Climate Change

"Budget: Trump Proposes Slashing DOE Clean Energy Research"

While the Energy Department's nuclear weapons program get an 11% increase under the Trump budget, "clean energy, smart grid and electric vehicle initiatives favored under the Obama administration are singled out for elimination or sharp cutbacks."

Source: EnergyWire, 03/17/2017

National Academies Praise Obama Climate Report Pending Under Trump

"The United States’ top independent science experts have blessed a draft Obama administration climate science report — left behind for the Trump administration to finish — that presents a strong contrast to inaccurate scientific claims by President Trump’s top environmental official."

Source: Washington Post, 03/16/2017

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

"The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears. But the reef, and the profusion of sea creatures living near it, are in profound trouble."

Source: NY Times, 03/16/2017

"U.S. Group Sierra Club Seeks Probe Of EPA's Pruitt Over CO2 Comments"

"U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club has asked the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general to investigate whether the agency's head, Scott Pruitt, violated internal policies when he said he did not believe carbon dioxide was a major contributor to climate change, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 03/16/2017

Trump Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Threat

"Secretary of Defense James Mattis has asserted that climate change is real, and a threat to American interests abroad and the Pentagon’s assets everywhere, a position that appears at odds with the views of the president who appointed him and many in the administration in which he serves."

Source: ProPublica, 03/15/2017


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