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D. now a neuroscientist himself at the University of California. earlier this year Quentin Kruger/US Department of Engery Arunava Majumdar the head of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will leave his post next month Energy Secretary Steven Chu wrote in an e-mail to agency staff members today President Barack Obama had proposed elevating Majumdar to an undersecretary at DOE but the Senate never confirmed the appointment "Under Arun’s leadership we have seen ARPA-E grow from a fledgling program to become a leading agency for innovation and energy research" Chu wrote in his e-mail "Arun has recruited some of the most talented professionals across the country to join the ranks at ARPA-E and create programs that have the potential of changing the entire energy landscape" Biochemist Eric Toone a former professor at Duke University in Durham North Carolina and DOE’s deputy director of technology for ARPA-E will become head of ARPA-E Chu wrote David Sandalow DOE’s assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the department will become undersecretary Arjun’s departure "is a kick in the stomach" but Toone "will keep the agency in good hands" says Barton Gordon a former member of the US House of Representatives who spearheaded the creation of ARPA-E in 2007 Gordon now a lobbyist with K&L Gates in Washington DC, asking them how often they ate home-cooked family meals during childhood and their current prosocial behavioror altruistic acts towards others.” The statement reads, It is rather difficult to determine what his natural position is. Liverpool, Uber,Elie Wiesel are being felt on the ground, theres likely a lot on Muslims minds.

stays largely true to Colvin’s life, “What I’m worried about now is Tennessee’s got an electric chair that’s going to hurt someone or cause problems. state documents show." he says, "Mongrel dogs are obtained from across West Jawa and Banten for 150, they were careful to do nothing to irritate the Soviet Union next door, They have only been putting pressure on the governor to suspend the anti-open grazing law and cede land for imperialistic and land -grabbing notion of ranches. including three years when there were co-champions. it’s a beautiful place with amazing people,S. in coming years is less likely to get involved in wars The trend away from liberal arts bachelor’s degrees will accelerate as President Obama likely replaces his everyone-to-college push with some touting and funding of short-term career training programs Marijuana legalization Pot legalization will likely expand to more states maybe even nationwide Of course that will increase jobs in the pot industryBig Tobacco moves to weedbut because of demonstrated increases of serious physical and mental health problems and car accidents jobs will also burgeon for psychologists drug counselors school drug educators paramedics car insurance adjusters and lawyers and HR people developing and administering new policies regarding marijuana in the workplace More “Corporate Social Responsibility” Corporations whether out of benevolence and/or the media’s and college classes’ messages that corporations are Bad Guys will likely reallocate ever more money that previously would have been reinvested in the company or distributed as dividends to shareholders and to spending on “social responsibility” efforts for example foundations and other charitable donations So jobs in corporate social responsibility should increase That trend is visible as one watches TV ads It seems an increased number are touting their non-profit initiatives Ever more employees will work at home Employers will increasingly encourage telecommuting because: Hiring related to immigration President Obama’s Executive Order regarding immigration and promised passage of “comprehensive immigration reform” will unless Congress stops him mean an increase of 11 million legal Americans Career and workplace implications: Full relations with Cuba President Obama’s move to liberalize relations with Cuba will likely be followed by additional such orders or legislation resulting in full relations That should create jobs in the travel industry import/export as well as for immigration specialists Marketing jobs will be relatively plentiful The increasing costs of hiring an American and competition with global companies will likely motivate US firms to reallocate more money to marketing to drive sales Especially in demand will be employees who can derive valid business decisions from customer data for example from Facebook and Instagram Also traditional ads are losing impact so demand will increase for experts in “native advertising“advertising embedded in non-commercial-appearing contentfor example “promoted articles” Landing a job in the corporate world should ease but toughen in non-profits and government College and the media are leading many people to feel antipathy toward corporations More such people will seek work in the non-profit and government sectors That should make it easier to find a job at a for-profit but tougher in a non-profit or government Increased focus on transgender issues Believing that gay marriage and other gay rights initiatives have developed sufficient momentum to become national law activists and media will redirect some effort to abetting the rights of transgendered people That should increase jobs for employment attorneys and counselors specializing in the transgendered In 2016 or 2020 The Revolution This is my long-shot prediction of the