News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

Monumental Disaster at the Department of the Interior

A new report documents some of the most egregious and anti-science policies and practices at the DOI under Secretary Zinke, including suppression of science, denial of climate change, the silencing and intimidation of agency staff, and attacks on science-based laws that help protect our nation’s wor […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

The National Climate Assessment Provides Exactly the Information the Country—and Its Leaders—Need to Hear

There’s no option to avoid dealing with climate change—either we work now to mitigate and adapt, or we pay an ever-increasing price in years to come. The NCA4 makes it clear that there are many adverse impacts of climate change that can be limited or avoided if we take immediate action to drasticall […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Will Koch Pull the Plug on Electric Cars?

When multibillionaire industrialist Charles Koch perceives a potential threat to his fossil fuel empire, he doesn’t mess around. Koch wants to kill a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle (EV) buyers for the first 200,000 EVs each automaker sells. Although EVs make up less t […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

NCA4 warns climate change puts our workforce at risk. The case of Latinos shows what we can do about it.

Given that Latinos, along with other groups of color will continue to become a larger share of our workforce, and are more at risk than others to be seriously affected by the impacts of climate change, it is critical that as a society we invest to make them an economically-secure, healthy, and resil […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.