- “Was That Wild Weather Caused By Climate Change? Scientists Can Now Say ‘Yes’ With Confidence” • Historic heat waves are so clearly caused by human-driven emissions that researchers can easily link them to climate change. Scientists at World Weather Attribution say this year’s Northwest heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” without it. [CNN]
- “Climate Scientists Have Done Their Bit. Now The Pressure Is On World Leaders” • Scientists have warned for decades that we were changing the climate in a way that would have devastating impacts on the planet and our lives. The landmark report from the IPCC showed that it is already happening, and faster than we ever expected. [CNN]
- “Tesla Giga Shanghai’s New Production Rate Is 450,000/Year” • Tesla’s Giga Shanghai reached a milestone earlier this month. It now has an annualized vehicle production rate of 450,000 Models Y and 3 vehicles. Last year, Tesla met a goal of delivering 500,000 cars globally. Now, there are thoughts that Tesla could make 1 million EVs in 2021. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘We’re Seeing Truly Frightening Fire Behavior’ Firefighters Battling The Dixie Fire Say” • Pyrocumulus, firenadoes, dry lightning. It sounds like an apocalyptic movie, but it’s the reality that firefighters are facing. When wildfires are this intense, they can sometimes create their own weather, making their next move nearly impossible to predict. [CNN]
- “Push For Green Energy Could Strand More Than $68 B In Coal And Gas Assets, S&P Says” • An ongoing push to expand renewable energy generation in the US could strand at least $68 billion in coal and natural gas power plant investments, an S&P Global Market Intelligence report says. The assets at risk include both coal and gas investments equally. [Utility Dive]
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