[Dec 26’22-Jan 1’23] Happy new year 🥳
Startup dimming the sun, good climate lawsuit progress, net-zero status in 5 startups, Exxon sues EU over windfall tax.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Weekly Climate 🎉
‼️News you can’t miss
Here’s one important scary/bad (🙀), good (😻), interesting (😼) and fossil (💩) news item.
👩⚕️ Status: Climate & Science
Let’s look at how we’re doing this week!
[#usfreeze] — The crazy and deadly freeze that has swept the US in the past weeks was definitely extraordinary and even though we know that extreme weather is likely intensified by climate change, it is still unclear how much of the freeze exactly was due to climate change, there’s a lot of different effects back and forth to untangle.
[#math] — A new paper concludes (from my understanding and the linked articles) that a lot of the potential climatic tipping points we know of can be described by mathematics and that this math can then be used to alert us of impending tipping points.
📰 The 7 Grand Challenges
Clean electricity is the one do-or-die challenge we must solve.
[#netzero2022] — BloombergNEF looks back at a year of setbacks and breakthroughs in 5 graphs from levelized costs of electricity from solar and wind that dropped below coal and fossil gas to batteries not being immune to the inflation crisis.
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