This is not exactly a surprise; scientists were writing about it at the time. It’s one reason I was so angry when Obama took his daughters swimming in the Gulf to get vacation goers to come back — you can be sure his kids were scrubbed within an inch of their lives, but other people thought it must be safe if the president was taking his kids there to swim!

Investors urge companies not to take advantage of Trump’s enviromental rollbacks…

The investors representing nearly $113 billion in assets sent a letter to 58 companies saying that firms seeking to make use of the rule changes put themselves and their investors at “significant risk of public backlash and stranded assets, should these actions be legally challenged or protections be restored by the courts or by future administrations.”

The companies include Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp and Weyerhaeuser Co.

More disturbing climate change news…

The findings are contained in the 2019 Arctic Report Card, a major federal assessment of climate change trends and impacts throughout the region. The study paints an ominous picture of a region lurching to an entirely new and unfamiliar climate state.

Especially noteworthy is the report’s conclusion that the Arctic may have already turned into a net emitter of planet-warming carbon emissions due to thawing permafrost, which would only accelerate global warming. Permafrost is the carbon-rich frozen soil that covers 24 percent of Northern Hemisphere land area, encompassing vast stretches of territory across Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Greenland.

Trump will probably fire these scientist and *poof* problem solved.

Who needs this science poppycock?

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to downplay scientific evidence in making public health decisions. It sounds crazy, but, that is exactly what proposed new rules by requiring all personal health raw data used in studies.

After years and years of improving air quality in the US has started to decline.

Is this a win for the GOP? For industry?