- “Atlantic Remains Busy As Sally Gets Stronger” • There were five named storms in the Atlantic on Monday before Rene disapated. This is only the second time on record this has happened. Hurricane Sally strengthened Monday evening to a Category 2 hurricane as it makes its way towards a landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday. [WLTX]
- “Where Does The Heat Go?” • Reporting in the journal Earth System Science Data, the group of over 30 researchers from world scientific institutions tracked and quantified global heat storage from 1960 to 2018 to answer the question, “Where does the heat go?” The new study represents the most accurate, state-of-the-art heat inventory study to date. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change Denier Hired For Top Position At NOAA” • David Legates, a University of Delaware professor of climatology who has rejected the scientific consensus that human activity is causing climate change, confirmed with NPR this weekend that he was hired as NOAA’s deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. [Yahoo News]
- “Trump Baselessly Questions Climate Science During California Wildfire Briefing” • President Trump asserted that climate change is not playing a role in the catastrophic wildfires overtaking forests across the west, contradicting an official briefing him who pleaded with him to listen to the science. He said the main problem is forest management. [CNN]
- “Renewable Energy Surges In EU Power Mix On Trajectory To Reach 60% By 2030” • Renewable energy’s share of the power generation mix across the EU surged by almost 10 percentage points to 40% during the first half of 2020, and it could reach as much as 60% by the end of the decade, according to European utility federation Eurelectric. [Recharge]
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