THE BRIEF [Mar 14-20’22]
Wildfire smoke is depleting the ozone layer, Jane Fonda is coming for fossil fuel soiled politicians, get a heat pump and help stop Putin and new lawsuits against big fossil.
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‼️News you can’t miss
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🙀 Wildfire smoke is depleting the ozone layer (thus causes more cases of skin cancer)
😻 Jane Fonda is launching an initiative to defeat politicians soiled in fossil fuels
💩 New lawsuit against Shell may the first in a new wave.
This week’s highlights
[#methane] — A team of researchers have discovered a big Arctic ocean methane seep, i.e. a place that literally bubbles because methane escapes from the ocean floor. In the report they say that an area of 5m2 is bubbling as if the water is boiling.
[#oilgascrisis] — The IEA warns of a global oil and gas crisis that could be coming as a result of Putin’s war with Ukraine. The agency sent out a 10 step plan for how governments can encourage the public to reduce consumption of fossil fuels. It was highlighted that this crisis might be worsened compared to the oil crisis in 1973 because it also impacts fossil gas and because countries are more interconnected now which mean that disturbance in one supply can affect other countries.
[#amazon] — Here’s a detailed look into what deforestation in the Amazon look like and how deforestation keep on spreading endangering everything from our own climate to and especially indigenous lands.
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