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Read this free comic about the history of climate change denial propaganda

Illustrator and animator Céline Keller undertook the fascinatingly complex task of adapting a research paper on climate change propaganda into a graphic narrative. Here's how the artist explains it: This is a comic adaption of the 'Discourses of Climate Delay' study by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Comics, News, Climate Change, Propaganda, Climate Deniers, Webcomic, Climate Denial, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons, Graphic Novel, Information graphics, Climate Crisis, Comic Strips, Web Comics, Climate Change Is Real, Climate Criminals


American's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up. The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years. Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change. See more stories on In...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, US, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, Noaa, National, Associated Press, Michael Mann, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Fahrenheit, Western US


America's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up. The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years. Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change. See more stories on In...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, Noaa, National, Associated Press, Michael Mann, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Fahrenheit


Greta Thunberg says 'we will not give up' on fighting the climate crisis

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a conference with scientists at the COP25 Climate Conference on December 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders at a virtual press conference. Thunberg said that leaders were not doing enough to honor the 2015 Paris Climate accords. "We will not accept that ... we, the younger generation," Thunberg said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Swedi...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Speed, Paris, Un, Madrid Spain, Stefan Lofven, Pablo Blazquez Dominguez Getty, Glasgow Scotland, Climate Crisis, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Azmi Haroun


London-based EV maker Arrival soars 10% after announcing a vehicle-development partnership with Uber

Arrival product chief Tom Elvidge. Arrival Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival soared Tuesday after the company struck a deal with Uber to develop a vehicle for ride-hailing drivers. Arrival said the car will reduce emissions as Uber has pledged for its London-based service to go fully electric by 2025. The Arrival Car's design is expected to be shown by the end of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of London-based electric automaker Arrival s...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Europe, London, Cars, Trends, Markets, North America, Air Quality, Emissions, Eastern Europe, Ev, Carla Mozee, Climate Crisis, Arrival


The sea-level rise from Antarctica's melting ice sheet could be 30% higher than estimated due to an effect scientists previously thought was 'inconsequential,' new study says

A ship in the waters next to the Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Adam Jenkins, National Science Foundation/Via International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were to collapse, global sea levels could rise by about 10 feet. But a new study says that this figure could be about 3.3 feet higher. That is because as the glaciers melt, the bedrock under the ice sheet could rise out of the ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, Antarctica, Manhattan, Smith, Antarctic, West Antarctic, British Antarctic Survey, West Antarctica, Andy Smith, Climate Crisis, Aylin Woodward, Thwaites Glacier


Polar bear and grizzly bear hybrids, known as 'pizzly bears,' could become more common because of the climate crisis

A pizzly bear, or grolar bear, bred in captivity at a zoo in Germany. Philippe Clement/Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images When polar bears and grizzly bears mate, the hybrid is called a pizzly bear, or a grolar bear. Pizzlies are becoming more common in the Arctic and the climate crisis is likely playing a role. As grizzly bears move further north with warmer temperatures, they're more likely to meet polar bears. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pizzly bear...
Tags: Science, Animals, Trends, Canada, Sea Ice, Arctic, Associated Press, Polar Bear, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Vanderbilt University, DeSantis, Climate Crisis, Grizzly Bear, Larisa DeSantis, Amazon FedEx, Getty Images Since


Nuclear Energy

When I was in my early 20s, I had a conversation with my dad. I told him I was against nuclear power because it was dangerous and because it created radioactive waste that we had no idea how to safely dispose of. He replied that there certainly were problems with nuclear energy but that they paled in comparison to those of burning fossil fuels. This was before greenhouse gases and climate change were front and center in my mind and the minds of most people. I was not convinced by my dad’s argume...
Tags: Trends, USV, Union Square, Nuclear Energy, Climate Crisis, David Gabeau, Three Mile Island Chernobyl Fukushima


Solar For Outdoor Devices

A trend I’ve been watching for a while now is the use of solar for devices that live outside away from electrical outlets. Last summer, I bought an inexpensive device that keeps snakes away from our yard. It vibrates into the ground like the animals that hunt snakes and scares them away. I don’t really know if it works but we have not seen any snakes since we got it. The device is powered by a small solar device that is on top of it. Installation was basically pushing it into the ground. T...
Tags: Trends, USV, Union Square, Climate Crisis, Samson Mesele


Climate activist Greta Thunberg tells Congress 'subsidizing fossil fuel' companies is a 'disgrace'

Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, New York on September 23, 2019. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Greta Thunberg said subsidizing the fossil fuel industry is a "disgrace" during a congressional hearing. President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan includes a detail aimed at rolling back US financial support of fossil fuels. The Swedish climate activist said ending fossil fuel subsidies is the "very minimum" the US can do to combat the climate crisis. See more s...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Climate Change, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fossil Fuels, House, The Guardian, South Carolina, Earth Day, Fossil Fuel, New York New York, Fossil Fuel Industry, Climate Crisis, Spencer Platt Getty