year A number of trends make a socialist revolution more likely possibly just in states already leaning that way such as California Massachusetts and New York but possibly nationally This is likely to be a peaceful revolution one in which more candidates who explicitly or by policy are socialist will be elected Here are those trends: · The increased difficulty in finding decent-paying work · Crushing student debt that cannot be discharged through bankruptcy · Building on the Occupy Movement and the protests following the Michael Brown and Eric Garner deaths activists will increase demands for “social justice” · The media’s increasingly replacing reportorialism with “social justice” activism Note for example the extensive and positive news media coverage of President Obama’s loosening restrictions on relations with Cuba and the quantity of attention mainly positive given to Congress’s most liberal members as presidential candidates: for example Elizabeth Warren and the explicitly Socialist Bernie Sanders Even CNBC which many perceive as relatively conservative now has a primetime lineup that makes capitalism unseemly: The Shark Tank American Greed The Car Chasers and The Profit · Demographic changes: immigration and a long-standing higher birth rate among the poor · Many of the trends reported in this article involve an increase in redistribution Paradoxically the greater the redistribution the more the masses the 99-percenters are likely to feel entitled to a bigger piece of the pie and thus more likely to foment The Revolution The takeaway Do any of the above warrant incorporation into the plans for your career or workplace Marty Nemko holds a PhD specializing in education evaluation from UC Berkeley and subsequently taught there He is the author of seven books and an award-winning career coach writer speaker and public radio host specializing in career/workplace issues and education reform His writings and radio programs are archived on wwwmartynemkocom Write to Marty Nemko at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThe food industry reacted cautiously Thursday to proposed changes for nutrition labels but industry watchers said businesses would likely work cooperatively with the Food and Drug Administration as it finalizes new rules in the coming years "We look forward to working with the FDA and other stakeholders as these proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label make their way through the rule making process” the Grocery Manufacturers Association said in a statement The measured response came after First Lady Michelle Obama and the FDA laid out the first changes to nutrition labels on food since they were first required two decades ago with a greater emphasis on calories added sugars and realistic serving sizes "Our guiding principle here is very simple: that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store pick up an item off the shelf and be able to tell whether its good for your family" Obama said in a statement Thursday morning "So this is a big deal and its going to make a big difference for families all across this country" The proposed changes have to go through a 90-day public comment period and after that it will take at least a couple years of working with the industry for them to be finalized and enforced "The bottom line for the industry is that the consumer has to buy the product" said Dr Caroline Apovian a spokeswoman at the Endocrine Society and an expert on obesity "The industry is going to make as many changes as we want them to as long as the consumer buys it" The changes the FDA is proposing target issues nutritionists have been griping about for years The new labels would provide more realistic serving sizesthe serving size for ice cream for example will be increased so that a pint is shown to hold about two servings instead of four as its presented now The adjusted serving size will increase the calorie count to about 400 calories per serving The new labels would also inform consumers of how much sugar and sweetener have been added to products Bonnie Liebman of the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that provision will probably face the most backlash from the businesses "The food industry doesnt want to disclose added sugar because many products are high in added sugars and it makes those foods look bad" she said One chocolate bar has about 774 calories from added sugar alone according to the American Heart Association and a can of soda has about 132 calories from added sugar per serving "The fact is the average person wants to know how much sugar has been added to their yogurt" Liebman said "And right now you cant tell" Constance Brown-Riggs a spokeswoman at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics said teaching consumers how to read the new labels will be critical regardless of which changes are or aren’t made "Even with the old Nutritional Facts Panel the one thing people miss is that it requires education" she said "The same will be true with the new label" Write to Maya Rhodan at [email protected] Donald Trump’s plan to reduce auto fuel efficiency requirements rests in part on the controversial claim that stiffer rules produce more fatal car accidents David R Frazier Photolibrary Inc/Alamy Stock Photo Trump’s effort to roll back auto efficiency rules could hinge on debate over safety By Scott Waldman E&E News Zack Colman E&E NewsAug 1 2018 1:20 PM Originally published by E&E News The battle over car rules is a math problem and it might have life-or-death consequences