- “Greta Thunberg Leads Iowa Students In Pop-Up Climate Strike” • In Iowa City, home to the University of Iowa, 14-year-old high school student Massimo Biggers was planning the protest he has done every Friday since last spring, when he got a message from Greta Thunberg saying she would join him. Over 3,000 people showed up for that. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Sunny Day Flooding’ And 90-Degree Days During South’s Endless Summer” • Atlanta has broken a record for 90-degree days this year; there have been 91 of them, wildly surpassing the average of 37 per year. Charleston has had 58 coastal flood events so far in 2019. These are effects of global warming, and this September was another record month. [CNN]
- “Water Resources Minister ‘Totally’ Accepts Drought Linked To Climate Change” • David Littleproud, Australia’s drought and water resources minister, said he “totally” accepts that worsening droughts are linked to climate change. He signaled more support for regional communities was coming as Australia’s big dry “escalates.” [The Guardian]
- “Notre-Dame: How An Underwater Forest In Ghana Could Help Rebuild A Paris Icon” • A forest of massive trees has been submerged since Lake Volta was created for hydropower in1965. A Ghanaian company believes that using its wood to rebuild Notre-Dame is more environmentally friendly than cutting down new trees. [BBC]
- “Global Shipping Is Making False Impressions About Circumventing Pollution – Billions Spent On ‘Cheat Devices'” • Will Crisp of The Independent follows the money: “More than $12 billion (£9.7 billion) has been spent on … open-loop scrubbers.” They capture sulfur from the exhaust, but then they discharge it into the ocean. [CleanTechnica]
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