THE BRIEF [July 18-24’22]
Lithium, balcony solar, talk talk talk and new BBC documentary.
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‼️News you can’t miss
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🙀 Lithium price increase and other factors are putting pressure on battery companies.
😻 Rooftop solar: Check. Balcony solar?
😼 Remember, the most important thing you can do to help solve the climate crisis is to talk about it.
💩 New 3-part documentary on BBC called “Big oil v the world”
This week’s highlights
[#startups] — While it venture investments are coming to a grinding halt, one sector appear to defy this: Climate tech. Climate tech investments are still soaring.
[#euheatwave] — The UK is being battered by a heatwave that is much worse than anything previously experienced. The temperatures in London reached more than 40C for the first time ever. This is unfortunately, a sign of things to come and the UK (and other countries) must adapt to expected increase in these heatwaves. But how?
[#airpollution] — Not only is increased heat a killer (1900 people died in Spain as a result of the EU heatwaves last week) but increased heat also brings more surface level ozone along with it as greenhouse gases from cars and other polluting machinery gets converted by the sun to ozone. This leads to all kinds of illnesses from respiratory to cardiovascular problems.
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