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January 12, 2018

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Season 2 Ep 8

The Coal Wars

with America Ferrera

Season 2 Ep 8

Elephant in the Room

with Sigourney Weaver

Season 2 Ep 7

The Road Ahead

with Ty Burrell

Season 2 Ep 7

Safe Passage

with Bradley Whitford

Season 2 Ep 6

Price on Carbon

with Nikki Reed

Season 2 Ep 6

The Sixth Extinction

with Aasif Mandvi

Season 2 Ep 3

Out of Africa

with Thomas L. Friedman

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Death of the Central Valley

with Don Cheadle

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War On Our Future: Should Houston Sue

Should the oil capital of the world be taking the oil companies to court? The city of Houston has a powerful case.

SOURCES:
[i] LATimes.com. L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it. Jan. 13th. 2018. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-climate-change-lawsuit-20180113-story.html
[ii] KSAT.com. By the numbers: Report details Hurricane Harvey’s massive punch. Jan. 25th. 2018. https://www.ksat.com/news/by-the-numbers-inside-the-national-hurricane-center-s-hurricane-harvey-report
[iii] Coast.NOAA.Gov. Hurricane Costs. Jan. 1st. 2018.  https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says. July. 10th. 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
[v] EPA.gov. Climate Change Indicators.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/oceans
[vi] Climate.Gov. Reviewing Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rain and flooding. Sept. 18th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/reviewing-hurricane-harveys-catastrophic-rain-and-flooding
[vii] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress. Nov. 13th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/13/fossil-fuel-emissions-projected-to-reach-an-all-time-high-in-2017-dashing-hopes-of-progress/
[ix] Apps.PublicIntegrity.org. A Century of Influence: The unlikely partnership between Big Oil and the White House. Dec. 12th. 2017. https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/century-of-influence/
[x] Ibid.

War On Our Future: Should Houston Sue

Should the oil capital of the world be taking the oil companies to court? The city of Houston has a powerful case.

SOURCES:
[i] LATimes.com. L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it. Jan. 13th. 2018. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-climate-change-lawsuit-20180113-story.html
[ii] KSAT.com. By the numbers: Report details Hurricane Harvey’s massive punch. Jan. 25th. 2018. https://www.ksat.com/news/by-the-numbers-inside-the-national-hurricane-center-s-hurricane-harvey-report
[iii] Coast.NOAA.Gov. Hurricane Costs. Jan. 1st. 2018.  https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says. July. 10th. 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
[v] EPA.gov. Climate Change Indicators.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/oceans
[vi] Climate.Gov. Reviewing Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rain and flooding. Sept. 18th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/reviewing-hurricane-harveys-catastrophic-rain-and-flooding
[vii] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress. Nov. 13th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/13/fossil-fuel-emissions-projected-to-reach-an-all-time-high-in-2017-dashing-hopes-of-progress/
[ix] Apps.PublicIntegrity.org. A Century of Influence: The unlikely partnership between Big Oil and the White House. Dec. 12th. 2017. https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/century-of-influence/
[x] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

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Gisele Bündchen: The Battle in the Forest

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. But after years of conservation success, deforestation is on the rise again in Brazil. Gisele Bündchen heads into the forest to learn what’s going on and how we can stop it. 

Gisele Bündchen: The Battle in the Forest

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. But after years of conservation success, deforestation is on the rise again in Brazil. Gisele Bündchen heads into the forest to learn what’s going on and how we can stop it. 

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#ClimateFacts: Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains. 

SOURCES:
[i] WHO.int. Mercury and Health. March 2017.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] EPA.gov. Basic Information about Mercury. Aug 2nd. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/mercury/basic-information-about-mercury
[v] NBCNews.com. Toxic Mercury in Seas Tied to Algae, Air. Apr 12th. 2009. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30707671/ns/us_news-environment/t/toxic-mercury-seas-tied-algae-air/#.Wl-cC5M-fOQ
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NRDC.org. Mercury Guide. Mar 10th. 2016. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/mercury-guide

#ClimateFacts: Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains. 

SOURCES:
[i] WHO.int. Mercury and Health. March 2017.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] EPA.gov. Basic Information about Mercury. Aug 2nd. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/mercury/basic-information-about-mercury
[v] NBCNews.com. Toxic Mercury in Seas Tied to Algae, Air. Apr 12th. 2009. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30707671/ns/us_news-environment/t/toxic-mercury-seas-tied-algae-air/#.Wl-cC5M-fOQ
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NRDC.org. Mercury Guide. Mar 10th. 2016. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/mercury-guide

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#ClimateFacts: Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

#ClimateFacts: Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

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We Need More Climate Candidates

It’s one of the biggest crises facing America today but only one member of Congress is giving it the prominence it deserves: Sheldon Whitehouse. Why don’t other leaders care as much?

You can help change this. Take the pledge here: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/learn/news/take-the-pledge-to-vote-for-the-environment/

We Need More Climate Candidates

It’s one of the biggest crises facing America today but only one member of Congress is giving it the prominence it deserves: Sheldon Whitehouse. Why don’t other leaders care as much?

You can help change this. Take the pledge here: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/learn/news/take-the-pledge-to-vote-for-the-environment/

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#ClimateFacts: Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

SOURCES:
[i] Years Of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 7. A Dangerous Future.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Annual Survey Of Football Injury Research, 1931-2016. March 13, 2017 https://nccsir.unc.edu/files/2013/10/Annual-Football-2016-Fatalities-FINAL.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

SOURCES:
[i] Years Of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 7. A Dangerous Future.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Annual Survey Of Football Injury Research, 1931-2016. March 13, 2017 https://nccsir.unc.edu/files/2013/10/Annual-Football-2016-Fatalities-FINAL.pdf

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Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan?

SOURCES:
[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77
[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy
[iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
[v] EESI.org. Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017. http://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-jobs-in-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-2017
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/FY2017BudgetinBrief_0.pdf
[viii]CNBC.com. Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/trump-again-seeks-to-slash-funding-for-clean-energy-in-2019-budget.html
[ix] Ibid.

Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan?

SOURCES:
[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77
[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy
[iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
[v] EESI.org. Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017. http://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-jobs-in-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-2017
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/FY2017BudgetinBrief_0.pdf
[viii]CNBC.com. Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/trump-again-seeks-to-slash-funding-for-clean-energy-in-2019-budget.html
[ix] Ibid.

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