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THE BRIEF [Nov 28-Dec 4’22]
Activist jailed for 6 months, EV sales predicted to reach 90% market share, the future will be awesome and greenwashing in “sustainable” funds.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Weekly Climate 🎉
If this is the first time you’re reading this perhaps a quick explanation. Over on weeklyclimate.com I’ve for more than 2 years published a recap of the most important climate news this past week — currently to more than 1200 people with an average open rate of >40%. I send these out every Monday morning at 6am. I echo these here as well as it seems likely that readers on Medium might find these interesting as well. Hope you and if you do I can only highly recommend that you go to weeklyclimate.com as I also have a paid option (check it out!) with even more details than this. Thanks for checking out The Weekly Climate!
Next week unfortunately, the newsletter will be paused due to the fact that I have an exam in a wine course that I’m taking and I need to focus all my efforts on that. So all paid subscriptions will be paused for a week starting tomorrow.
A quick wine and climate sidenote: I got into wine because of the fascinating complexity that climate, weather, geology, nature, geography and fermentation can produce in a beverage, but recently I realized that wine is the only way I can think of where you can literally taste climate change — which I wrote a blogpost about on my personal blog — if you’re interested. Because of that the wine industry is very vulnerable to climate change. Everything from wines like Sauternes that rely on high humidity to Champagne that relies on cold weather will be affected.
Anyway, wish me luck and the newsletter will resume on Dec 19.
‼️News you can’t miss
Here’s one important scary/bad (🙀), good (😻), interesting (😼) and fossil (💩) news item.
💩 Got money invested in a “sustainable” fund? Well maybe you don’t.
This week’s highlights
[#water] — A detailed new study from Sweden looks at the many ways that water plays a key role in solving climate change. From peatlands to oceans. But also how water can play a negative role like untreated wastewater.
[#cop15biodiversity] — We just had COP27 (about climate) and now COP15 (about biodiversity) will start soon. Here’s a great and detailed breakdown of what’s at stake.
[#meat] — Here’s a great and detailed blog post from a newsletter that I just added to my recommended list here on substack which goes into detail about how much better meat substitutes are for the climate than real meat. From lab-grown to plant-based.
That’s it for this week folks!
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