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Senators Demand Action on Grid

NBC News: WASHINGTON — A bipartisan duo of U.S. senators is urging President Donald Trump to pay more attention to the threat posed by Russia against critical infrastructure like the nation’s electric grid, and to provide an analysis of the…

Texas Wind Passing the Heat Test

Clean Economy Weekly (newsletter): The electricity grid that serves most of Texas hit an all-time record for demand last Thursday, topping out at 73,259 megawatts between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The record may not stand for long, as hot…

Northern Hem Heatwave May Have Arctic Root

Warming in the Arctic could be behind the heatwave that's sweeping the northern hemisphere https://t.co/4f6kgbfROt pic.twitter.com/arnZxf1teE — New Scientist (@newscientist) July 24, 2018 New Scientist: This heatwave across much of the northern hemisphere could continue for weeks, and possibly even…

BBC Climate Coverage, Then and Now

Leo Hickman tweets a comparison between BBC climate coverage in 2018, and 2008. A number of Brits, including skeptics,  have made the connection between this summer’s extreme heat, and the severe heatwave of 1976. The Guardian published a comparative global…

As Seas Rise: The Internet is Drowning

University of Wisconsin: Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and…

Russia Reaches into Electrical Grid

Nightmare scenario. November 2018, Election night thrown into chaos as blackouts descend across blue states on the eastern seaboard, and throughout much of the Midwest. Wired: The Cyber-Cassandras said this would happen. For decades they warned that hackers would soon…

Could Trade War Be Climate Tool?

Suggestion to US trading partners still in the Paris Agreement – If you’re going to have a trade war, well, could it be targeted on carbon emitters? Inside Climate News: As the Trump administration’s trade war heats up, a group…

The Forever Foodfight: Meat v Meatless

This post was inspired by a long twitter discussion by Mike Mann on the subject of agricultural impacts on climate. This is a myth that was promoted by “Cowspiracy” and is based on erroneous math/accounting. See @UCSUSA: https://t.co/uXEOkI29bd https://t.co/fF69a9V8QH —…