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CARB Newsclips for August 3, 2017. This is a service of the California Air Resources Board’s Office of Communications. You may need to sign in or register with individual websites to view some of the following news articles. CARB BUSINESS The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop to begin discussing concepts for minimizing community health impacts from seaports, railyards, and warehouses/distribution centers. Workshops will be held at the locations and dates shown below. Both workshops will follow the same format and present the same material. LOS ANGELES Tuesday, August 29, 2017, (1:00 – 3:00 pm) Junipero Serra Building 320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, California 90013 SACRAMENTO (also webcast) Wednesday, September 6, 2017, (1:00 – 3:00 pm) California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Sierra Hearing Room 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 For more information on this workshop, please see the meeting notice at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/gmp/sfti/FreightFacility.htm ______________________________ Northern California Truck Owners and Operators -- You’re invited to attend a One-Stop Truck event in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, August 30. At this event, you’ll be able to get help with all of your CARB compliance questions, get up-to-date info on truck rules, learn about financial incentives to help purchase new trucks, visit with vendors, and check out the latest clean trucks. Here's what you will find at this One-Stop event: • One-on-one compliance assistance (Asistencia en español disponible) • Enforcement inspection demo • Truck and bus and off-road regulation overview • New technology options for compliance • Funding options for on-road trucks • CHP Inspection update • Industry vendors & local agency booths • Clean vehicle/technology displays For more information and to sign up to attend, please visit our One Stop Truck Event webpage: www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/azregs/onestop.htm or call the Diesel Hotline at 866-634-3735 _____________________________________ CAP AND TRADE California’s Cap-and-Trade Bill Enhances Existing Tax Incentive. As part of the cap-and-trade deal that was ironed out shortly before the Legislature went on its summer recess, two bills were enacted. AB 617 (Cristina Garcia) dealt with air emissions, while AB 398 (Eduardo Garcia) dealt with the program itself. Contained in AB 398 was an elimination of an existing fee… http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/08/californias-cap-trade-bill-enhances-existing-tax-incentive/ GOP lawmaker defends vote for 'crap sandwich' cap and trade. California Republicans who voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases last month are taking heat from constituents. Assemblymember Devon Mathis was one of eight Republicans who broke ranks to support A.B. 398, the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) backed to extend the market-based system through 2030. https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/08/03/stories/1060058334 AIR POLLUTION Congress takes aim at the Clean Air Act, putting the limits of California's power to the test. California is confronting the limits of its power to save federal environmental protections as Congress and the Trump administration take aim at a landmark law the state has relied on for decades to clean the air of noxious smog. http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-smog-republicans-20170803-story.html EPA backs off delay for smog-causing emissions reduction after being sued. Scott Pruitt claims change is testament to responsiveness but makes no mention of legal challenge over Obama-era rules to lessen ground-level ozone. One day after getting sued by 15 states, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief, Scott Pruitt, reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/03/epa-emissions-ground-level-ozone-smog-air-pollutants http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345079-epa-walks-back-delay-of-obama-air-pollution-rule http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/08/03/epa-chief-backtracks-on-delaying-rules-reducing-emissions.html http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/epa-unexpectedly-cancels-delay-of-strict-obama-smog-rules/article/2630519 California regulators willing to talk about air quality targets. Trump or no Trump, California regulators remain convinced that their air quality targets are achievable and necessary -- but they’re willing to talk about it. Annette Hebert, chief of emissions compliance for the California Air Resources Board, said she is open to discussing the state’s standards with industry representatives and federal officials. http://www.autonews.com/article/20170802/OEM11/170809899/california-regulators-willing-to-talk-about-air-quality-targets BC wildfire smoke pollution now listed as unhealthy for all in Portland. A thick haze from wildfires in British Columbia continued to blanket Portland Thursday morning, all during a triple-digit heat wave. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has downgraded the air quality rating in and around the Portland metro area to red, or unhealthy for everyone. http://www.kgw.com/weather/bc-wildfire-smoke-impacts-portland-air-quality-driving-haze-into-the-region/461306608 Cheshire East council admits air pollution data was falsified. Council apologizes for serious errors in air quality readings over three years and says it is reviewing planning applications. A local authority has admitted its air pollution data was deliberately manipulated for three years to make it look cleaner. