- “2021: The Year Climate Predictions Become Reality” • On the heels of jaw-dropping heat and flooding across three continents, nearly 200 nations will gather on Monday to validate a critical UN climate science report 100 days ahead of a political summit charged with keeping Earth liveable. The world isn’t the same as it was when the last report issued. [The ASEAN Post]
- “With Wildfires Blazing Across The West, More Counties Are Declaring States Of Emergency” • As dozens of wildfires burn across the West, officials declared additional states of emergency for counties in California and Nevada while the nation’s largest blaze in Oregon continued to swell. The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon is 42% contained. [CNN]
- “Nuclear Power’s Reliability Is Dropping As Extreme Weather Increases” • It’s increasingly clear that the existing power systems aren’t designed for a changing climate. Nuclear power plants are no exception. Analysis looking at a broad range of climate events shows that it’s not just hot weather that puts these plants at risk; it’s the full range of disturbances. [Ars Technica]
- “We Cannot Short-Change Transit – Not Now” • Given the urbanization of our nation, the overdue focus on racial inequity, and climate change, our nation needs to invest much more in cleaner transportation options. Sadly, a bipartisan infrastructure bill could set transit up for long-term cuts in funding. We need to see that doesn’t happen. [CleanTechnica]
- “Yep, It’s Bleak, Says Expert Who Tested 1970s End-Of-The-World Prediction” • Gaya Herrington, a Dutch sustainability researcher and adviser to the Club of Rome, made headlines in recent days after she authored a report that appeared to show a controversial 1970s study predicting the collapse of civilization was – apparently – right on time. [The Guardian]
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