[GWSG] Anti-C orgs; Anti-C lenders; pro-Hillary Koch?; rating news; news from 1970; Exxon downgraded; San Diego to be 100%

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Wed Apr 27 09:59:14 EDT 2016

1.  The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition brings together governments, NGOs, and commercial interests to collaborate on building tools for decarbonization into national climate plans.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/apr/25/a-global-coalition-mapping-and-motivating-decarbonization

2.  The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are pressing governments to impose a price on carbon.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/us/politics/carbon-pricingbecomes-a-cause-for-the-world-bank-and-imf.html?ref=energy-environment&utm_source=Inside+Climate+News&utm_campaign=cdc81860ef-Today_s_Climate12_10_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-cdc81860ef-326454481&_r=0

3.  Charles Koch said, perhaps in jest, that Hillary Clinton might be preferable to the Republican candidates, but she tweeted that she did not want the endorsement of people who deny climate science and work to prevent people from voting.  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/24/charles-koch-trump-nazi-germany-support-hillary-clinton

4.  On the Climate Feedback site scientists rate and critique news stories on climate.  The Telegraph, for one, revised a story in its online version after they pointed out flaws.  Among the other erroneous sources mentioned are the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/apr/26/climate-scientists-are-now-grading-climate-journalism

5.  An NBC news report from Earth Day, 1970, ends with a dire but muffled warning that air pollution could, in 200 years, melt the Arctic ice cap and flood major portions of the world.  https://climatecrocks.com/2016/04/26/new-exxon-papers-no-doubt/

6.  Exxon Mobil (a Private Enterprise Council Member of ALEC)'s credit rating has been lowered by Standard and Poor's for the first time since the Great Depression, as have been most other oil and gas companies; scores of smaller ones have declared bankruptcy.  Exxon Mobil (a Private Enterprise Council Member of ALEC, as everyone ought to remember) had a 58% decline in profits in the fourth quarter of last year.    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/business/energy-environment/exxon-mobils-sterling-credit-is-downgraded-by-standard-poors.html?emc=edit_tnt_20160426&nlid=43628374&tntemail0=y

7.  San Diego, which like Jacksonville is one of the few large cities with a Republican mayor, has a legally binding plan to be powered 100% renewably by 2035.  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/26/san-diego-mayor-renewable-energy-plan-kevin-faulconer  ?

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