Weekly Roundup: Climate-Aware

Changing Hearts and Minds

A record number of Americans—73%—now believe there is solid evidence for global climate change. Even as misinformation spreads, more and more people are waking up to the fact that we must fight climate change together.

 

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You Reap What You Sow

8 coal executives were indicted in Kentucky for lying about the amount of breathable dust in their mines. This as 2 coal execs in Alabama were convicted of bribing a politician. Justice is coming for these criminals.

 

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Early Bird, Your Worm Awaits (🎥)

We now know that California met its carbon emissions targets in 2016, four years ahead of their 2020 goal. This is largely due to renewables development & California’s cap and trade program, which makes polluters pay for the damage they do.

 

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No More Dirty Money

Ireland’s parliament passed a bill to become the first country to divest from fossil fuels. They will sell off €300M of shares in coal, oil, peat, and gas, joining a growing movement that has divested trillions of dollars in the past few years.

 

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Lunch Minus the Methane

WeWork announced it will become a meat-free organization. They will no longer serve or pay for meat at company events and expenses. This is estimated to save 445.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions by 2023.

 

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.