As Government Shuts Down, Emissions and Pollutants Ramp Up

The political insanity in Washington can feel disconnected from
reality. But two years into the Trump presidency, Americans all
over the country are feeling it in the form of higher
pollution.

In this week’s episode, we’re starting off with a look at how
the government shutdown and Trump’s regulatory rollback are
impacting energy-related agencies, and encouraging the discharge of
more chemicals, heavy metals and air pollutants.

Then Bill Gates is once again talking about the limits of
renewables and the importance of nukes. Where does Gates’ message
and investment thesis stack up with the reality of the global
emissions picture?

Finally, we revisit the media and climate change. 60 Minutes is
talking about the New Green Deal; Meet the Press devoted an hour to
climate; and the New York Times called climate change the most
important story of 2018. A sign of things of change in the media
environment?

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Source: FS – GreenTech Media
As Government Shuts Down, Emissions and Pollutants Ramp Up