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"brenda equatorial" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Support for NPR and the following message. Come from we work. How do you feel about your office is a just space for employees to work, or is it a space where your employees can do their best work from new HQ's two satellite offices with we work? You can find a space that works for you. Visit we dot co slash space matters to learn more now that Democrats control the house of representatives. They hope to use the platform to fight climate change. They say it is a top priority, and they are kicking things off with two hearings. Tomorrow NPR's Rebecca hersher reports congress basically stopped holding climate science hearings when the Republican party took control eight years ago. So Democrats are excited, and they're channeling a previous moment when congressional climate hearings were a big deal. Rafe Pomerance spent four decades as climate activist. Congressional hearings were essential to bringing climate change forward as an issue not only in the United States, but globally Pomeranz pushed for the first major climate hearing in the night. Nine hundred eighty S nineteen eighty six chaired by a Republican John Chafee from Rhode Island. There's the problem of ozone depletion. And there's the problem with the greenhouse effect and the climate change. It was news in that. The drama was news. There's a very real possibility that man either through ignorance or indifference or both is irreversibly altering the ability of our atmosphere to perform basic life support functions for our planet. I asked Pomeranz has that drama worn off. Oh, no. It's much more profound. We're seeing what was forecast back then become a reality. He says this week's hearings are important to make climate change real to citizens. The governors of Massachusetts and North Carolina will be testifying before the natural resources committee about sea level rise and their states and Brenda Equatorial of the union of concerned. Scientists is one of the witnesses testifying at the energy and commerce committee to hearings at the same time and governor. Coming into the one of the hearings. I think that's a really good sign. I think if something feels different to me this time around I'm hopeful this time acworth will wants to see congress voting on legislation show. Remind legislators that the US has the highest per capita carbon emissions in the world. I will remind the committee just how damaging it is to the US economy to allow global emissions to keep rising equity. We'll talk about extreme weather shorter growing seasons and longer droughts congressman role GRA Halbe of Arizona is chairing one of tomorrow's hearings. We're gonna talk about tying we're gonna talk about climate change. He hopes that will pave the way for the house to introduce legislation. More funding for climate studies. For example, he says he expects them across to disagree about how exactly to combat climate change hearings could start the process of ironing those differences out. But he says he doesn't see any evidence that congressional Republicans are on board. You know? I don't think there's going. Be universal agreement on a high bipartisan level to do anything about climate change and high level bipartisan agreement will be necessary of congress wants to pass big climate legislation, for example, a carbon tax what communists say is the most efficient way for the country to tackle global warming. Reformer? It says that kind of legislation requires both parties Democrats have tried market mechanism pricing before twice that didn't pass. So it doesn't work unless it's bipartisan that we'll see with the Senate in Republican hands. There's no clear path to passing any kind of sweeping climate
"brenda equatorial" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Online at marketplace dot org. All right. So the GM story today is one of economic realities, right and adjusting to them here is another one, but bigger planet size. You could say a reality that could define all the other economic realities late this past Friday, arguably the best time to let loose bad news. The White House released its fourth national climate assessment. And it was as you've surely heard or read by now Dyer among the predictions was that if we don't take global warming seriously by the end of the century. The American economy is going to be ten percent smaller than it. Otherwise would have been. So we asked marketplace's replenish, your to ask some experts what that's going to be like if you wanna know what an economy burdened by climate change looks like eighty years from now just look around you costs and damages are not just something in the distant future. They're already happening. Brenda Equatorial is director of climate science at the union of concerned scientists and is a co author of the national climate assessment she gives the example of Western Digital. It's a US company. It produces sixty percent of its. Drives in Thailand where there was extreme flooding in twenty eleven NASA's stained nearly two hundred million in losses and shipment. Reduction of over fifty percent, fewer hard drives those shortages doubled. The price of hard drives on the global market for awhile affecting US companies like apple HP endow. That is just one company one supply chain climate change means more and more extreme natural disasters. And we will all be footing. The Bill says Francis more at the university of California Davis. She is increasing government spending on and prime misspending on adapting and just responding to the extreme events every year, the US would be laying out hundreds of billions of dollars repairing roads.
"brenda equatorial" Discussed on Here & Now
"Point five SeaWorld in to SeaWorld is worth fighting for because that's the difference in exposing an additional ten million people around the world to risk from sea level rise. So it's really worth doing this. And the good news is we haven't reached one point five c, yet it will require as you said, many transformational changes in our energy infrastructure. The way we travel the way we grow and consume food and it won't be easy. However, there are signs of hope. The governor of California has recently just a couple of weeks ago signed into law hundred percent, clean energy and trying to get to net zero carbon emissions by the year twenty forty five. And that is. Is something that's really important to realize that people are stepping up and leaders are stepping up to make sure that we tried to say on track with the Paris climate agreement, federal leader stepping up though, because what you're talking about the governor, Jerry Brown has done many of these things run headlong into what the Trump administration has put forth in rolling back Obama era, climate measures, the administration, Washington is not the only one that is rolling back some environmental controls. It's happening in many countries, so the will might be there on the parts of some people can anything be done if the political will is not there. What's interesting because of that clean power plan that's sent a signal by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions in the electricity sector. And what that has unleashed is ripple effects that such as the US climate alliance, which now includes seventeen US states representing about forty percent of the US population that are committed to achieving the federal clean power plan. And in fact, exceeding the targets of the feet clean federal plan because many of the states understand that with a pull back at the federal leadership level, we need to have individuals and states and communities such as city stepping up print. Thank you. Thank you. Brenda. Equatorial is director of climate science for the union of concerned scientists in Washington, China has detained and is investigating the former president of INTERPOL, mung, hung way for bribery mung disappeared in late September after he traveled. To China from Lille France where INTERPOL is headquartered. Michael Bristow reports for the BBC and Michael Mung-hung way disappeared. Late last month after he sent a cryptic text to his wife, what was in the text? Well, there were two techs actually, and this was on the twenty. Fifth is set timber. The first one said in Chinese, wait for my telephone call few minutes later, he then sent an emoji of what appear to be a dagga suggesting this is certainly how he's wife so it that he was in danger. We heard nothing until late on Sunday evening, the national supervisory committee, and this is a new organization which investigates corruption said they were holding him, I and then on Monday the ministry of public security said they were holding him on suspicion of bribery. So these are official Chinese departments that are holding him, but they waited a long time before they even made that announcement. What's their reason. For waiting. And what's the reason for holding him? We'll firstly, they haven't said they reason for waiting isn't. That's usually in China. They don't feel as though they have to explain things as they might do an election country. Weather's a more formal legal process which has to be observed, just foot even for a major international figure like this, the head of INTERPOL, but even for major figure like this, the head of instability was the president. Llosa was still a vice minister at the ministry of public security still is Chinese national. You question is an interesting one because you would imagine that it would be difficult for the head of the wills. Most important international policing agency simply to go missing, but that gives you an indication of the nature of the country that China is. They feel that they can detain. The law says that they can detain them in detaining they did and on what grounds well on suspicion of taking bribes as in the United States and western Europe..