QUICK NEWS, October 15: Trump Accuses Climate Scientists Of ‘Political Agenda’; Gen-Xers, Millennials Like Solar And Savings In Green
Trump Accuses Climate Scientists Of ‘Political Agenda’ President Trump Says Climate Change Isn't a Hoax, but Thinks It Might 'Change Back Again'
October 14, 2018 (Associated Press via Time Magazine)
’ “…[The president] is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will ‘change back again.’ In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage in responding to climate change…[He said] “Something’s changing and it’ll change back again”… [and added] “I don’t know that it’s manmade” [and] I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs” …[T] emperature records kept by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that the world hasn’t had a cooler-than-average year since 1976 or a cooler-than-normal month since the end of 1985…
…[Asked about climate scientists’ findings, the president said] “You’d have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda.” [The] Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning [last week] that global warming would increase climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth…[and said that] Earth’s weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world’s leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming…” click here for more
Gen-Xers, Millennials Like Solar And Savings In Green Vivint Solar 2018 Environmental Consumer Report Reveals You're Likely More Green Than You Think
October 11, 2018 (Solar Industry Magazine)
“…[F]ewer millennials consider themselves ‘green consumers’ than older generations…[T]wo-thirds of baby boomers consider themselves environmentally conscious, compared to 58 percent of millennials and 57 percent of Gen Xers…[but together they create a] smaller-than-expected gap between green consumers and conventional consumers [according to a Vivint Solar-funded poll of 3,000 consumers]…Millennials are the least likely generation to go green for the environment...71 percent of green millennials cite the environment as a factor in going green, compared to 82 percent of green Gen Xers and 93 percent of green baby boomers…Millennials are the most likely generation to go green for the financial savings (47 percent)…Millennials are also the most likely age group to be introduced to an eco-friendly way of life by their parents...Millennials and Gen Xers show the strongest interested in purchasing solar over the next five years…” click here for more