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/02/cheshire-east-council-admits-falsifying-air-pollution-data POLLUTION SOLUTION VW, Mercedes and BMW to update ANOTHER 5.3million diesel cars across Europe to slash toxic emissions. German makers announce another round of updates for EU models to fix emissions. BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen have agreed to issue software fix on ANOTHER 5.3million cars in a bid to cut pollution. The trio of German manufacturers struck a deal with European authorities over an update on diesels fitted with Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines. https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/4162334/bmw-mercedes-and-vw-to-update-another-5-3million-diesel-cars-across-europe-to-slash-toxic-emissions/ CLIMATE CHANGE This strange spot in the Atlantic is resisting global warming. Scientists think they know why. A mysterious “warming hole” in the North Atlantic Ocean, an anomalous zone of cooling temperatures which has fascinated and puzzled scientists for the past few years, may be evidence of more troubling processes at work. A new study, just out in the journal Nature Climate Change, has joined a growing body… https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/02/this-strange-spot-over-the-atlantic-isnt-getting-warmer-scientists-think-they-may-know-why/?utm_term=.5f5bea108f36 The Energy 202: EPA finds no problems with Pruitt's climate change views. When Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt went on CNBC last March and said that he did not believe carbon dioxide was the "primary contributor" to global warming, he put himself at odds with the scientific stances of many institutions — including, officially, the EPA itself. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2017/08/03/the-energy-202-epa-finds-no-problems-with-pruitt-s-climate-change-views/59820e6330fb045fdaef10b9/?utm_term=.cd2d4dcf6d3f Activists Aim to Turn Sun Belt. Into Front Line on Climate. In the sweltering Southern states, workers laboring outdoors are wrestling with the personal and political consequences of a worsening environment. Adolfo Guerra, a landscaper in this port city on the Gulf of Mexico, remembers panicking as his co-worker vomited and convulsed after hours of mowing lawns in stifling heat. Other workers rushed to cover him with ice, and the man recovered. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/us/politics/climate-change-trump-working-poor-activists.html How your pet is contributing to global warming. Turns out that chow you’re feeding Fido and Felix produces a pretty big carbon pawprint. In a study released Wednesday, a geography professor at UCLA calculated that the meat-based food Americans’ dogs and cats eat – and the waste those pets produce – generate the equivalent of about 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article164990657.html#storylink=cpy http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/08/03/dog-cat-feces-climate-change/ What’s fighting climate change worth to the Inland Empire? $9.1 billion, a new study finds. More than $9 billion and 41,000 jobs have been added to the Inland economy as a result of California’s climate change initiatives, a new study found. And the indirect effect of that spending supported more than 73,000 jobs and $14.2 billion in economic activity in the Inland Empire from 2010 to 2016… http://www.pe.com/2017/08/03/whats-fighting-climate-change-worth-to-the-inland-empire-9-1-billion-a-new-study-finds/ How hot weather – and climate change – affect airline flights. (THE CONVERSATION) Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines in agricultural yields. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-how-hot-weather-and-climate-change-affect-airline-flights-80795-20170803-story.html More Hot Days Are Coming With Climate Change. Our Choices Will Decide How Many. Summer still has a month to go, but extreme heat has been a major storyline through June and July. Sweltering temperatures have grounded planes, sparked wildfires and set records from coast-to-coast. These stories are becoming annual rites of passage as the world warms. And the number of hot days is projected to increase in the coming decades. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-change-hot-days-21667 Climate policies study shows Inland Empire economic boon. According to the first comprehensive study of the economic effects of climate programs in California’s Inland Empire, Riverside and San Bernardino counties experienced a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 jobs from 2010 through 2016. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education… http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/08/03/climate-policies-study-shows-inland-empire-economic-boon/ The indigenous fight against climate change. Knowledge of animals, insects, agricultural techniques and weather patterns is honed from interaction with nature passed down through generations. Off Baffin Island in Canada, summer sea ice melts to an unprecedented low and Inuit hunters fear stepping on the ice pack. On Kiribati, an island republic of low-lying coral atolls in the Central Pacific… https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/the-indigenous-fight-against-climate-change-1.3162706 EPA Science Integrity Panel Says Pruitt’s Climate Denial Is Permissible. A complaint was filed after Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator said on CNBC that carbon dioxide isn’t a main cause of global warming. An internal review by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that its administrator did not violate its scientific integrity policy when he contradicted a fundamental tenet of climate science… https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082017/scott-pruitt-climate-denial-epa-scientific-integrity-complaint Heat Waves Creeping Toward a Deadly Heat-Humidity