- “3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster” • To be fair, we really don’t know what Donald Trump’s precise climate approach will be, but if he slows and obstructs climate action, allowing increased pollution and CO2 emissions from the out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries, the economy will be hit, hard. [CleanTechnica]
- According to Phys.org, a new study published this week in the journal Science suggests that today’s ocean surface temperatures are at similar levels to what they were about 125,000 years ago, an era that marked our planet’s last “warm period.” But sea levels were about 20 to 30 feet higher in those times, and that seems to be where they are headed. [Morochos.net]
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just reported that the sea level is rising faster than expected in the northeastern United States and other specific regions. As climate change worsens, the global sea level could rise eight feet before the year 2100. This is driven by melting ice and warming oceans. [Natural Science News]
- Even though California Governor Jerry Brown may be most pro-climate governor, he surprised people with a response to Trump’s threats to end NASA climate research. “If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite,” he said. “We’ve got the scientists, we’ve got the lawyers, and we’re ready to fight.” [Grist]
- The Sioux City Journal reports that the town of Marathon, Iowa is considering building a 1.42-MW solar project on city-owned land to supply power to its nearly 250 residents. A study by Trusted Energy says the project would produce 2 million kWh per year and save residents $2 million over 20 years in electric costs. [KCCI Des Moines]
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