- “Germany Is Closing All Its Nuclear Power Plants. Now It Must Find A Place To Bury The Deadly Waste For 1 Million Years” • Where do you safely bury more than 28,000 cubic meters of deadly radioactive waste for the next million years? This is the “wicked problem” facing Germany as it closes all of its nuclear power plants in the coming years. [CNN]
- “NZ Scientists To Probe Climate Threat Frozen Underground” • Scientists estimate the icy reserves of permafrost now keep about twice as much carbon as is contained in the atmosphere. Probing Antarctica’s frozen ground will give scientists from New Zealand more insight into a potentially massive sleeper source of emissions. [New Zealand Herald]
- “Pelosi To Lead Group Of Democratic Lawmakers To UN Climate Change Conference” • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead a group of Democratic lawmakers to a United Nations conference on climate change less than a month after the Trump administration began formally withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord. [CNN]
- “In The Fight Against Climate Change, No One Can Stand On The Sidelines” • Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund: We can avoid this bleak future, and we know what we have to do – reduce emissions, offset what cannot be reduced, and adapt to new climate realities. No individual or institution can stand on the sidelines. [CNN]
- “The Five Corrupt Pillars Of Climate Change Denial” • The fossil fuel industry has spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change where none exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about $200 million a year on lobbying to undermine binding climate policy. [EconoTimes]
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