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THE BRIEF [Sep 18-24'23]
Warmer oceans means more bacterial infections, space-based solar FTW, why we need to sweat and how Exxons has deceived since 1970s.
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This week’s highlights
[#climateunambitioussummit] — The United Nations' Climate Ambition Summit, aimed at inspiring world leaders to combat climate change, was criticized for its lack of ambition. The summit concluded without notable commitments from major greenhouse gas emitters like the United States, China, and India. While some nations made more ambitious commitments, climate activists argue that these steps are insufficient to address the urgent climate crisis. Concerns are raised about the planet's current trajectory and the need for wealthy countries and top emitters to drastically cut emissions and show solidarity with vulnerable nations.
[#exxondeception] — ExxonMobil is accused of deceiving the public and downplaying the risks of climate change in a new lawsuit filed by California. The lawsuit combines arguments from other state lawsuits against Big Oil and claims that ExxonMobil and four other oil giants cost the state billions of dollars. Additionally, a Wall Street Journal investigation reveals that Exxon undermined climate science from the 1970s to at least 2015, attempting to influence the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and casting doubt on human-caused climate change. The investigation exposes Exxon's strategy to protect its bottom line by downplaying the climate risks of fossil fuel development.
[#greenwashing] — This article discusses several greenwashing terms used by big agriculture in the context of COP28. It highlights terms such as "climate neutrality," "emissions intensity," "efficiency," and "sustainable intensification" and examines how these terms are used to promote certain narratives and actions within the industry. The document also explores the controversies and criticisms surrounding these terms and their implications for climate action and sustainable agriculture.
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