- “Humans Do A Poor Job Of Calculating Risk. That’s Terrible For The Climate Crisis” • Humans do a poor job of evaluating climate risk and the cost of reducing it. Over the past five years, extreme weather disasters have cost the US more than $750 billion. The Build Back Better package would cost $555 billion over the course of 10 years. [CNN]
- “Climate Change Could Open Up ‘Rivers In The Sky’ Over East Asia” • We can clearly see that the climate crisis is already having a profound effect on weather systems, altering temperatures, rainfall, wind patterns, and more. Now, a study predicts likely deluges over the mountainous parts of East Asia in the future, the result of ‘atmospheric rivers.’ [ScienceAlert]
- “Ireland’s Data Centers Provide An Economic Lifeline, But Environmentalists Say They’re Wrecking The Planet” • A €1.2 billion investment in a data center in the town of Ennis is likely to be welcomed by the Irish government, despite concerns that growth in data centers could undermine the commitment to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030. [CNN]
- “US Superstores Could Power Over 7.9 Million Households With Solar” • A report released by the Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Frontier Group says that US big-box retail and grocery stores, if equipped with rooftop solar, could produce enough electricity to power more than 7.9 million households. [Power Engineering International]
- “Enbridge: Growth In Renewable Power Is Huge, And It’s Just Getting Started” • Enbridge’s history is soundly in the oil and natural gas pipeline space, but it has been looking to expand into clean energy, using the cash flows from its oil and gas assets. The company is spending more on clean energy today than it is on its legacy businesses. [The Motley Fool]
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