- “Climate Impacts To Hit Sooner – UN Report” • Dangerous thresholds are closer than once thought. Species extinction, widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas – these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and bound to become painfully obvious before a child born today turns 30. [The Manila Times]
- “Ground Temps Reached 118°F In The Arctic Circle Yesterday” • Ground temperatures in Siberia have reached 118°F, Gizmodo reported while sharing the newly published satellite images. It should be noted that the temperature recorded is a land surface temperature, not air. But it is land where there is permafrost below the surface, and it is melting. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Rapid’ Rejection Of $50 Billion Renewable Energy Hub Raises Concerns” • The Western Australia government raised concerns about the federal environment department’s rejection of plans for the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, but the consortium behind the project said it will work to amend the plans so the project can go ahead. [pv magazine Australia]
- “Climate Change Has Pushed A Million People In Madagascar To The ‘Edge Of Starvation,’ UN Says” • The African island of Madagascar has been plagued with back-to-back droughts, which have pushed 1.14 million people “right to the very edge of starvation,” World Food Programme executive director David Beasley said in a news release. [CNN]
- “Oracle Pledges To Power Its Global Operations With 100% Renewable Energy” • Oracle announced plans to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The new plans include both its facilities and cloud operations. The commitment builds on the existing sustainability priorities previously pledged by the company. [ZDNet]
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