My dad loved elections. He voted every chance he got and when asked whom he voted for, he’d get a gleam in his eye. Pause. And then answer “The Winner!” When I’m asked whom I’m voting for this year, I have a different answer: "2040." No, that’s not a typo. I’m thinking about how my choice will shape what we do over the next 20 years in response to our biggest challenge: the climate crisis. Which Issues Are Most Important? To be sure, voters are thinking about other pressing issues right now. A recent Pew Research poll indicated that the economy is the issue most voters (79%) rated as very important for their presidential vote, followed by health care (68%), the recent Supreme Court appointment (64%), and the coronavirus outbreak (62%). Only 42% of voters listed climate change as very important. We have a lot on our plates. Source: cottonbro/Pexels Got Climate Anxiety ? You’re Not Alone But Americans are also worried about climate change. Recent data … [Read more...] about I’m Voting for 2040 in This Election. Are You?
Some journalists and political commentators took to Twitter on Tuesday to mock CDC’s new guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans. “CDC puts out new guidance; media rushes to report the new ‘rules,'” Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel tweeted. The list of rules for vaccinated and not vaccinated people can be seen here , along with a color chart explaining what’s allowed. (RELATED: ‘Never Apologize To These Satanic MFers!’: Critic Of BLM Founder Jason Whitlock Released From ‘Twitter Jail’) CDC puts out new guidance; media rushes to report the new “rules.” The rest of America yawns, and goes back to doing what it has been successfully doing (ignoring the CDC) for months now…. — Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) April 27, 2021 “The rest of America yawns, and goes back to doing what it has been successfully doing (ignoring the CDC) for months now,” Strassel added. (RELATED: Political Leaders And Personalities Slam Move To Cancel Dr. Seuss) … [Read more...] about Journalists, Political Commentators Mock CDC’s New Guidance Of Mask Wearing For Vaccinated Americans
AsiaOne has launched EarthOne , a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find articles like this there . Deep cuts in methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, are urgently needed to slow the rate of global warming and keep it beneath a threshold agreed by world leaders, according to a UN report due to be released next week. Governments are increasingly looking at methane emissions as they seek solutions to cap warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the target nearly 200 countries agreed to under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Methane has a much higher heat-trapping potential compared with carbon dioxide and it breaks down in the atmosphere much more quickly than CO2, meaning cutting methane emissions can have a climate impact sooner. "Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade," according to a summary of the Global Methane Assessment, … [Read more...] about Urgent methane cuts needed to rein in climate change, UN says
General Motors announced a “holistic charging approach” to electric vehicle charging that it’s calling the Ultium Charge 360. Much like Ford does with its FordPass network, the Ultium Charge 360 will integrate GM’s own vehicle apps and software with a variety of third-party charging services, such as Blink, ChargePoint, EVgo, Flo, Greenlots, and SemaConnect. The goal is to create a seamless experience in which an owner of a GM electric vehicle can drive up to a station, plug in, and start charging without having to juggle multiple apps or third-party memberships. “There is a lot more to EV adoption than just buying the vehicle and just having a large connected network,” said Travis Hester, GM’s chief EV officer. “And our mission is to help every single person get over whatever anxiety they have, and help them into an EV in the most convenient way possible.” Unlike Tesla or Volkswagen, GM does not own its own EV charging network. Owners of GM’s electric vehicles must instead … [Read more...] about General Motors has a solution for our crappy EV charging infrastructure
ENERGY Secretary Alfonso Cusi invited American business community last April 15 to invest in Philippine energy sector, particularly in renewable energy (RE) as the country continues to recalibrate its plan to secure and have sustainable energy in the future. Cusi was one of the speakers in the virtual economic briefing organized by the Philippine embassy in Washington, D.C. in celebration of the 75th years of PH-US bilateral relations. He discussed a brief rundown on the country’s landscape, including potential areas for enhanced bilateral energy cooperation. “We are doing all we can to ensure that the country’s current energy requirements are met without compromising the ability of future generation to secure theirs,” Cusi explained. He was also asked which particular area in RE he would like to see more private sector participation, Secretary Cusi immediately explained about the development of the geothermal sector. Secretary Cusi pointed out, “Geothermal energy is an area … [Read more...] about Sec Cusi welcomes investors to Philippine energy development