THE BRIEF [Jan 3-9 ‘22]
More trouble with Thwaite’s glacier, Norway EV sales going berserk, how ice and fire are connected and fossil climate change ads on google.
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🙀 Thwaite’s glacier might be completely gone by 2030
😻 Norway’s EV sales are pounding ahead.
😼 Interesting article on how melting ice affects wildfire occurences
💩 Google climate change terms subjects you to fossil fuel industry propaganda.
This week’s highlights
[#seabirds] — Climate change is hurting puffins and other seabirds. Everything from increased conflict between bird species to the simple effect of warming currents driving fish further out to the sea is having an impact on seabird populations.
[#cop27] — With COP26 in the books the world is looking towards COP27 in terms of political climate action. COP27 host country is Egypt and they promised to put focus on resilience and adaptation.
[#eu] — A lot of anger at EU as the European Commission moves ahead with their new taxonomy for green invests calling fossil gas (and nuclear, which is IMO correct) for green. Silly and dangerous, and probably fossil fuel bought.
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Reading this https://thwaitesglacier.org/about/facts it seems like the Rolling Stone article exaggerates the potential contribution of the glacier itself to sea rise. My understanding reading the RS article is that if the entire west Antartica ice sheet were to melt, that would result in a 3m rise in sea levels. Still scary though.