the Asbury Revival:Amazing testimonies were shared during the @CollegiateDOP simulcast at Asbury University on Thursday night. Focus on the Family on Kelsey Grammar’s role in “The Jesus Revolution“Denny Burk supports the Southern Baptist Convention’s decision to remove Saddleback Church.23 days ago Current
The Rough gas storage site was opened in 1985 off the coast of Yorkshire. Centrica has officially reopened the Rough gas storage facility, increasing the UK’s storage capacity by 50%. As such, after operating for 32 years, the decision was made to shut the Rough gas storage site. When gas prices are low, gas will be injected into the site and utilised when demand is higher. This includes a number of hydrogen projects awarded funding in February as part of the Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration Programme.4 months ago Current News
On Oct. 2, millions voted in the first round of the Brazilian 2022 presidential election. Brazil’s consular offices in Toronto encouraged Brazilian citizens living in Canada to vote in the Oct. 2 and Oct. 30 presidential elections. According to BBC News Brasil, there was a nearly 40 per cent increase in votes placed internationally in the first round of the presidential election compared with the general election in 2018. The Toronto-based Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, which promotes trade and business ties between the two countries, encouraged Brazilians living in Canada to vote in Brazil’s presidential election. Cascelli said she recognizes that the election won’t affect her life in Canada directly, her job, housing, health care and education.4 months ago Capital Current
Voter turnout was dismally low in both the Ontario election this past June and the Ottawa municipal election in October. China’s interference in the 2019 federal election continues to reverberate in Canadian politics following allegations that at least 11 federal candidates running in the 2019 election received campaign funding through Chinese operatives, as Global News reporter Sam Cooper reported in November. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the interference in the 2019 federal election did not affect the results “in a significant way.” This is not comforting. Foreign interference involves foreign states such as the PRC (People’s Republic of China) or Russia attempting to covertly influence decisions, events, or election outcomes to better suit their strategic interests. Throttling the media at the behest of the Chinese regime’s envoy is a disturbing example of the impact of this more naked, aggressive type of foreign influence.3 months ago Capital Current
Some young voters say that climate change will be a priority for them when casting their ballot in Monday’s municipal election. Keller-Herzog said climate change directly impacts the younger generation, and if they weren’t paying attention the world would be all the more in trouble. And growing up through [climate change], we have seen things that could have been done but no action has been taken. “We need to get our heads out of the sand.”Ethan Sabourin, a former government climate policy analyst with a master’s degree in climate change, is running for councillor in River Ward. “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our generation and future generations,” she said.5 months ago Capital Current