After being totally ignored during the 2012 presidential debates, climate change was finally addressed on Monday night when Republican nominee Donald Trump squared off in his first debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax, perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it's real," she said. "And I think it's important that we grip this and deal with it, both at home and abroad," Clinton said.
Trump, who tweeted on Nov. 6, 2012 that global warming "was created by the Chinese" to benefit their manufacturing sector, denied that he fails to recognize the science of climate change and said it was an orchestrated hoax.
"I did not. I did not. I do not say that," Trump said. In other words, Trump denied that he is a climate denier.Jalopnik: Ford Finally Fires Back at Trump on Mexico Jobs Claim
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued to voice his concern and disdain for Ford’s movement of its small-car production from the United States to Mexico into Monday night’s debate. The automaker took to Twitter to defend itself.
Ford announced that it would be discontinuing production of its Focus and C-Max sedans and hatchbacks from its Michigan assembly plant last year, and Donald Trump was quick to blast the American automaker for sending jobs out of the country, which he, at the time, assumed would be assembled in Mexico.
Ford has repeatedly insisted that the Michigan assembly plant will remain open and continue providing jobs to the area by introducing manufacturing for two new models.Gizmodo: Uber’s Self-Driving Car Passengers Were Signing Their Lives Away
Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh are super exciting for anyone interested in the future of transportation -- but they could come at a huge risk for passengers riding in the vehicles.
A new report from the Guardian, citing documents obtained under public record, showed that until June, Uber required anyone riding in one of its self-driving cars to sign a legal document that kept the company free of liabilities in case of their injury or death.PV Magazine: SunPower Subsidiary Suing SolarCity for IP Theft
A subsidiary of U.S. solar developer SunPower yesterday filed a lawsuit against rooftop solar firm SolarCity in which it alleges that the Elon Musk-controlled company misappropriated trade secrets concerning shingled solar-cell technology.
In the case Cogenra Solar Inc. v. SolarCity Corp., filed at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in san Francisco, Cogenra -- which is owned by SunPower -- accuses SolarCity of intellectual property theft whereby the firm gained insider knowledge of Cogenra’s shingling technology.Carbon Brief: How Aviation Could, Finally, Agree to a Climate Deal
In 2010, the aviation industry agreed an aspirational goal to cap its emissions after 2020, so that future growth would have to be “carbon-neutral."
This won’t be easy. The industry is expected to grow at an average rate of around 5% per year over the next two decades. This means that it will either have to find a way to drastically increase its efficiency, or balance its own emissions through cuts made in other sectors.
All this takes place in light of the U.N. Paris Agreement signed in December 2015, which could soon come into force.