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.
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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 😬.
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‼️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.
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