Geothermal

We have a house in the northeast United States where the summers are warm and the winters are cold. We have solar on the roof and we heat and cool this house with electricity. This is the electrical generation/consumption chart for all of 2020 for that house: We produce almost all of the heating and cooling for that house with solar power. How do we do that? We use geothermal energy to heat and cool it. We drilled wells down into the earth and pull water up to heat the house in the...
Tags: Trends, Earth, USV, United States, Albert Wenger, Climate Crisis, Hanel


Crypto and Climate Continued

I wrote about crypto and climate earlier this month and suggested that the narrative that crypto is bad for the climate is not as straightforward as many make it out to be. Over last weekend (a beautiful one in the northeast), two of my partners wrote on this topic. My partner Albert took a similar approach as I did in my post and outlined many reasons that crypto and climate are not at odds with each other. He went further than I did in my post and it is worth reading his, even though th...
Tags: Trends, Crypto, Iceland, NICK, Albert, Albert Wenger, Climate Crisis, BTC ETH, CrisisNick Grossman


Retire power stations rather than trying for ‘clean’ coal

Research suggests retiring old coal-fired power is more cost-effective and climate positive The post Retire power stations rather than trying for ‘clean’ coal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Air Pollution, South Africa, Coal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Emissions, Eskom, Paris Agreement, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Clean Coal, Department of Environmental Affairs, Respiratory Diseases, South Africa (country


Crypto and Climate

I keep reading that Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs, etc are a climate issue. It is true that proof of work mining which secures the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains uses electricity to do that work. And certainly there are carbon emissions associated with that electricity consumption. However, it is not as simple as that for the following reasons: 1/ Proof of work miners are constantly seeking the lowest cost of electricity to mine with. That leads them to electricity sources like geo, hydro...
Tags: China, Trends, USV, Nba, Crypto, NFT, Climate Crisis


How carbon credits helped a Native American tribe buy back its land and revitalize it

A recent episode of Gimlet Media's How To Save A Planet podcast focuses on the Yurok Tribe of northern California, who embraced the Western economics game to buy back the land that was stolen from them. The Yurok took an indigenous approach to land management that revitalized the forests and salmon populations in their ancestral home. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, California, Salmon, Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans, Carbon Credits, Land Management, Climate Justice, Climate Crisis, Climate Change Is Real, How To Save A Planet


South Africa to get another commission, this one to tackle the climate crisis

A higher carbon tax will be introduced in 2023 for companies with dangerous levels of greenhouse gas emissions The post South Africa to get another commission, this one to tackle the climate crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, South Africa, Pollution, Carbon Tax, Emissions, Eskom, Paris Agreement, Carbon Budget, Climate Crisis, Top Six, South Africa (country, Centre For Environmental Rights, Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries, Cyclone Eloise


Nine books to make you think about gender politics in the political sphere

Every year in March we celebrate Women’s History Month, a perfect time to be inspired by the triumphs of real-life heroes. Let us not forget the path it took to get this far and the tribulations that these women endured. Society has come so far since the induction of the 19th Amendment, but we still have a way to go. We have compiled a list of titles that explore the ups and downs of this journey as well as present bold ideas to improve the future.1. Credible Threat by Sarah SobierajGreta Thunbe...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Beyonce, India, Society, Earth, United States, Feminism, Coding, Emma Watson, Women in politics, Intersectionality, Social Sciences, Ivanka Trump, Gender Politics


Going Off Grid

It is terrible what is happening to people in Texas and other parts of the country where this super cold snap has caused power outages and freezing cold temperatures in their homes. But it is also a reminder that we need not be reliant on the grid. In fact, we should figure out how to reduce our reliance on the grid when things like this happen. Until recently, that generally meant a generator that is powered by oil or gas. And that is still a good thing to have when the grid becomes unrel...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Climate Crisis, Rebecca Kaden, Sonnen Eco


Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod

Country can’t lose sight of the threat climate change poses, President Ramaphosa says. The post Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Carbon, Coal, Openaccess, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, Independent Power Producers, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, State Of The Nation, Climate Crisis, Paris Climate Agreement, Cape Floral Kingdom


Funding Friday: Fresh Start Farm

My friend Joseph and his wife Mikayla have started a dairy farm called Fresh Start Farm. They will be using regenerative grazing techniques. Mikayla writes on her Kickstarter, “Regenerative agriculture refers to farming practices that reverse climate change by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and improving the water cycle. I plan on dividing the pasture into smaller paddocks that allow me to move the cows in a way that maximizes soil and root recovery. The more the roots can recover a...
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, USV, Joseph, Andy Weissman, Mikayla, Climate Crisis


Rooftop Solar

I’ve been thinking a lot about the economics of rooftop solar. Our family has invested in rooftop solar over the last five years in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our electric bills. When you do that in combination with electrification of your heating and cooling (using electric heat pumps vs gas or oil), you can save money and live a more sustainable life. We have used SunPower solar panels and inverters and they come with a nice analytics service that shows how much of...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, US, Trends, SunPower, Andy Weissman, Climate Crisis


