McKnight fights climate change with $25 million in grants

  • Article by: Bill McAuliffe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 8, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Grants totaling $25 million, focused on the Midwest, will put money behind efforts to expand clean energy policies and jobs

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cosmicwxdudeApr. 8, 1312:43 AM

Waste of money. What ignorance we have on display here. I will never give a cent to this foundation.

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rolflindyApr. 8, 13 5:04 AM

Coal plants are being replaced by natural gas as a result of market forces and clean air regulations. IMO wind energy is too erratic to replace fossil fuels for electric power. You need NG or nuclear. As cosmic dude says, the foundation is wasting its money.

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kleinerpApr. 8, 13 6:24 AM

Climate change has been going on for millions of years. Good luck trying to combat it.

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jcinmnApr. 8, 13 6:25 AM

cosmicwxdude "Waste of money. What ignorance we have on display here. I will never give a cent to this foundation" It's a shame that "conservatives" have no intention of conserving.

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r.u.4realApr. 8, 13 6:57 AM

water is polluted, air is polluted, soil is polluted more people on earth then it can honestly support. nearly a car for every person and you do not think there is a global effect?

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nimrod888Apr. 8, 13 7:15 AM

If we can seriously change a climate on a planet that has been around for 4.5 billion years, if we seriously think we can, then let's end this winter and warm things up! If $25 million will do it, I am in, where do I send my money?

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rickbmnApr. 8, 13 7:23 AM

Climate change is the biggest hoax perpetrated on mankind, and it is promulgated by the media that prefers to cheerlead and support instead of presenting the truth and facts. It's called global warming when convenient, but since that no longer fits the narrative, it is climate change. But please tell me when in the earth's history has the climate NOT been changing? Why do the climate change/global warming apologists think that the past 30-40 years is the "norm" for the earth and that in this time period we have somehow started this climate change cycle?

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rickbmnApr. 8, 13 7:40 AM

r.u.4real: are you for real? there are more people on earth than it can support? are you a luddite or a misanthrope? our air and water have never been cleaner. would you prefer to drink your tap water today or the water from a well 75 years ago? ever been to china, india, indonesia, mexico, or brazil? who does mre for this planet than the good old u.s. of a.?

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kleindropperApr. 8, 13 7:50 AM

How ironic! Thanks to natural gas fracking, the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world to meet Kyoto emission goals (even though we never officially signed on)! So if McKight wants to fight CO2 emissions, they need to invest in the vanguard of clean energy: Oil companies, fracking, and natural gas. Thanks Big Oil!

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mstthreekApr. 8, 13 7:52 AM

The planet is supposed to be in a cooling trend right now. Past warming trends, before we were a affecting anything, coincided with higher carbon levels and as that content fell the temperature cooled. We pump large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. I don't know where the misunderstanding can be. The Koch brothers financed another study last year and their own head scientist changed his mind and now agrees humans are having a definite effect.

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