THE BRIEF [Aug 8-14’22]
Arctic is warming at 4x speed, wolves and beavers are key to rewilding, oil heirs fund activist groups and fossil fuel industry’s problem with methane emissions.
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‼️News you can’t miss
Here’s one important scary/bad (🙀), good (😻), interesting (😼) and fossil (💩) news item.
🙀 The Arctic is warming 4x faster than the rest of the planet
😻 Wolves and beavers key in rewilding efforts
😼 Oil heirs are funding large climate activist groups.
💩 Fossil fuel industry’s problem with methane in 4 charts
This week’s highlights
[#megadroughts] — Here’s an excellent deep dive into how climate change causes megadroughts like the one’s we’re seeing just everywhere these days.
[#lawn] — On my street a few houses down there’s a guy who has a lawn that surrounds the front of the house so everybody that goes by can see it. Every weekend he’s out cutting it, watering it or doing something to it. And just recently it turned from beautiful green to dead and yellow. I must admit that I couldn’t help but smile just a little bit inside, because lawns are one of the single most devastating and most wasteful ways you can grow your garden. Here’s an NYT video that explains why we really should stop having lawns
[#electricification] — Heard the term “electrification” in relation to climate change but don’t quite understand how it’s going to help? Look no further. This article does a good job of explaining why a big portion of the climate crisis could be solved by getting rooftop solar, an EV and a heat pump.
[#champagne] — Those of you who might follow me on other SoMe’s might have seen that I’ve started studying for a wine education, currently on WSET level 3 for those in the know. So it was with great interest that I read this week that a new study has found that the UK might soon unseat Champagne as the ultimately place for sparkling wine due to climate change. Heck, according to the study, the UK might even make quality red wine!
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