- ¶ The G7 summit, summed up in one photo” • Hundreds, or even thousands, of photos taken at the G7 summit, a two-day gathering of leaders from member states to discuss everything from climate change to international trade policy. But one in particular stood out after it was published and raced around the internet. [The Sydney Morning Herald]
- Heavy rainfall from storms has increased in the US since the 1950s and will only get worse in the coming years, thanks to global warming, scientists say. The EPA noted that heavy rainfall events increased by 70% in the Pacific Northwest, where the increases are worst, but increases are also seen in the Midwest and Upper Plains. [The Weather Channel]
- Pope Francis told senior oil company executives that the world must convert to renewable alternatives to prevent humanity being destroyed by climate change. Speaking to the high-profile group at the end of a two-day conference at the Vatican, the pontiff warned: “Civilisation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilisation.” [The Independent]
- A $300 million project has been approved by the Zimbabwe Investment Authority for Victoria Falls to produce electricity. The power plant will be able to supply the country’s national grid and sell excess power to such other countries as Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. The plant is expected to produce 125 MW of electricity. [Devdiscourse]
- One of the more interesting revelations to come out of the 2018 Tesla Shareholder Meeting was updated information about Tesla’s current battery costs and projected reductions over the next 2 years. Elon Musk said “We think at the cell level probably we can do better than $100/kWh maybe later this year…” The ongoing cost drop is good news. [CleanTechnica]
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