- “Nearly 30% Of 138,000 Assessed Species Face Extinction, Group Warns” • In its annual Red List update, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warned that 28% of the 138,374 species identified on its “survival watchlist” as under threat have now been moved to the more dangerous “red list,” meaning they are at high risk of extinction. [CNN]
- “The Truth New York City Cannot Avoid” • Four days after it hit New Orleans, at least 13 New Yorkers died when Hurricane Ida’s remnants hit the Big Apple, more than 1,300 miles away. So far, New York City has more fatalities reported than all of Louisiana. Climate change is scrambling all our assumptions for weather, resiliency, and emergency preparedness. [CNN]
- “Gone With The Wind: Why UK Firms Could Miss Out On The Offshore Boom” • Boris Johnson set out plans to add 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. The GMB trade union warned that the UK risks squandering a major economic benefit by allowing many of the components of its offshore wind boom to be made in Asia. [The Guardian]
- “Opt-Out Community Choice Solar For Upstate New York” • Several communities in upstate New York are now part of an opt-out community choice program that will allow their residents to enjoy clean, emissions-free energy and lower utility bills. Opt-out means that everyone is enrolled in the program unless they want to pay extra for dirty power. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ida’s Reminder That Climate Policy Should Be Built On Resilience, Not Delusion” • Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, New York City’s preparedness for an aftershock from Hurricane Ida seemed less than impressive. This was not the only time something like this has happened recently. Part of the subway was flooded by Hurricane Elsa. [National Review]
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