At issue is how President Donald Trump’s administration will estimate potential fatalities in new cars that meet stringent standards on fuel efficiency established under former President Obama The White House is making a central argument: More fuel-efficient cars and trucks will cost more money so drivers could purchase fewer of these safer new models The result Older cars stay on the road longer increasing the risk of injury to motorists and failing to reduce air pollution At the same time though the Trump administration has undervalued another important factor that contributes to mortality—climate change By slashing the social cost of carbon which places a monetary value on damages caused by greenhouse gases the White House might be suggesting that its effort to allow more gasoline to be used in cars won’t incur a significant cost on the environment and people’s health "It’s hard to say what the logic is or what the thought is from the [Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)] in the Trump administration" said Carla Bailo president for the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor Michigan and a member of the US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine fuel economy committee "I can’t say that they’re looking into it holistically and looking at all those factors But what I can say is that they should be" The Trump administration is expected to announce its weakened car rules tomorrow according to a source who’s knowledgeable about the timing The Obama administration set a goal of 545 mpg in passenger vehicles by model year 2025 Trump’s plan would freeze the standard at 2020 levels or 437 mpg according to a leaked draft obtained by The New York Times In practical terms the change would reduce real-world fuel economy from about 36 mpg to 30 mpg The plan also considers revoking a provision that allows California to exceed federal vehicle standards A dozen other states and the District of Columbia use California’s standards Critics of improved fuel efficiency have long argued that it leads to higher rates of death The Trump administration contends that its proposal would avert nearly 1000 fatalities from crashes annually while increasing oil consumption by 500000 barrels per day according to the leaked draft which is a month old The corporate average fuel economy or CAFE program is shared between two agencies: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and EPA which is the latecomer It began jointly administering the program with NHTSA under Obama after a decision by the Supreme Court gave EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes Before then these gases which cause the planet to warm up were not monitored by the government The highway administration had always seen CAFE as a motorist safety program not an environmental one EPA wrested primacy away from NHTSA under Obama and it began emphasizing the environmental effects of fuel efficiency over safety said John Graham dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington Yet he noted that most of the benefits—up to 85%—from the Obama-era standards came from the expected fuel savings that motorists would experience over the lifetime of their vehicle Societal gains from reducing pollution or thwarting climate change were far from central to making the math work He said the efficiency targets will do little good for the environment if they’re too expensive to get on the road in the first place "CAFE is not a public health regulation" said Graham who is a member of EPA’s Science Advisory Board "It’s possible that global air pollution will be worse with the higher fuel efficiency target" All of these assumptions however involve complex arithmetic laced with value judgments Perhaps the murkiest of these involve how potential car-buyers would respond to higher vehicle prices resulting from more fuel-efficient technology requirements The Trump administration appears to heed the findings of behavioral economists who believe that consumers undervalue future fuel savings when purchasing cars That means they might not buy the newest and safest cars and trucks on the market "There is some evidence I think supporting that tighter standards are going to delay turnover" said Joshua Linn at senior fellow at think tank Resources for the Future in Washington DC Over the last 10 years Linn said every percentage-point increase in standards resulted in a 02% drop in new vehicle demand Bailo said the concerns about slower fleet turnover are unjustified She also noted that automakers are building cars for international markets where escalating fuel efficiency requirements to confront climate change are the norm "The customer year over year they expect the fuel economy to go up That’s a natural expectation And automakers are working on a global platform" Bailo said "This is just the way things are going" The arguments about a slower turnover of the car fleet wouldn’t alone justify weaker standards Linn said That’s where the Trump administration’s move to lower the social cost of carbon could help tip the balance The draft proposal noted that the social cost of carbon would account for only domestic not global health benefits That Linn said in a recent paper could reduce the value of climate benefits from the Obama-era car rules by 87% "You’re setting the social cost of carbon essentially to zero" Linn said "You’re making this a policy about consumers being better off There’s no consideration of social benefits" The science is clear that air pollution kills people particularly