THE BRIEF [Dec 13-19’21]
Falling fertility rates linked to air pollution, NYC managed to ban new gas hookups, climate impacts across 193 countries and the king of fossil fuel propaganda.
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‼️News you can’t miss
Here’s one important scary/bad (🙀), good (😻), interesting (😼) and fossil (💩) news item.
🙀 Falling fertility rates might be linked to air pollution according to a new study.
😻 New York City has managed to ban new gas hookups … from 2024, but still.
😼 Detailed look at climate impacts across all 193 countries in the UN.
💩 A profile of the King of Fossil Fuel propaganda: Edelman
This week’s highlights
[#deforestation] — A new study has found evidence that a supposedly sustainable fabric used by big brands Abercombie & Fitch, Adidas and H&M (among others) might be driving deforestation in the Amazon.
[#cows] — The Netherlands has announced a big and bold 25B€ plan to reduce their livestock numbers in order to reduce their methane and nitrogen emissions. The plan includes such quite radical measures as buying out farmers. Obviously this plan is met with big protests among farmers, but at least it’s kind of cool to see that some governments (unlike our own here in Denmark) can actually do something against one of the big polluting industries.
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