Threshold. As global temperatures rise, river valleys in South Asia will face the highest risk of heat waves that reach the limits of human survivability, a new study shows. Heat waves that are dangerous now will get worse as global temperatures rises. If global warming continues on its current pace, heat waves in South Asia will begin to create conditions so hot and humid that humans cannot… https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082017/heatwaves-deadly-heat-humidity-wet-bulb-human-survivability-threshold http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/south-asia-heat-waves-temperature-rise-global-warming-climate-change/ Methane-Eating Bacteria Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet Could be Curbing Global Warming. Bacteria that eat methane, a greenhouse gas, have been discovered in an Antarctic lake that has been isolated from the atmosphere for thousands of years. Their presence could significantly reduce the potential risk of warming posed by reservoirs of gas locked up in the ice, scientists say. http://www.newsweek.com/methane-eating-bacteria-antarctic-ice-645570 A plant dies, and some ask if nuclear can help the climate. Nuclear power plants provide 60 percent of America's carbon-free electricity. But efforts to increase that figure were dealt a serious blow this week when two South Carolina utilities elected to abandon two new reactors at V.C. Summer, an existing nuclear power plant about 20 miles northwest of Columbia. https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/08/03/stories/1060058333 DIESEL ACTIVITIES Venture Capitalists Flock to Truck Technology Start-ups. Forget the stodgy, conservative image that once clung to the trucking industry. Thanks to the digital revolution sweeping across this industry, truck tech is hot. And venture capitalists have taken notice. Growing numbers of venture capital firms are pouring money into start-ups that promise to reinvent some — or all — of the massive global trucking ecosystem… https://www.trucks.com/2017/07/31/venture-capitalists-flock-truck-technology-startups/ Foes of Obama truck rules hope for sympathy from Trump team. Critics of the Obama administration's effort to make all big rigs significantly less polluting are hoping the Trump administration will ease up on those regulations. Seeing an opening in President Trump's rollback of other climate regulations, small groups within the trucking industry are redoubling their pressure on U.S. EPA for exemptions from greenhouse… https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/08/03/stories/1060058314 VEHICLES Electric-Car Revolution Shakes Up the Biggest Metals Markets. The revolution in electric vehicles set to upturn industries from energy to infrastructure is also creating winners and losers within the world’s biggest metals markets. While some of the largest diversified miners like Glencore Plc argue fossil fuels such as coal and oil still play a crucial role supplying energy needs… https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-02/electric-car-revolution-is-shaking-up-the-biggest-metals-markets Tesla Burns Less Cash Than Expected as Model 3 Hits Market (2). Tesla Inc. burned through less cash than expected before rolling out its most affordable model yet, giving Elon Musk some financial leeway to pull off his mission of bringing electric cars to the masses. Negative free cash flow was $1.16 billion in the second quarter, Tesla said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday… http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-OU19UE6KLVRC01-0983TRJUQH9U2AMC8K1JD52QQ4 How One Automaker's Bad Behavior Is Good For Sacramento. The Sacramento area is on its way to becoming the first city in the nation with an expansive network of shared electric vehicles and charging stations. Part of Volkswagen's settlement with the State of California over its diesel emissions cheating scheme, is to promote and advance the use of zero emission vehicles throughout the state. http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/08/03/how-one-automakers-bad-behavior-is-good-for-sacramento/ California reviews gasoline vehicles for pollution: official. The California environmental agency that probed Volkswagen AG's diesel vehicles for violating pollution-control rules is now scrutinizing whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting excess pollution, according to a senior official. "We are not just looking at diesels, but we are looking at some gasoline concerns," Annette Hebert, division chief for emissions compliance overseeing autos… http://www.businessinsider.com/r-california-reviews-gasoline-vehicles-for-pollution-official-2017-8 Global momentum underway for electric vehicles. Germany and the U.S. automotive state, Michigan, announce novel strides in the move to non-fuel powered vehicles. The drive toward electric vehicles gained international momentum with Germany and the United States making strides on the sea change in the automotive industry. Two million electric vehicles were on the road globally last year… https://www.upi.com/Global-momentum-underway-for-electric-vehicles/9441501754790/ Tesla Model S, Model X electric cars updated with new features. Before the Tesla Model 3 officially entered production, the electric-car maker shuffled features on its Model S to provide a clear distinction between the two sedans. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has often said those looking for luxury will be happiest in a Model S, while the Model 3 remains a much more straightforward piece of transportation. