Weekly Roundup: No More Plastic, No More Coal, Old Growth Forests on a Roll


Protecting the Arctic Through Finance

The Royal Bank of Scotland will stop funding oil projects in the Arctic and is reducing their loans to companies that profit off of coal.



Gas-guzzlers Are So 20th Century

Sales of electric vehicles increased by more than 50% in 2017, with over 3 million electric vehicles now on the road.



That’s the Last Straw

The EU wants to ban single-use plastics like forks and straws. If successful, by 2025, consumers would save €6.5B a year and over 3M tons of CO2.



The Resilience of Forests

The are more old growth forests in Europe than previously thought. Taller forests (> 30 m) are 3x more drought-resistant than short ones (< 20 m).



Breathe Easy

Air pollution dropped by 30% in 62 Chinese cities between 2013 and 2016, according to the World Health Organization.

About Patrick Metzger

Patrick is the founder of The New Climate. He is a writer, product manager, and musician. He grew up in Chattanooga, TN and now lives in Beacon, NY.