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What if Economic Growth is No Longer a Positive?

Posted: 07.24.2018 no comments

 

No economic growth is a bad thing. When economies and companies don’t grow, they stagnate and falter. Which means fewer jobs, lower wages, less money to invest, more business shut downs, and bankruptcies. In short, more misery for all. It’s all so obvious, right? It’s one of the precious few things we can all agree on […]

 

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Designers vs. Climate Change

Posted: 07.23.2018 no comments

 

Like a growing number of her peers, architect Stephanie Horowitz believes in the design community’s inherent responsibility to address climate issues. So much so that her firm works only with clients who want to build or retrofit buildings that aim for net-zero energy use.   Read the entire article at Architectural Digest.   “When we meet […]

 

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NASA head Bridenstine now a climate change believer

Posted: 07.20.2018 no comments

 

New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine faced tough opposition during his confirmation hearings after being nominated by President Trump to head the space agency. A lot of that had to do with previous statements he had made about climate change.   Read the entire article at the Orlando Sentinel.   Many opposed to his appointment feared he […]

 

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Compilation of Future Weather Forecasts in Southwest US

Posted: 07.18.2018 no comments

 

Cartoon appearing in The Arizona Daily Star:      

 

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Credit Downgrades Imminent for Cities Unprepared for Climate Impacts

Posted: 07.15.2018 no comments

 

Many U.S. coastal communities, unprepared for flooding and other effects of global warming-driven sea level rise, are heading toward an imminent downgrade of their credit unless they act quickly, a new report says.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.    The report warns that federal subsidies for rebuilding flooded properties, coupled with the […]

 

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Ford Goes ‘All In’ on Electric Cars

Posted: 07.13.2018 no comments

 

Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of the market.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim […]

 

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Florida’s Summertime Slime Fueled by Climate Change as well as Pollution

Posted: 07.11.2018 no comments

 

Florida is awash in toxic algae right now. Blue-green algae covers 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. It’s now grown thick in the canals connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River on the east coast, as well as in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers on the west coast.   Read the entire article at the Tampa […]

 

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How Recycling More Steel and Aluminum could Slash Imports without a Trade War

Posted: 07.09.2018 no comments

 

Many economists expect President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to increase what American companies and consumers pay for those metals and the goods made from them. Dozens of companies already have said they will have to fire workers or even go out of business. And, as the retaliatory tariffs Canada, Japan, Mexico […]

 

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Our Planet Is on Fire: All-Time Heat Records Set Worldwide this Week

Posted: 07.06.2018 no comments

 

From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.   Read the entire article at Science Alert.   Large areas of heat pressure or heat domes scattered around the hemisphere led to […]

 

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Taxpayers in the Hamptons Among the Most Exposed to Rising Seas

Posted: 07.02.2018 no comments

 

Almost no city stands to lose as much money from climate change as Southampton, New York. The affluent Long Island suburb – where the median price of a home for sale is almost $2 million – has the second highest level of its property-tax revenue at risk among municipalities with a high likelihood of chronic flooding […]

 

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