- “Next IPCC Report Details Irreversible Tipping Points While Politicians Wrangle” • In the past, reports from the IPCC have been criticized for being too clinical and lacking a sense of urgency. Not this time. A draft of the upcoming report has been obtained by Agence France-Presse, according to The Guardian, and it pulls no punches. [CleanTechnica]
- “On Climate, Iowa Farmers Are Between A Rock And A Hard Place” • An Iowa State University poll found that among those who make their living on Iowa’s farms, 81% believe our climate is changing but only 18% accept the clear scientific evidence that humans are the cause. Why the disparity? It has to do with their political tribe. [The Des Moines Register]
- “Oil & Gas Execs Are Struggling To Attract Investors And Blaming Clean Energy For Their Woes” • The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Q2 2021 Energy Survey, and it makes one thing clear: Oil and gas companies are struggling to find investors. The report included some responses that oil and gas executives gave to a survey. [CleanTechnica]
- “Why Renewable Energy Stocks Will Thrive Even During A Recession” • In renewable energy, there are major tailwinds that drive growth even through recessions. The cost of renewable energy is coming down, fossil fuel costs are rising long term, there’s a political desire to build renewable energy production, and there are low interest rates. [The Motley Fool]
- “‘Jaw-Dropping’ Forecast Is Warning Sign Of Climate Change’s Future Impact In Washington, Scientists Say” • It’s a forecast so hot that it left some seasoned meteorologists initially in disbelief. Weekend temperatures are expected to approach 100° in Seattle and reach 115° in Eastern Washington, threatening to set records and upend people’s lives. [Union-Bulletin]
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