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Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools

Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools Gavin Jones reports on the breaking news that Italy will require students to study climate change in school in his article, "Italy to make climate change study compulsory in schools". According to Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy's Education Minister, Italy will become the first country to require schoolchildren to examine climate change and sustainable energy next year. Fioramonti is known in Italy to be one of the heads of the Italian green-policy and was censured [...]

Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members

Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members Rebecca Beitsch reports on the news that six new members will be joining the Climate Solutions Caucus in her article, "Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows by six members". Three republican representatives, an independent, and two democrats have joined the bipartisan caucus which was created by  Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the recently added members, commented “I believe climate change is real. I also believe that we as Americans have the ability to [...]

The new science fossil fuel companies fear

The new science fossil fuel companies fear  Zack Colman published an article in Politico called “The new science fossil fuel companies fear,” in which he describes how Richard Heede spent a decade attempting to find out one thing: "how many greenhouse gases the world’s fossil fuel companies, cement-makers and other industrial giants had pumped into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution." The Norwegian climate analyst began his career, like many others in his field, researching what the consumer can do to reduce total carbon [...]

Nuclear, but better

Nuclear, but better Following listener requests of discussing nuclear, the Marketplace podcast-Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly-brought on Suzy Hobbs Baker as their nuclear energy expert. Baker is the creative director for the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative at the University of Michigan. The hosts, Kai and Molly, begin the show by admitting that they are completely uninformed about nuclear energy. Unsurprisingly, the first issue that comes to mind are accidents: Chernobyl, Three-Mile Island, and Fukushima. She points out how [...]

Nuclear Power Industry heading toward smaller, cheaper, faster build designs: Clear Path

Nuclear Power Industry heading toward smaller, cheaper, faster build designs: Clear Path During a meeting in June with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rich Powell-executive director of Clear Path- suggested that advanced small modular reactors (SMR)  could be the key in overcoming the industry's biggest issues. The smaller size of these reactors greatly increases the cost effectiveness of nuclear energy in comparison to an entire power plant. The largest power plant in the United States, Palo Verde Generating Station in Arizona, [...]

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Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change Naomi Oreskes, Michael Oppenheimer, and Dale Jamieson published an article in Scientific American called “Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change,” which relate the ideas in their book Discerning Experts with the news that the Hadley Centre has led a recent effort in collecting more accurate data on ocean temperature to track the changing climate. After decades of faulty measurement, advanced measurements suggest that the oceans have risen 0.1°C more than previously thought. The fact [...]