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Season 2 Ep 7

The Road Ahead

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Season 2 Ep 7

Safe Passage

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#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

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#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

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#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

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Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

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New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

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Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

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#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

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Scott Pruitt Gets Sweet Deal on Rent from Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is so cozy with the fossil fuel lobby, they’re basically living together. But his way-below-market apartment rental in D.C. is just the tip of his unethical spending iceberg.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[ii] ibid.
[iii] ABCNews.go.com. EXCLUSIVE: EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’. Mar. 30th. 2018.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092
[iv] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[v] Ibid.
[vi] NYTimes.com.E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule. Oct. 9th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html
[vii] CNBC.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt took first-class, military, charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $163,000 in first year alone: Report. Mar. 21st. 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-took-flights-costing-taxpayers-163000.html
[viii] Ecowatch.com.Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team. Oct. 23rd. 2017. https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-bodyguards-2500198933.html
[ix] Newsweek.com. scott pruitt spent more than $40,000 on epa private phone booth. Mar. 14th. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-phone-booth-epa-expenditure-844989
[x] USAToday.com. EPA ethics counsel: Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night room deal wasn’t ‘prohibited gift at all’. Mar. 30th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/30/reports-epas-scott-pruitt-made-50-night-room-deal-energy-lobbyists-wife/472670002/

Scott Pruitt Gets Sweet Deal on Rent from Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is so cozy with the fossil fuel lobby, they’re basically living together. But his way-below-market apartment rental in D.C. is just the tip of his unethical spending iceberg.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[ii] ibid.
[iii] ABCNews.go.com. EXCLUSIVE: EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’. Mar. 30th. 2018.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092
[iv] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[v] Ibid.
[vi] NYTimes.com.E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule. Oct. 9th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html
[vii] CNBC.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt took first-class, military, charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $163,000 in first year alone: Report. Mar. 21st. 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-took-flights-costing-taxpayers-163000.html
[viii] Ecowatch.com.Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team. Oct. 23rd. 2017. https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-bodyguards-2500198933.html
[ix] Newsweek.com. scott pruitt spent more than $40,000 on epa private phone booth. Mar. 14th. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-phone-booth-epa-expenditure-844989
[x] USAToday.com. EPA ethics counsel: Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night room deal wasn’t ‘prohibited gift at all’. Mar. 30th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/30/reports-epas-scott-pruitt-made-50-night-room-deal-energy-lobbyists-wife/472670002/

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Don Cheadle Meets Cotton Farmer Kurtis Thomas

Texas cotton farmer Kurtis Thomas is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian with some serious doubts about climate change. He meets with evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Don Cheadle to explain why and see if they can change his mind.

Don Cheadle Meets Cotton Farmer Kurtis Thomas

Texas cotton farmer Kurtis Thomas is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian with some serious doubts about climate change. He meets with evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Don Cheadle to explain why and see if they can change his mind.

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Driving Towards Denial

President Donald Trump’s EPA is preparing to rollback federal regulations requiring cars to be cleaner and more fuel efficient. This, amid auto-industry lobbying to cast doubt on the proven scientific links between tailpipe pollution, human health, and climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] TIME.com. How Drivers Will Decide the Fate of the Climate. Dec. 1st. 2017. http://time.com/5039882/donald-trump-carbon-emissions-auto-industry/
[ii] NYTimes.com.U.S. Sets Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards. Aug. 28th. 2012.
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/business/energy-environment/obama-unveils-tighter-fuel-efficiency-standards.html?smid=pl-share
[iii] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[iv] Ibid.
[v] ThinkProgress.com. Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/car-companies-hire-climate-denier-to-attack-clean-cars-e533fd00420c/
[vi] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[vii] NYTimes.com. Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/climate/climate-change-sylvia-earle.html
[viii] VOX.com. Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is. June. 13th. 2016. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[ix] UCSUSA.org. Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks, Model Years 2017 to 2025. June. 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/06/Fuel-Economy-Standards-2017-2025-summary.pdf
[x] Bloomberg.com. California’s Ready to Retaliate If Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say. Mar. 27th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst

