how much did that green workforce contract between jan. 2009 and jan2010?green jobs growing in california, next 10 says | greenspace | los angeles times
green jobs at clean-tech or alternative-energy companies are flourishing in california, with nearly a quarter of them based in los angeles, a study has found.
employers offering jobs in fields such as solar power generation, electric vehicle development, environmental consultation and more added 5,000 jobs in 2008. About 174,000 californians were working in eco-friendly fields by early 2009, compared with 111,000 in 1995, said nonprofit research group next 10.
the report, released late tuesday, looks at the most recent data available, next 10 said.
the so-called green workforce expanded 3% from january 2008 to january 2009 -– three times the growth of overall employment around the state. Standouts include the energy-generation sector, which includes renewable-energy efforts such as wind and hydropower.
"there's very few business sectors that can employ people across every region, especially in a state as big as california," said entrepreneur f. Noel perry, who founded next 10. "green is providing a very solid foundation for future growth."
Suzuki was pushing solar powered highways on the radio. What he couldn't explain is how one keeps them snow free so they work in winter and what happens when there is an accident and the road gets broken up. Or even what happens with frost heaves. So far it sounds like it might be better for roof tops and parking lots.
Cosmic rays contribute 40 p.c. to global warming: study
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Physicist U.R. Rao says carbon emission impact is lower than IPCC claim
A key belief of climate science theology — that a reduction in carbon emissions will take care of the bulk of global warming — has been questioned in a scientific paper released by the Environment Ministry on Monday.
Physicist and the former ISRO chairman, U.R. Rao, has calculated that cosmic rays — which, unlike carbon emissions, cannot be controlled by human activity — have a much larger impact on climate change than The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims.
In fact, the contribution of decreasing cosmic ray activity to climate change is almost 40 per cent, argues Dr. Rao in a paper which has been accepted for publication in Current Science, the preeminent Indian science journal. The IPCC model, on the other hand, says that the contribution of carbon emissions is over 90 per cent.
‘Cosmic ray impact ignored'
Releasing Dr. Rao's findings as a discussion paper on Thursday, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh noted that “the impact of cosmic ray intensity on climate change has thus far been largely ignored by the mainstream scientific consensus.” He added that the “unidimensional focus” on carbon emissions by most Western countries put additional pressure on countries like India in international climate negotiations.The Hindu : Today's Paper / NATIONAL : Cosmic rays contribute 40 p.c. to global warming: study