- “After Widespread Flooding, No Relief Yet For The DC Metro Area As 14 Million People Remain Under Alerts” • Heavy flooding inundated communities across the Maryland-Virginia area on Friday, with forecasters expecting the rain to continue. Nearly 14 million people were under a coastal flooding warning Saturday, the National Weather Service said. [CNN]
- “Here To Stay Or Gone In 30 Years? Inside The Fight Over The Future Of The Oil Industry” • Oil is back above $80 per barrel, but production has been on the decline since the turn of the century. Even without a need to stop use of fossil fuels, the oil industry cannot last forever. The companies extracting oil and gas want to explore for more anyway. [CNN]
- “COP26 Climate Summit: Experts Warn Leaders 1.5°C Is ‘real Science’, Not A Political Number” • Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, leading climate scientists warned that the 1.5°C temperature limit politicians will talk about is a vital physical threshold for the planet’s climate and not an arbitrary political construct that can be haggled over. [Republic World]
- “No, EVs Aren’t Going To Overload Electric Grids” • Anti-EV media have been running out-of-context quotes saying EVs will overload the grids. None of this is true. Here is the lowdown on the grid situation for you. I can give you some factual arguments you can use the next time people start sharing that kind of alarmist nonsense. [CleanTechnica]
- “G20: World Leaders Agree To Historic Corporate Tax Deal” • Leaders of the world’s 20 major economies approved a global agreement to have the profits of large businesses taxed at least 15%. It follows concern that multinational companies re-route their profits through low-tax jurisdictions. All the leaders at the G20 summit in Rome agreed to the pact. [BBC]
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