Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMDuring the Trump years, it will be up to all of us to let science teachers know that we recognize, support, and applaud them for the crucial and difficult role they play in equipping the next generation to understand the power of scientific thinking. [News Source]
Will education secretary pick Betsy DeVos dilute science instruction?
Trump doesn’t represent American views on climate change.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMPresident-elect Donald Trump is out of step with both science and public opinion on the issue of climate change, which many experts consider to be one of the greatest threats of our time. [News Source]
Shutdown of Michigan nuclear plant not sounding climate alarms.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMIn Michigan, the likely loss of hundreds of jobs and taxes from the early closure of Entergy Corp.’s 810-megawatt Palisades nuclear plant in 2018 is causing hand-wringing about the economic consequences. But the impact on greenhouse gas emissions? Not so much. [News Source]
Donald Trump’s cabinet choices stumble by.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMThree of the most controversial and quite possibly the least qualified of these nominees paraded across the screen in a cavalcade of misstatements, lapses of judgment, conflicts of interest and from time to time spectacular displays of ignorance and insensitivity. [News Source]
Trump’s EPA may ‘review’ California’s car pollution rules.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMIt became clear Wednesday that far-reaching car pollution rules enforced by California and a handful of other states could be jeopardized if EPA nominee Scott Pruitt is confirmed by the Senate. [News Source]
Scott Pruitt, testifying to lead EPA, criticizes environmental rules.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMMr. Pruitt, Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the E.P.A., offered his vision of a more restrained agency at his confirmation hearing. [News Source]
Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel to open Sundance in acutely political year.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMPolitics looks set to overshadow the Utah film festival’s 2017 edition, with a march by women film-makers, a documentary on Donald Trump’s presidential victory, and a slew of films on climate change. [News Source]
2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AM2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change. [News Source]
2016 officially declared hottest year on record.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AM2016 has been officially declared the hottest year on record, the third year in a row to do so and a marker of global warming. [News Source]
The Guardian view on Trump and global warming: the right fight.
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMThe president-elect should understand that America needs to shoulder global responsibilities, and that in doing so America will benefit by owning the technologies of the future. [News Source]
How far can technology go to stave off climate change?
Thursday January 19th 2017, 9:00 AMWith carbon dioxide emissions continuing to rise, an increasing number of experts believe major technological breakthroughs will be necessary to slow global warming. But without the societal will to decarbonize, even the best technologies won’t be enough. [News Source]