26 March 2017

(1) Clean Energy Employs More People Than Fossil Fuels
“If we truly want to grow our economy, reduce air and water pollution, protect public health and create huge numbers of news jobs for American workers, we must seize the opportunity that is right in front of our eyes: invest more in clean energy including solar, wind, storage and energy efficiency.”
(2) Four-And-A-Half False Statements EPA Head Scott Pruitt Made In Just One Interview
In the days and weeks ahead, Trump and his team will be offering a series of false and misleading statements to try to make the case that the EPA Clean Power Plan and the Paris climate deal would hurt the U.S. economy and kill jobs, when all the evidence makes clear the reverse is true.
(3) Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers
... more than half [of high school science teachers] taught their students that humans are unequivocally causing climate change. But 31 percent of teachers told their students that the cause of climate change is still being debated.
(4) Reframing the Here and Now: How to Fight Back on the Climate Front
... Those of us seeking action on the climate front should recognize that there will be an unavoidable human cost to it and push for a compensation mechanism that provides job training and retirement packages to affected workers ... Climate change mitigation that doesn’t speak to basic needs like health, jobs and financial security – and an approach that doesn’t identify with people’s anxieties and insecurities in these areas
(5) Charts That Show Trump Isn’t Stopping the Renewable Energy Revolution
Global trends show some renewable energy technologies have reached 'grid parity' with fossil fuels—thanks to falling technology costs—meaning no financial support is required to make their cost equal to, or cheaper than, their fossil fuel competitors,”
(6) Global Anger and Dismay After Trump Slams Brakes on U.S. Climate Action
"If 'America First' means you want to lead, then you can't turn the clock back and rely on a century-old technology. You're missing the train," says Thomas Stocker, a climate scientist, ... "Whoever tries to change into reverse gear is only going to harm themselves when it comes to international competitiveness," said German environment minister Barbara Hendricks
(7) The Most Damaging Part of Trump’s Climate Change Order Is The Message It Sends
Trump seems oblivious to the gravity of what he’s doing, the potentially fateful consequences he is risking in exchange for little more than a photo op. ... Millions of lives and billions of dollars are at stake in climate change, along with untold suffering, unjustly distributed. Time is agonizingly short. Watching Trump bat the issue around for cheap populist huzzahs has the air of an absurdist nightmare.
(8) A List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment
The Trump administration’s tumultuous first months have brought a flurry of changes ... to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.
(9) Making America Fuelish Again
Trump’s budget, his pledge to begin unravelling clean car standards, and now his climate change accelerating Executive Order represent a pure distillation of ideology and corporate interests triumphing over facts, reason and the rule of law.
(10) The “Can’t-Do” Approach of the American Auto Industry
It is unfortunate that an intelligent discussion of regulatory strategy and effectiveness is not possible in today’s ideologically charged political process. We need to get past the idea that all regulation is good or all regulation is bad. Regulation is an effort to influence corporate and individual behavior. The behaviors we seek with motor vehicle regulation are those that will deliver safer, less polluting and more cost-effective transportation.