- “3 Big Takeaways from the Major New US Climate Report” • Climate change is here, it’s expensive, and it’s deadly, according to a dire new report. The risks are not just down the road. The report connects climate change to current issues from declining water levels in the Colorado River Basin to the spread of ticks carrying Lyme disease. [Vox]
- “White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on ‘Extreme Scenario'” • The Trump administration is downplaying the 4th National Climate Assessment. It said the study was largely based on “the most extreme scenario” and does not account for innovations that could diminish carbon emissions and the effects of climate change. [Voice of America]
- “Al Gore Calls Out Trump for ‘Burying’ Climate Change Report by Releasing it on Black Friday” • Al Gore has lashed out at the Trump administration accusing it of seeking to ‘bury’ a US government report on climate change by releasing it on Black Friday, when people’s minds would be focused on sales starting the Christmas shopping season. [Daily Mail]
- “Superconducting Tape Could Lead to Lower-Cost Wind Power” • Wind turbines can need about a ton of rare earth metals each, and that is costly. But the EU-backed EcoSwing project upgraded a wind turbine in Denmark with superconducting tape that reduces the required amount of rare earth metals to as little as 1 kg (2.2 lbs). [Engadget]
- “Mills Administration: Energy Policy to Change ‘180 Degrees'” • Eight years of Maine’s Gov Paul LePage and Republican allies working to encourage natural gas and transmission lines will end as a Democratic government shifts Maine’s energy policy to boost local, green-power development and blunt the impacts of a warming climate. [Lewiston Sun Journal]
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