Launching The Weekly Climate

Your weekly overview of what’s happening in the climate crisis.

Welcome to Weekly Climate! So happy you’re here! 🤗

This newsletter provides a weekly digest of interesting and most important reads about the climate crisis. It is for those who want to understand the climate crisis better and get an overview of what is happening in an as close to real-time as possible.

Why?

There are a ton of good climate newsletters, news-sites and podcasts and in general content about the climate crisis out there (there’s also a lot of shit). There’s the big media sites like Carbon Brief, Greentech Media and Bloomberg Green. There’s the more niche focussed newsletters like Emily Atkins HEATED, Bill McKibbens via New Yorker, Jason Jacob’s My Climate Journey. And there’s podcasts: Drilled, Energy Gang, The Interchange, Decouple, Heated (again), Hot Take, My Climate Journey (again) and many more. I’m diving through most of these every week to try and stay on top about the most important news and trends within climate science, technology, startups, policy, major carbon emitters, climate justice, energy poverty and so on. And that’s when I thought it would be really cool if I could get an aggregated newsletter of the most important climate stories from across all these topics each monday for instance, so I could make sure that I didn’t miss anything.

I searched and found nothing that satisfied this.

So since I’m reading and listening to all this stuff anyway I decided to make my own: The Weekly Climate.

What?

The newsletter will be a sorted list of news within the topics mentioned above, which will probably expand as we go along. I will write a brief summary of each article and then provide a link to read the full article.

In addition, I want to make the consumption of this newsletter as frictionless as possible, so I will also record each newsletter as a podcast in order for people to “read” it on the go and then perhaps dive deeper when they get to somewhere where they can read stuff. It’s perfect for your morning commute, The audio recording will be available in each newsletter as well.

Finally, I will make a public database where each article I post in the newsletter is tagged and categorized, such that it will always be easy to go back in time and find stories about particular companies, countries, technologies and so on. 

On the longer term I want to expand this to cover local news as well, such that people can follow news in specific countries as well. But this is too big a job for now, but if you’re interested in helping with this for your country, let me know on michael@weeklyclimate.com.

The newsletter is published every monday morning (Central European Time), first issue August 17 2020. Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss the first issue!

In the meantime, tell your friends! And please let me know what you think of this. All feedback good and bad are welcome!

Who’s this Michael person anyway?

👋 My name is Michael and I’m an engineer and entrepreneur from Copenhagen, Denmark, but more importantly I’m a dad 👶 and as such I’m a relative newcomer to the climate fight. It was only in 2018 when I became a dad that I realized that there was nothing else that I could spend my career on than doing my part to help solve the climate crisis. So I had to tearfully say goodbye to my role as co-founding CTO / VP of the successful AI/health startup Corti.ai. 1.5 years of research ensued, where I was looking for my next project. I’ve found it but I’m not quite ready to talk about it yet (but you can follow along on massive.earth if you want).