13 Nov 2016

(1) Most Are Underestimating Trump’s Impact On The Environment
If Donald Trump and the GOP actually follow through on what they’ve promised, this time around will be a lurch in the opposite direction. Federal climate policy will all but disappear; participation in international environmental or climate treaties will end; pollution regulations will be reversed, frozen in place, or not enforced; clean energy research, development, and deployment assistance will decline; protections for sensitive areas and ecosystems will be lifted; federal leasing of fossil fuels will expand and accelerate; new Supreme Court appointees will crack down on EPA discretion.
(2) Military Leaders Urge Trump to See Climate as a Security Threat - Scientific American
...a bipartisan group of defense experts and former military leaders sent Donald Trump’s transition team a briefing book urging the president-elect to consider climate change as a grave threat to national security.
(3) The North Pole Is An Insane 36 Degrees Warmer Than Normal
... “It’s about 20C [36 degrees Fahrenheit] warmer than normal over most of the Arctic Ocean ... Not only are air temperatures unusually warm, but water temperatures are as well. “There are some areas in the Arctic Ocean that are as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit above average now ... The sea ice is at a record low right now, for this time of year ... there’s so much heat in the upper ocean in these ice-free areas, the ice just can’t form right now.
(4) U.S. Companies to Trump: Don’t Abandon Global Climate Deal
Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk,” the companies said in a joint letter ... “But the right action now will create jobs and boost U.S. competitiveness.”