- “Record Temperatures in Warming Oceans Causes Chaotic Weather Patterns” • Researchers say they are detecting a big spikes in ocean surface temperatures worldwide. They are as much as 5°C (9°F) above normal in the North Atlantic, and they could rise even higher. Warmer oceans are triggering chaotic weather patterns around the world. [VOA]
- “Air Pollution Causes One In Six Human Deaths” • According to a recent report from the journal The Lancet Planetary Health, pollution is “responsible for approximately 9 million deaths per year, corresponding to one in six deaths worldwide.” It is also estimated that air pollution resulted in $4.6 trillion in economic losses in 2015. [CleanTechnica]
- “Shipping Faces Showdown Over Greenhouse Gases” • Ocean transport emits as much CO₂ as Germany, but is the biggest global sector without a goal for cutting emissions to “net zero.” Some delegates at a UN summit want emissions halved by 2030 and cut to net-zero by 2050. Campaigners say agreement to that goal would be the climate “deal of the decade.” [BBC]
- “Wind And Solar Power In China On Track To Help Avoid Global Warming” • A report by Global Energy Monitor, whose work is often used by the World Bank, shows that wind and solar power growth in China may help curb global carbon emissions far faster than expected. China, by itself, could increase global solar capacity 85% by 2025. [Interesting Engineering]
- “Tesla Sales Shatter Wall Street Expectations – Nine Charts” • Tesla has released then numbers for its production and sales in the second quarter of this year. The take-home summary: they crushed Wall Street’s expectations. Here, we focus on deliveries, so we can take a look at the progress over time, as it is shown in nine charts. [CleanTechnica]
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