The Work-Life Balance Revolution

Yesterday, I had a gap in the middle of the day. So the Gotham Gal and I took an hour-long walk with our dog Ollie. It cleared my head and when I got back to work, I was full of energy and clarity. I’ve been working exclusively from home since the end of November 2019 when we left NYC to go to LA. It has been a stretch of incredible productivity for me. I am not arguing against going back to the office. As I’ve said in many posts recently, I can’t wait to go back to the office. But I am su...
Tags: Family, Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, La, Employment, Trends, Management, Economics, USV, Health Care, Tom, Mary, Hacking Education, VC & Technology, Albert Wenger, Climate Crisis


Act against Covid and climate crises

The government would do well to realise that these two disasters can’t be tackled separately The post Act against Covid and climate crises appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Water, Sanitation, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Pandemic, Climate Crisis, Climate Emergency, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


USV Climate Fund

As I alluded to in a post earlier this week, we have some new things going on at USV. Today my partner Albert talks about one of them on the USV blog. Over the last few months, USV has raised a climate fund. Our thesis for this fund is: The USV Climate Fund invests in companies and projects that provide mitigation for or adaptation to the climate crisis. https://www.usv.com/writing/2021/01/usv-climate-fund/ We believe that the time is right to invest in companies seeking to mitigate th...
Tags: Trends, USV, Albert, VC & Technology, Albert Wenger, Climate Crisis, USV Climate Fund


How fossil fuel companies are knowingly scheming to profit from climate change

In early March 2020, New York Magazine published an excellent article the went behind the scenes of a Shell corporate conference. It's a long read, but has continued to haunt me ever since, as journalist Malcolm Harris (author of Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials) chats it up with oil executives who — shockingly — aren't as in denial about climate change as one might expect. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Oil, Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuels, Shell, New York Magazine, Oil Industry, Big Oil, Fossil Fuel Industry, Malcolm Harris, Climate Justice, Climate Crisis, Death Profiteering


What Is Going To Happen In 2021

Hi Everyone. Happy 2021. Today, as is my custom on the first day of the new year, I am going to take a stab at what the year ahead will bring. I find it useful to think about what we are in for. It helps me invest and advise the companies we are invested in. Like our investing, I will get some of these right and some wrong. But having a point of view is very helpful when operating in a world that is full of uncertainty. Let’s start with the elephant in the room. The Covid Pandemic will end...
Tags: Cdc, Entrepreneurship, La, US, Trends, Economics, USV, Current Affairs, Life Lessons, Crypto, Miami, VC & Technology, Climate Crisis, Uniswap


A stunning visualization of how racist housing policies create urban heat islands

The New York Times has an extraordinary article—building on some earlier research from Yale Environment 360—that illustrates with frightening detail how racism, urban planning, and climate change go hand-in-hand. Using the city of Richmond as a microcosm, authors Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich explore the city's history through the lens of several individual lives who are impacted by these "urban heat islands" on a daily basis. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Urban Design, New York Times, Urban Planning, Urban Development, Richmond, Climate Justice, Environmental Racism, Climate Crisis, Yale Environment, Urban Heat Islands, Nadja Popovich, Brad Plumer, Climate Change Is Real


The EPA has released the first ever pollution regulations for airplanes…but they don't do anything.

Aviation is notoriously bad for the environment. According to the nonprofit Environmental and Energy Study Institute, "Aircraft contribute 12 percent of U.S. transportation emissions, and account for three percent of the nation's total greenhouse gas production." Yet, "globally, aviation produced 2.4 percent of total CO2 emissions in 2018." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Air Pollution, Pollution, Airplanes, Aviation, Epa, Airplane, Emissions, Climate Crisis, Climate Change Is Real, Climate Nihilism, Zero Emissions By 2025, Jet Fuel Can& 039, t Melt Carbon Emissions


Electrifying Heating And Cooling

It’s winter in NYC now and I am reminded of all the apartments the Gotham Gal and I lived in during our 20s and 30s in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The typical heating system was hot water or steam-powered radiators that clanged all night long and had two settings, on and off. Sometimes the handle wouldn’t work and you could not turn them off. So we would open the windows to manage the temperature in the apartment. I am certain that much of NYC apartment living still works this way in 2020. Contra...
Tags: US, Trends, USV, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Gotham Gal, Climate Crisis, Green New Deal


Patagonia creates an ad that's a palindrome

For Black Friday, Patagonia ran an ad in the print issue of the New York Times that had a clever palindromic form — you read the lines from top to bottom, then again from bottom to top. It's a gloss on climate-crisis fatalism, and Andrew Bloch got a picture of it … Clever @patagonia ad in today's @nytimes pic.twitter.com/fxPPXVrceH — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Advertising, New York Times, Patagonia, Climate Crisis, Andrew Bloch, Palindromes, Black Friday Patagonia