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1111909_tesla-model-s-model-x-electric-cars-updated-with-new-features https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/08/03/stories/1060058335 Climate group sees ‘inevitable’ shift to electric vehicles in Sonoma County. Meeting Sonoma County’s climate protection goals will require putting 138,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030 and effectively ending sales of fuel-burning cars, a local environmental group said in a report due for release this week. http://www.petaluma360.com/news/7269447-181/climate-group-sees-inevitable-shift?artslide=0 Armored Security Vehicles Go Electric. Cash management provider Brink’s has signed on with battery-electric truck maker Workhorse Group to power its armored security vehicles. The company will purchase two electric vehicles for use in California and Chicago. Brink’s is looking to the startup to help add greener and more efficient vehicles to its fleet in the U.S. https://www.trucks.com/2017/08/03/armored-security-vehicles-go-electric/ Goodbye, Internal Combustion! Electric Vehicles are Rolling In. Electric vehicles (EVs) don’t make much noise on the road, but they’re generating a lot of buzz about the future of this technology and what it means for business and the environment. Cars, buses, and trucks are the second biggest source of pollution in the U.S. after electricity production. http://www.theenergycollective.com/edfenergyex/2410041/goodbye-internal-combustion-electric-vehicles-rolling GREEN ENERGY GE Claims Vestas Infringes Wind Turbine Power Control Patent. General Electric Co., which lost its top spot in wind turbine sales this year, claims new market leader Vestas Wind Systems A/S is using its technology to protect their turbines from dramatic fluctuations in power. The dispute comes as the U.S. wind industry is gearing up for significant growth. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-02/ge-claims-vestas-infringes-wind-turbine-power-control-patent Arsenal Soccer Club Tackles Climate Change With Clean Energy. Arsenal Football Club said it would power its stadium with renewable energy produced from wasted food and solar panels in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. The North London club signed a contract with Octopus Energy Ltd. to source energy from anaerobic digestion plants and solar farms. It is offsetting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-03/arsenal-soccer-club-tackles-climate-change-with-clean-energy Powin Energy to get a Hawaiian solar boost. After landing a series of big utility deals, Powin Energy is edging into the market for energy storage paired with non-utility solar projects, a market that is expected to grow rapidly. The Tualatin-based battery systems company said Wednesday it will deploy a total of 2.4 megawatt-hours of storage capacity across seven "behind the meter" solar projects in Hawaii for… https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/08/03/powin-energy-to-get-a-hawaiian-solar-boost.html Solar eclipse to disrupt Duke Energy power grid. When the moon blots out the sun during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, Duke Energy will face its trial by darkness. The trouble: solar farms. North Carolina has the nation’s second-highest power capacity in solar farms, totaling some 3,200 megawatts. That amount of solar energy will make the effect of a total eclipse comparable to several nuclear reactors rapidly shutting down at the same time. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article165171097.html#storylink=cpy Alphabet Turns to Molten Salt to Store Clean Energy. Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google's parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind and solar power affordably to expand renewables and combat climate change. Alphabet’s X research lab is developing a cutting-edge molten salt technology… http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alphabet-molten-salt-clean-energy-21671 The Race For Floating Wind Farms Has Begun. For the last six years Statoil has been testing game-changing offshore wind technology. The result: a floating wind turbine has been pulled from Norway to Scotland where the world’s first floating wind farm will be installed. The £190m Hywind project will ultimately see five 6 MW floating turbines in depths of up to 120m in an area close to 4km close to Peterhead. http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Nuclear-Power/The-Race-For-Floating-Wind-Farms-Has-Begun.html Study: Batteries and clean energy will outcompete fossil fuels by 2020. Government spending on research is key to energy storage cost reductions, study says. Energy storage prices are falling rapidly, allowing new combinations of solar, wind, and energy storage to “outcompete” the costs of coal and natural gas plants, according to a new study. Research and development investment for energy storage projects have brought the cost… https://thinkprogress.org/study-sees-significant-drop-energy-storage-costs-77b1f2b15c71/ Is the era of the utility megaproject over? Vogtle. Kemper. V.C. Summer. A decade ago, this trio of sprawling power projects signaled the next wave of cleaner baseload energy that would keep air conditioners and the economy humming in the fast-growing Southeast. Now, all three have become a symbols of broken promises and busted budgets — a narrative capped by Monday's announcement that Scana Corp. https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/08/03/stories/1060058301 OPINIONS California leads way in clean energy. Russell Harland’s letter of July 28, referring to the recent cap-and-trade extension, claimed “California isn’t being a leader. California is being left behind.” But let’s check the facts. California’s job growth has outpaced that of the national economy for years. Our state has far more clean-energy jobs than there are coal jobs in all of America. http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article164825312.html#storylink=cpy Cap-and-trade deal will save Valley from harsh economy. I