THE BRIEF [Dec 12-18’22]
Arctic = warmer & wetter, record energy density of new solar tech, mapping carbon emissions to neighborhoods and big oils is still greenwashing.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Weekly Climate 🎉
If you’re only getting The Brief but want to get the full version of the newsletter be sure to upgrade your plan to paid. Check out the preview that you will receive to see why more than 30 people think it’s worth paying for. And see a recent week’s full newsletter for details for why I decided to go paid.
If you’re getting both: Thank you so much for deciding to upgrade to go paid 🙏. And thanks to everybody for reading my newsletter regardless of which version you read 🤗.
As per usual, next week is x-mas week so there won’t be any newsletter next week, this means that next issue will be on January 2nd 2023. I can already see this week that climate news seems to be ramping down a lot for the new year 😬.
See you all on the other side! Merry x-mas and happy new year! 🎄🥳
‼️News you can’t miss
Here’s one important scary/bad (🙀), good (😻), interesting (😼) and fossil (💩) news item.
💩 Don’t believe big oil, new report reveals (again) that they’re doing nothing but greenwashing
This week’s highlights
[#neuroscience] — A new book on the neuroscience of climate change discusses how our brain are having trouble coping with climate change and can be (but probably shouldn’t be) dumbed down to the problem with climate change being a long term threat vs the short term gain of consumer pleasures. The book goes on to suggest ways for us to train our minds to deal with climate change. Sounds very interesting and definitely made my list.
[#carbonimporttax] — I must admit that I’ve pretty much given up on politics, so it’s good to see a few good stories every now and then, and here’s a good one. The EU has agreed (but not signed into law yet) a new carbon tax law, that will add additional tax on goods from countries that fail to “take strict steps to curb emissions”. It’s not clear from the article who (if any) countries that would fall under this rule.
That’s it for this week folks!
If you want more details or simply think my newsletter rocks remember that you can always go paid to get the full version of the Weekly Climate. But before you do, ask yourself this question: Does it provide you with 1.25$ worth of value every week? Obviously I think it does. In fact I really hope that just the time alone I save you should easily cover those 1.25$. Don’t hesitate to ping me on email@example.com or comment below with any questions, feedback or comments regarding this.
Remember if you’re feeling down, angry or sad from some of the news in this newsletter one cure is to act. And one way you can always act that also happens to be one of the most powerful things you can do is to talk about it. That also works if what you just read made you hopeful or happy btw.
If you enjoyed this newsletter don’t forget to share it with your friends, coworkers or other people you think could benefit from getting it. If you got directed here by a friend or another link on the Internet don’t forget to subscribe!
See you all next week 👋