particulates You would have to estimate what a fleet of nationwide heavier vehicles would mean in terms of mileage or heavy pollution and do the same for lighter vehicles William Schlesinger Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board EPA cannot discount the air emissions part of the equation when weighing whether to roll back the vehicle efficiency rules said William Schlesinger a member of the agency’s Science Advisory Board and the former dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in Durham North Carolina Any attempt to justify the rollback with traffic fatality numbers must also incorporate premature deaths from air pollution he said Millions of people worldwide die from air pollution which is supported by an extensive body of research that can’t be ignored when weighing regulations related to one of the major global sources of that pollution Schlesinger added "The science is clear that air pollution kills people particularly particulates" he said "You would have to estimate what a fleet of nationwide heavier vehicles would mean in terms of mileage or heavy pollution and do the same for lighter vehicles" But that’s a hard case to make Showing the risks of climate change stemming from tailpipes is a lot more difficult than counting the number of traffic fatalities said Jeff Holmstead a former EPA air chief under President George W Bush "They’re just completely different issues The data on traffic fatalities is much more obvious" said Holmstead who is now a lawyer at Bracewell LLP headquartered in Houston Texas Even traffic deaths aren’t entirely clear Bailo noted that 94% of accidents are caused by human error Factors like weather and road conditions matter too CAFE opponents have been shifting their criticism after research had thrown cold water on their first line of attack: "down-weighting" That’s the idea that automakers would focus almost entirely on making cars and trucks lighter to meet fuel marks Those lighter vehicles are inherently less safe if involved in a crash with older heavier models that would still be on the road according to opponents of the CAFE program But that rationale has largely been debunked said David Greene a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of Tennessee and a member of the National Academies fuel economy committee "The problem with that argument is that it didn’t take into account that all of the light-duty vehicles would be made lighter and the cars weren’t made smaller" he said That leads to a simple physics equation—if all cars are lighter there’s less kinetic energy involved in any crash Therefore the force between two vehicles is reduced when they collide The Obama-era standards incentivize reducing mass in the heaviest of vehicles to reduce the spread between vehicle weights across all classes said Tom Wenzel a research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL’s) energy efficiency standards group in California Wenzel’s research has replicated recent NHTSA studies showing that carmakers can reduce mass while maintaining a vehicle’s footprint—the space between four wheels—and cause the same number of deaths or possibly fewer He was looking into whether a shrinking weight disparity between vehicles on the road also led to fewer fatalities but the Energy Department stopped funding his research into that question last year "I don’t think anyone was trying to prevent this from being analyzed" Wenzel said "We’ve done this study for many years We’ve kind of resolved the issue that mass reductions do not inherently increase fatalities" In addition to a fight over the validity of the administration’s safety analysis the rollback could be legally vulnerable if it attempts to claim that car emissions are not a big contributor to greenhouse gas inventory said Margo Oge who headed EPA’s transportation office under Obama In 2017 the transportation sector accounted for more greenhouse gas emissions than power plants It was the first time "They would have a pretty big legal challenge that they are not paying the right attention on the analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions" she said "They are going to have to say that the emissions from cars are not endangering public health and the environment which they cannot do downplaying climate analysis and air pollution" A "massive court battle" is on the horizon between the federal government and California plus the states that use its emissions standards as a result of the rollback said Michael Gerrard director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University The way the administration accounts for greenhouse gases as a result of increased fuel consumption will be a major part of that case He said the only way the administration would succeed in court is with a serious quantitative analysis that also considers air pollution levels and mortality rates related to them alongside traffic fatalities If the administration hasn’t done that work then it seems impossible to make a legally sound claim that traffic deaths would overcome deaths related to air pollution from more auto emissions he said "Emissions are the central focus of the Clean Air Act and so any decision that is founded on the Clean Air Act necessarily has to take a serious look at air pollution" Gerrard said Reprinted from Climatewire with permission from E&E News Copyright 2018 E&E provides essential news for energy and environment professionals at wwweenewsnetThis post is in partnership with Inc.

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