Driving Towards Denial

President Donald Trump’s EPA is preparing to rollback federal regulations requiring cars to be cleaner and more fuel efficient. This, amid auto-industry lobbying to cast doubt on the proven scientific links between tailpipe pollution, human health, and climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] TIME.com. How Drivers Will Decide the Fate of the Climate. Dec. 1st. 2017. http://time.com/5039882/donald-trump-carbon-emissions-auto-industry/
[ii] NYTimes.com.U.S. Sets Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards. Aug. 28th. 2012.
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/business/energy-environment/obama-unveils-tighter-fuel-efficiency-standards.html?smid=pl-share
[iii] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[iv] Ibid.
[v] ThinkProgress.com. Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/car-companies-hire-climate-denier-to-attack-clean-cars-e533fd00420c/
[vi] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[vii] NYTimes.com. Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/climate/climate-change-sylvia-earle.html
[viii] VOX.com. Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is. June. 13th. 2016. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[ix] UCSUSA.org. Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks, Model Years 2017 to 2025. June. 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/06/Fuel-Economy-Standards-2017-2025-summary.pdf
[x] Bloomberg.com. California’s Ready to Retaliate If Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say. Mar. 27th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst

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VW Beyond Dieselgate

Volkswagen, rocked by a massive emissions cheating scandal, has announced plans to create the largest electric car fleet in the world. Do you think the company can turn over a new leaf? 

SOURCES:
[i] Bloomberg.com. VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock. Mar. 13th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] TheGuardian.com. VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges. Feb. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/02/vw-scandal-emissions-cheats-could-face-criminal-charges
[v] TheGuardian.com. W scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows. Sept. 23rd. 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-caused-nearly-1m-tonnes-of-extra-pollution-analysis-shows
[vi] NBCNews.com. Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers. Apr. 21st. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

VW Beyond Dieselgate

Volkswagen, rocked by a massive emissions cheating scandal, has announced plans to create the largest electric car fleet in the world. Do you think the company can turn over a new leaf? 

SOURCES:
[i] Bloomberg.com. VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock. Mar. 13th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] TheGuardian.com. VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges. Feb. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/02/vw-scandal-emissions-cheats-could-face-criminal-charges
[v] TheGuardian.com. W scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows. Sept. 23rd. 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-caused-nearly-1m-tonnes-of-extra-pollution-analysis-shows
[vi] NBCNews.com. Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers. Apr. 21st. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

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#ClimateFacts: Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26014963
[ii] https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/about-central-valley.html
[iiia] http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n1/full/nclimate1633.html
[iiib] http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400082
[iv] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[v] https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201206
[vi] https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/us-declares-largest-natural-disaster-area-ever-due-drought/325982/

#ClimateFacts: Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26014963
[ii] https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/about-central-valley.html
[iiia] http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n1/full/nclimate1633.html
[iiib] http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400082
[iv] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[v] https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201206
[vi] https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/us-declares-largest-natural-disaster-area-ever-due-drought/325982/

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Monumental Disinformation

As President Donald Trump prepares to auction off huge swathes of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments, new documents have come to light revealing the truth behind his decision to shrink them.

Monumental Disinformation

As President Donald Trump prepares to auction off huge swathes of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments, new documents have come to light revealing the truth behind his decision to shrink them.

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#ClimateFacts: The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

#ClimateFacts: The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

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Disaster Unpreparedness Agency

The agency tasked with preparing U.S. for disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just left the country woefully unprepared for climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[ii]Globalchange.gov. National Climate Assessment
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
[iii] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[iv] Ibid
[v] Bloomberg. FEMA Strips Mention of ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/fema-strips-mention-of-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan

Disaster Unpreparedness Agency

The agency tasked with preparing U.S. for disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just left the country woefully unprepared for climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[ii]Globalchange.gov. National Climate Assessment
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
[iii] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[iv] Ibid
[v] Bloomberg. FEMA Strips Mention of ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/fema-strips-mention-of-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

Jack Black

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

I spoke to scientists, I spoke to politicians, I spoke to children, and I spoke to a psychiatrist. I’ve really run the gamut of all things climate change on this incredible personal journey of mine.

Jack Black

Gisele Bündchen

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

When we all unite our unique abilities in service of a common good, we can create a better world.

Gisele Bündchen