Trump administration appoints climate change deniers to NOAA

September 28, 2020 by  
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The Trump Administration is set to appoint two people who oppose the mainstream climate science to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this month. University of Delaware professor David Legates, who has openly questioned the scientific census that human activity drives climate change, has already been named the deputy assistant of commerce for environmental observation. In previous remarks, Legates has argued that carbon emissions are beneficial to the environment. The Trump administration is also ready to appoint meteorologist Ryan Maue as the chief scientist of NOAA. Maue, who runs the site weathermodels.com, has openly criticized both the worst-case scenario climate predictions and the link between fossil fuels and extreme weather events. Speaking to the Washington Post, two NOAA officials confirmed that Maue is being considered for the above position. Related: Biden vs. Trump on environmental issues and climate change “For the second time this month, a person who misrepresents, distorts, and disagrees with climate science is being placed in a science position at NOAA,” Professor Katharine Hayhoe tweeted . Most recently, Maue has spoken out against California governor Gavin Newsom for saying the state’s record-breaking wildfires are connected to climate change. In a tweet, he insinuated that the Democrats are using the weather events to score political points. “Seems the Democrats have coordinated their efforts to use the devastating California fires as an opportunity to score political points in the upcoming election by blaming them solely on climate change (and Trump ),” Maue tweeted. The tweet has since been deleted but is available on The Washington Post . While the new appointees have argued openly against mainstream science, studies show that recent extreme weather events are linked to climate change . Unfortunately, the new appointees would greatly influence the NOAA agenda. “Normally, when people are chosen for high-profile positions relating to climate change, I’ve heard of them. I have no idea who this person is, other than I’ve seen him saying things about climate that are wrong on social media and in op-eds. I suspect that he has the one and only necessary qualification for the job: a willingness to advance the agenda of climate deniers,” tweeted Andrew Dessler , a Texas A&M climate scientist. If climate deniers are put in control of research and policymaking, chances are that much of the efforts that have been made in the past could be eroded. Via EcoWatch and The Washington Post Image via NOAA

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ASOS launches first circular fashion collection

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This fall, online retailer ASOS is launching its first collection of circular fashions . A collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion , the 29 women’s, men’s and unisex styles aim to prove that eco-friendly clothing can also be chic. Circular design refers to a constant recycling loop, with no materials ending up in the landfill. Instead of waste, ASOS aims to create an endless series of new fashions. According to ASOS, each style from the autumn collection meets at least two of these three goals: designing out waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use; and regenerating natural systems. Related: The Redress Design Award is making sustainable fashion an industry standard To create the new Fall 2020 collection, ASOS designers put together a set of goals. First was to attain a zero-waste collection, or at least to minimize waste. When possible, they chose materials that were already at least partially recycled, yet still durable. The designers also aimed for versatility, so that each garment could be styled in multiple ways. The collection also makes use of upcycling , or turning something old into something new. Using one recyclable material for the entire product, called a mono-material approach, means that at the end of each garment’s life, it will be easier to recycle. The fashions were also created with eventual ease of disassembly in mind. Some of the new collection’s items include oversized dresses, pants, blouses, shoes and denim. Black, white and lavender are some of the line’s recurring colors. The new line is a direct response to ASOS’ promise at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2018 to train its designers in circular design by 2020. In the last two years, ASOS has started a training program in conjunction with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, which is part of London College of Fashion, to educate all ASOS designers on sustainable fashion principles. + ASOS Image via ASOS

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