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PERI Jobs Report Press Release - Shared screen with speaker view
Kirstin Snow
20:00
https://www.peri.umass.edu
Kathiann Kowalski
23:48
Would you share slides afterward?
Patricia DeMarco
24:36
Will the reports be available to read in entirety?
Kirstin Snow
24:36
HI Kathiann. Yes, we can do that. Please email me at snow@pennbpc.org for any information requests.
Kathiann Kowalski
26:27
What's the breakdown between dir ct and indirect jobs?
Stephen Herzenberg
27:52
Kathiann: it varies by investment area for reasons that Bob (or I after the call--717-805-2318) can explain; the tables in the OH report give you those specifics for each type of investment.
Kathiann Kowalski
28:37
Thanks
Kirstin Snow
29:41
Any media with questions… please feel free to share them in the chat, or you’ll be able to unmute after the presentation. Also, please do not hesitate to email me for more information or access to our speakers. snow@pennbpc.org
Stephen Herzenberg
29:56
We're used to people saying that environmental policies are job killers and reduce economic opportunities but your modelling seems to suggest that the reverse is true--that the level of investment needed to reduce carbon emissions could create a new era of expanding opportunity for many trades and manufacturing workers.
Kathiann Kowalski
32:50
interferences
Stephen Herzenberg
44:50
https://reimagineappalachia.org/
Kirstin Snow
45:02
https://reimagineappalachia.org
Kirstin Snow
45:36
For media inquiries… snow@pennbpc.org
Stephen Herzenberg
45:46
ReImagine Appalachia campaign video (definitely worth three minutes): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=331010637929441
Susan Kratzer
50:41
Question: You've talked about the benefits of moving toward clean energy jobs, but will be the cost to states if they don't address climate issues?
Patricia DeMarco
55:56
AML is also addressed in the context of reforesting and re-wilding mountaintop removal mining sites. This is over a million acres of forestation!
Patricia DeMarco
57:47
From the US Fourth National Climate Assessment:$160 billion in lost wages a year from heat-induced productivity reduction;$87 billion a year by 2100 in higher energy costs due to mounting demand on a power system made less reliable by extreme weather.$507 billion worth of infrastructure damage from real estate at risk of being inundated by rising sea levels by 2100; and$1.2 to $1.4 Billion/year from Inland flooding destruction of thousands of bridges by 2050$230 million/ year—loss on shellfish harvests.$140 Billion/year recreation industry losses from disappearing coral reefs alonecold-water fishing and skiing would also be affected. [20]
Patricia DeMarco
58:58
Fourth National Climate Assessment put out in Nov 2017, by order of Congress: https://nca2018.globalchange.gov
Patricia DeMarco
59:11
This is a low estimate of impact
Patricia DeMarco
01:01:18
I disagree! The clean energy jobs are mostly not unionized…IF we can successfully negotiate equitable wages and benefits there is no justification for undervaluing the green jobs. There is nlso no reflection of the value of better health, better quality of environment and better future in the green economy