Natural Resources Defense Council’s Trump Watch – keeping an eye on the Administration’s threat to the environment
Clean Water is one of many global crises…but don’t despair, there’s some amazing technology to clean it up and even create water out of thin air!
The Paris Climate Accord
“It’s official — on June 1, President Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,” but suggested that he would be open to new negotiations that are “fair” to the United States. In our June 1 post, Joshua Busby at the University of Texas answers the big questions: What does this mean, and what’s next? He writes, “Under the normal rules of the agreement, the United States cannot withdraw until November 2020,” but “there is a nuclear option.”
Michael Bloomberg: “I’ll make sure UN gets $15 million it needs for Paris agreement” CNN
2016: Hurricane Matthew, Category 5
2017: Catestrophic Hurricanes, Wild Fires in CA and Flooding in TX with unprecedented rainfall. If this happens again next year, will the skeptics start to agree?
Defense Secretary James Mattis: ‘Climate Change Is Impacting Stability,’ Could Threaten Ops: “Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today,” Mattis wrote in unpublished testimony, provided to senators after his confirmation hearing and reported by ProPublica Tuesday. “The effects of a changing climate — such as increased maritime access to the Arctic, rising sea levels, desertification, among others — impact our security situation,” Mattis wrote.” TaskAndPurpose.com
Rick Santorum on renewable energy: “It’s not reliable, it’s not consistent” “Oh my god!” Granholm gasped. CNN
Coal company plans huge solar farm on strip mine “An Eastern Kentucky coal mining company plans to build what could become the state’s largest solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop strip mine, promising jobs for displaced coal miners. Eastern Kentucky coal extraction fell from about 23 million tons in 2008 to about 5 million tons last year. Over that same time, mining employment dropped from 14,373 to 3,833 last year.” Courier-Journal of the USA Today Network