was sent to Sacramento to give rural California a seat at the table and to effectively do the business of the state. It was in that spirit I decided to support Assembly Bill 398, which reforms and extends the cap-and-trade program for a decade, while reducing taxes, fees and regulations by more than $16 billion dollars. http://www.modbee.com/opinion/state-issues/article164976197.html#storylink=cpy We'll never tackle climate change if academics keep the focus on consensus. In a democracy, we hope that science helps to inform the public about its problems. In the case of climate change, believe it or not, the evidence suggests this is going relatively well. Climate science is a vast, sprawling field of knowledge that has achieved great success in occupying the public consciousness. https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2017/aug/01/well-never-tackle-climate-change-if-academics-keep-the-focus-on-consensus How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars? Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can such deadlines be taken? The issue of how to phase out polluting traditional engines has been pushed to the forefront by scandals and crises. http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/08/03/how-realistic-are-plans-to-ban-new-gas-and-diesel-cars.html http://www.nhregister.com/news/world/article/How-realistic-are-plans-to-ban-new-gas-and-diesel-11731132.php http://www.sltrib.com/news/nation-world/2017/08/03/how-realistic-are-plans-to-ban-new-gas-and-diesel-cars/ The Executive Branch's Sharp Turn to the Right. A new lawsuit captures the trench warfare unfolding as opposition groups protest the administration’s rollback of regulations government-wide. In the few hours on Monday between the installation of John Kelly as President Trump’s new chief of staff and the dismissal of Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director… https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/trump-obama-regulations/535770/ BLOGS Justice Deferred: A View of California’s Cap & Trade Bill from the Environmental Justice Perspective. Another contentious cap and trade battle has concluded in California with the signing of AB 398 into law. Despite the fanfare, it is important to look beyond the headlines to see what deal was actually struck. The communities where CEJA’s members and partners work are on the frontlines of climate change. https://intpolicydigest.org/2017/08/03/justice-deferred-a-view-of-california-s-cap-trade-bill-from-the-environmental-justice-perspective/ Explainer: California’s new ‘cap-and-trade’ scheme to cut emissions. Last month, California’s politicians agreed a new cap-and-trade bill to help curb the state’s emissions. This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law, representing a major step forward in the state’s effort to combat climate change. “Cap and trade” requires large emitters such as power plants… https://skepticalscience.com/explainer-ca-cap-and-trade.html An Insurance Premium To Reduce Risks Of Global Warming And Unsafe Infrastructure. Imagine a country increasingly referred to as a 'failed state' taking a responsible action that will both curb emissions of greenhouse gases and help finance investment to modernize the world’s largest economy’s embarrassingly dilapidated and unsafe infrastructure network. https://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybroadman/2017/07/31/an-insurance-premium-to-reduce-risks-of-global-warming-and-unsafe-infrastructure/#3e553c934ed0 Germany's Diesel Summit Does Little To Solve Emissions Problems, or Calm Fears. Germany’s Tagesspiegel summed it all up in a two-word headline: “What now?” Germany’s carmakers and policymakers met at a big diesel summit yesterday in Berlin, with the meeting moved to the better-protected Interior Ministry because the Transport Ministry was occupied by Greenpeace. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bertelschmitt/2017/08/03/after-the-diesel-summit-germany-at-a-loss/#1cff62164fb6 California Goes All In -- 100% Renewable Energy By 2045. California is one step closer to a 100 percent renewable future, one that aims to reduce pollution and cut carbon emissions, while increasing jobs in the renewable energy field. The ambitious plan set forth by Senate President Kevin de León (D) would set limits on California's hydrocarbon consumption and aim to gradually increase renewable energy… https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/01/california-goes-all-in-100-percent-renewable-energy-by-2045/#22e60e49570f Three Renewable Energy Numbers to Impress Your Friends With: 7, 43, 50. Next time you’re talking with a friend about the exciting things happening in our electricity sector (aren’t you always?), here are three easy numbers for remembering how we’re doing: 7, 43, and 50. That’s: wind energy’s progress, solar energy’s growth, and the number of states making it happen. http://blog.ucsusa.org/john-rogers/three-renewable-energy-numbers Politics & Global Warming, May 2017. Drawing on a nationally representative survey (n=1,266; including 1,070 registered voters), this report describes how American registered Republican, Democratic, and Independent voters view global warming, personal and collective action, and climate policies. http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-may-2017/ Your Employees are More Stressed Out by Global Warming Than Their Boss. Why are your employees, especially your millennials, stressed out? Hint: it’s not their job. In fact, Grokker’s latest research study reveals that your employees are more stressed out by the melting polar ice caps than their boss. Grokker teamed up with SurveyMonkey to examine what most stresses Americans. https://www.glassdoor.com/employers/blog/your-employees-are-more-stressed-out-by-global-warming-than-their-boss/