Daily Archives: January 12, 2017

Tom Questions Rex Tillerson about Climate Change, Ethics in Confirmation Hearing


SenatorTomUdall

Published on Jan 11, 2017

During confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, U.S. Senator Tom Udall pressed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson about his position on climate change and whether he will continue his relationship with Exxon if he is confirmed as the nation’s top diplomat.

Trump Ignores Ethics Experts Urging Him to Divest from His Businesses & Puts Sons In Charge Instead


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 12, 2017

http://democracynow.org – At his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump addressed questions about his business interests and asserted that, as president, he would be exempt from possible conflicts of interest. The Trump Organization is an umbrella company for his hundreds of investments in real estate, brands and other businesses. But Trump said he would not follow advice from ethics experts to divest or create a completely blind trust, and instead announced he will hand over management of the Trump Organization to his sons. The head of the Office of Government Ethics slammed President-elect Trump’s plan to separate himself from his business, calling it “wholly inadequate.” We get response from John Wonderlich, executive director of the Sunlight Foundation.

Do Exxon’s Climate Denial & “Trail of Carnage” on Human Rights Make Tillerson Unfit for State Dept?


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 12, 2017

http://democracynow.org – At the Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state nominee and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, he refused to answer questions about the oil giant’s long history of denying the science of climate change, telling Senators that scientific literature on climate change is “inconclusive.”During the hearing, human rights concerns were also raised repeatedly. Tillerson refused to label Saudi Arabia a human rights violator, and avoided condemning Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte over thousands of extrajudicial killings carried out under Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.” We are joined from San Francisco by oil and energy journalist Antonia Juhasz.

Climate Ready Boston | Boston.gov

Climate Ready Boston is an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.

Boston residents are already affected by extreme heat, rain, snow and flooding. These trends will likely continue. The City launched Climate Ready Boston to help Boston plan for the future impacts of climate change.

Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative. We released a comprehensive study report in December 2016 that you can read below. Next, we plan to work with the community and other partners to help advance our vision for a Climate Ready Boston.

Climate Ready Boston is a partnership with the Green Ribbon Commission with support from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

Link to Full Report

The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges

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The Heat: US President-elect Donald Trump’s challenges

Resilience, development and global change: Resistance, rootedness and resourcefulness

Ethics Debate Clouds First Day of 115th Congress