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- Net Zero Conference 2019 August 19, 2019
- Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change? August 19, 2019
- Sustainable City | Fully Charged August 19, 2019
- How highways wrecked American cities August 19, 2019
- 7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe August 19, 2019
- Urbanization’s Cost in China August 19, 2019
- Urbanisation in China | The Economist August 19, 2019
- Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption August 19, 2019
- Transforming cities with technology | The Economist August 19, 2019
- THE FUTURE OF CITIES August 19, 2019
- Mapped: The World’s Largest Megacities by 2100 August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Megacities In The World 1950 to 2035 – World’s Largest Cities By Population August 19, 2019
- All Countries by Number of Nuclear Weapons (1945-2014) August 19, 2019
- Top 15 Countries by Military Spending (1914-2018) August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Largest Cities in The World 1500 to 2100 (History + Projection) August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Countries by Population (1950 to 2100) – The Most Populous Countries in The World August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Country GDP (PPP) History & Projection (1800-2040) August 19, 2019
- Annual CO₂ Emissions For The Largest Emitting Countries 1800-2017 (metric tons) August 19, 2019
- Why China Ended its One-Child Policy August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Country Total Young Population Ranking History (1960-2017) August 19, 2019
- What Countries Are Most Responsible For Global Warming? August 19, 2019
- Transforming food systems under a changing climate: technologies for food system transformation August 19, 2019
- Hong Kong Protests Spread Worldwide August 19, 2019
- Why Corporate Media Doesn’t Talk Honestly About Racism August 19, 2019
- Iceland honours passing of first glacier lost to global warming August 19, 2019
- Activist on the Front Lines Discusses the Historic Protests in Hong Kong August 19, 2019
- UN convenes CITES summit to tackle threat of mass extinction August 19, 2019
- Protesters flood city despite rain in mass weekend protest August 19, 2019
- ORBIT – A Journey Around Earth in Real Time August 18, 2019
- BBC – Discovery – 22 July 2019 – What next for the Moon? August 18, 2019
- The View from Space – Earth’s Countries and Coastlines August 18, 2019
- Megatsunami Scenario – La Palma Landslide August 18, 2019
- Mega Tsunami could hit the US – La Palma August 18, 2019
- San Francisco high-rise is sinking and leaning August 18, 2019
- This Climate Pioneer Is Trying To Stop The Arctic From Melting | VICE on HBO August 18, 2019
- Greenlanders Are Living The Consequences Of Climate Change August 18, 2019
- Seven Seas of Ice: Russia’s icebreakers traverse top of the world August 18, 2019
- Iraq’s Water Crisis The ecological disaster poisoning Basra and the Mesopotamian Marshes August 18, 2019
- Un Chief on World Humanitarian Day 2019 August 18, 2019
- ‘Yellowhammer’ warns of negative impacts of no-deal Brexit August 18, 2019
- Miro Korenha from Our Daily Planet on the UN World Wildlife conference August 18, 2019
- How Greta Thunberg Ignited Climate Strikes Around the World | One Small Step | NowThis August 18, 2019
- Greta Thunberg leads climate change march in Switzerland August 18, 2019
- Iceland’s Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque – BBC News August 18, 2019
- Marshall to Lead Human Landing System Development on This Week @NASA – Aug ust 16, 2019 August 18, 2019
- ‘Friends, you’re going to love Greenland. I was there on 9/11’ | Lawrence Douglas and Nancy Pick | Opinion | The Guardian August 18, 2019
- Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive | Stephen Petranek August 18, 2019
- How Do Arctic Fires Impact The World? NASA Study August 18, 2019
- Climate Chaos and Extinction Rebellion | Paul Mason August 18, 2019
- Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming—Interview w/David Wallace-Wells—Radio Ecoshock 201 9-02-27 August 18, 2019
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.”