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- US drinking water contamination with ‘forever chemicals’ far worse than scientists tho ught | Environment | The Guardian January 23, 2020
- Jeffrey Sachs Endorses Bernie Sanders for President January 23, 2020
- Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines January 23, 2020
- Spain Declares Climate Emergency & Readies Climate Legislation + Australian Wildfires Release Massive Amounts of Greenhouse Gas January 23, 2020
- Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg – BBC News January 23, 2020
- How can we combat the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan? January 22, 2020
- Historical Atlas of Africa: A. J. F. Ajayi, Michael Crowder January 22, 2020
- Writing African History (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) January 22, 2020
- The History Atlas of Africa : From the First Humans to the Emergence of a New South Africa (History Atlas Series): Samuel Kasule January 22, 2020
- The New Atlas of African History: G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville January 22, 2020
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Wuhan: Virus-hit Chinese city to shut public transport January 22, 2020
- Do Morals Matter? | Behind The Book featuring Joseph Nye January 22, 2020
- ‘Loose with the truth’: Chuck Schumer on the gravity of Donald Trump’s alleged offences January 22, 2020
- ‘The time to act is now’: Prince Charles calls for green taxes to fight climate emergency January 22, 2020
- The Heat: World Economic Forum January 22, 2020
- BBC World Service – Witness History, Silent Spring: A book that changed the world January 22, 2020
- Has Reaganomics Turned America Into a “Sh*thole” Country? January 22, 2020
- Solution To Climate Change Is To Make It Profitable, Says Private Equity Investor | Davos 2020 January 22, 2020
- China declares a ‘war’ on plastic pollution January 22, 2020
- Appeals Court Dismisses Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government January 21, 2020
- Trump and Greta Thunberg Address Elites at Davos as Oxfam Condemns Mounting Inequality January 21, 2020
- Voting Rights Advocate: The Impeachment of Trump Is Needed to Protect Our Elections & Democracy January 21, 2020
- A Show Trial? As Trump Impeachment Trial Begins, Mitch McConnell Accused of Staging a Cover-Up January 21, 2020
- How McConnell’s “rigged” impeachment trial rules keep the public in the dark January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg Addresses Global Elite at Davos: Our House Is Still on Fire January 21, 2020
- David Suzuki on the climate change existential threat January 21, 2020
- Only Greta Gets it Right (climate) – World Economic Forum, Jan 2020 January 21, 2020
- Adam Schiff Annihilates Trump Lawyer’s Impeachment Trial Metaphor January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg Shames Economic Elite At Davos January 21, 2020
- Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire at the Nasher January 21, 2020
- ‘What will you tell your children?’: Greta Thunberg blasts climate inaction at Davos January 21, 2020
- Trump blasts impeachment trial upon arrival at Davos Economic Forum January 21, 2020
- Davos: Greta Thunberg makes opening remarks at session on averting ‘climate apocalypse’ January 21, 2020
- Oxford Martin School – Events January 21, 2020
- Greta Thunberg speaks at the World Economic Forum | LIVE January 21, 2020
- Dylan Thomas, 1952: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, A Story – Recorded at Steinway Hall, NY January 21, 2020
- New evidence against Trump may not be part of Senate trial January 21, 2020
- Putin moves to keep power indefinitely January 21, 2020
- China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus January 21, 2020
- Oxfam warns of widening gap between rich and poor January 20, 2020
- Andrea Bernstein, “American Oligarch” January 20, 2020
- ‘This is not inevitable’, says Oxfam about rising global inequality January 20, 2020
- Dust storm barrels across regional NSW | Nine News Australia January 20, 2020
- Massive dust storm engulfs New South Wales in Australia January 20, 2020
- Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed January 20, 2020
- SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words January 20, 2020
- Davos 2020 – Press Conference: IMF World Economic Outlook Update January 20, 2020
- Climate Change, Migration and Environmental Refugees January 20, 2020
- Climate refugees fleeing drought were part of the migrant caravan from Central America January 20, 2020
- Michael Mann – Future Australians may become ‘climate refugees’ | TheHill January 20, 2020
Daily Archives: November 12, 2016
Political upheaval has major influence over the stock markets, and with climate-change-denying Donald Trump’s “disaster” of an election win, renewable energy investment is looking bleak at the moment as dirty energy surges.
The world’s top coal trader Glencore Plc rose more than 5 percent today while the world’s biggest wind-turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S fell about 13 percent, according to Bloomberg. Solar companies First Solar, SunPower and SolarCity were down a respective 6 percent, 17 percent and 6 percent this morning. Shares in European renewable energy equipment makers and utilities with significant investments in the U.S. have fallen as much as 10 percent, Reuters reported.
As Bloomberg warned in its report, “the swing foretells a story of fossil fuels making a comeback, while the fight against climate change—and investment in wind and solar power—languishes.”
Our president-elect—who literally said “the wind kills all your birds” and solar is “not working so good”—has made no bones about his support of dirty energy, from his ties to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to his pledge to bring back the dirtiest fuel on the planet, coal.
The U.S. wind power industry is “bracing itself for an uncertain future following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency,” staff from Wind Power Monthly wrote in a column today. The publication quoted Trump’s plans to “unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves.”
Nov. 10, 2016 11:00AM EST
Here’s How Trump Plans to Dismantle Environmental Laws
According to Politico:
Hamm, an Oklahoma billionaire who has been a friend of Trump’s for years, has been the leading influence on Trump’s energy policy during the campaign. If Hamm passes, venture capitalist Robert Grady is also seen as a top candidate, though he could also be in line for Interior.
Forrest Lucas, the 74-year-old co-founder of oil products firm Lucas Oil, is favored as a top choice to lead the Department of the Interior.
However, according to Politico:
Trump’s presidential transition team is also eyeing venture capitalist Robert Grady, a George H.W. Bush White House official with ties to Chris Christie. And Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., is said to be interested in the job.
Meanwhile, a person who spoke to the Trump campaign told POLITICO that the aides have also discussed tapping Sarah Palin for Interior Secretary. Trump has said he’d like to put Palin in his cabinet, and Palin has made no secret of her interest.
Other possible candidates include former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin; Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis; and Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm.
Sarah Palin / Harold Hamm
Although Trump has previously said he would abolish the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reports say he will instead ask climate skeptic Myron Ebell to lead the agency. In September, Trump said he will “refocus the EPA on its core mission of ensuring clean air, and clean, safe drinking water for all Americans.”
By Reynard Loki
If the world’s governments don’t prevent the planet’s surface temperature from increasing more than 2 C, then life on Earth will become a difficult proposition for many humans, animals and plants. Glaciers will melt, sea levels will rise, crops will fail, water availability will decrease and diseases will proliferate. Some areas will experience more wildfires and extreme heat; in others, more hurricanes and extreme storms. Coastal cities and possibly entire nations will be swallowed by the sea. There will be widespread social and economic instability, leading to regional conflicts.
Considering that the U.S. is the world’s second biggest emitter behind China, accounting for 16 percent of cumulative global greenhouse gas emissions, the climate decisions President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress make will be critical for future generations. But he has shown no sign that he’s remotely interested in tackling what climate scientist James Hansen calls “humanity’s greatest challenge.”
Contrary to the view of the international scientific community, Trump has called climate change a “con job” and a “myth.” In 2012 he tweeted that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” He cited cold winter weather as evidence that global warming isn’t real, tweeting during a 2014 winter blizzard, “The entire country is freezing—we desperately need a heavy dose of global warming and fast! Ice caps size reaches all time high.”