The hottest Climate Substack posts right now

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Doomberg β€’ 6766 implied HN points β€’ 12 Mar 24
  1. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to significantly increase power demand, potentially impacting the journey towards electrifying everything.
  2. The nuclear industry is experiencing a resurgence as evidenced by Amazon's move to power a data center with nuclear energy, reflecting a larger trend of increasing nuclear capacity globally.
  3. There is growing concern about whether the uranium fuel supply chain can meet the demand created by the rapid pivot towards nuclear energy, highlighting the importance of understanding the nuclear fuel cycle.
Doomberg β€’ 10309 implied HN points β€’ 28 Feb 24
  1. It's important for analysts to reflect on their past work to improve and learn from mistakes.
  2. Understanding the political landscape is crucial for predicting market trends, especially in energy markets.
  3. The strategy of imposing sanctions against Russia may be ineffective and could have negative consequences on the global financial system.
The Crucial Years β€’ 1903 implied HN points β€’ 05 Mar 24
  1. Exxon prioritizes profit over renewable energy, stating wind and solar power don't offer sufficient returns for shareholders.
  2. Exxon's history of deceit and denial regarding climate change has hindered progress for decades.
  3. The need for government intervention to address the climate crisis is highlighted, as market profits often impede meaningful solutions.
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2nd Smartest Guy in the World β€’ 3970 implied HN points β€’ 30 Jan 24
  1. Bill introduced in New Hampshire to prevent deliberate geoengineering activities like cloud seeding and stratospheric aerosol injection.
  2. Weather modification history includes declassified projects like 'Project Popeye' during the Vietnam War.
  3. There have been a large number of weather modification-related patents issued since the ban on military use in 1978.
2nd Smartest Guy in the World β€’ 3950 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. The global elite at Davos aim to 'Rebuild Trust' through censorship and surveillance.
  2. Davos lacks real debate as participants are vetted for conformity to agenda narratives.
  3. Davos 2024 focused on familiar topics like climate change and stakeholder capitalism.
The Free Mind β€’ 1375 implied HN points β€’ 10 Feb 24
  1. Sadiq Khan's plans reflect a clear long-term vision, gradually changing private car ownership and lifestyle expectations.
  2. Cities like London are aiming for radical changes by 2030 to combat global warming, pushing for zero meat, dairy, and limited clothing consumption.
  3. The concept of 'radical incrementalism' involves small changes leading to significant impacts in shifting public behavior, like the introduction of pay-per-mile road charging.
lifeboat β€’ 884 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. The sound of the sea breathing is created by billions of tiny air bubbles.
  2. The sea's interaction with atmospheric gases and weather is influenced by the waves' movement.
  3. The energy released as sound in a stormy sea comes from the impact of water onto water, creating a monumental roar.
PASSAGES β€’ 569 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. Choosing the right campsite can greatly enhance your experience in a national park.
  2. Staying present in the moment can bring a lot of joy and appreciation for the surroundings.
  3. Different approaches to activities like fishing and camping can lead to varied outcomes, but ultimately, it's about enjoying the experience.
Doomberg β€’ 9401 implied HN points β€’ 06 May 23
  1. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau expressed serious commitment to nuclear power for the country's future energy needs.
  2. Grassroots efforts led by groups like Canadians for Nuclear Energy have influenced political outcomes in favor of nuclear power.
  3. Support for nuclear energy is growing in the US as leaders recognize its necessity for significant decarbonization of the economy.
An Africanist Perspective β€’ 1167 implied HN points β€’ 28 Dec 23
  1. Reforms in Nigeria's petroleum sector can have a significant impact on the regional economy.
  2. African countries face challenges in navigating the political economy of energy and climate change, impacting their energy future.
  3. Increased Gulf cash and influence in Africa poses both investment opportunities and risks for African economies.
The Crucial Years β€’ 906 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. Protest outside the Department of Energy in early February against permitting new LNG export terminals
  2. Arguments against granting new export licenses include high greenhouse gas emissions and negative impact on local communities
  3. Participate in peaceful civil disobedience or support rallies, with options for training sessions and online nonviolence training
Foreign Exchanges β€’ 766 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. 2023 was the hottest year on record with global temperatures reaching 1.48 degrees Celsius higher than in the 19th century.
  2. There is concern whether the increasing temperatures are a one-time spike or the new normal.
  3. Humanity is close to breaching the 1.5 degrees Celsius warming threshold set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
Striking 13 β€’ 2176 implied HN points β€’ 04 Oct 23
  1. HS2 project cancellation in the UK is criticized for hindering progress and development, especially in terms of infrastructure, economy, and environmental impact
  2. HS2 aimed to address capacity issues in the existing rail system, improve connectivity, and contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emissions from travel
  3. The decision to cancel HS2 is seen as short-sighted, as it not only fails to save money but also overlooks the long-term benefits and potential financial gains of the project
HEATED β€’ 1926 implied HN points β€’ 12 Oct 23
  1. Republicans use global conflict to push back against climate action, which experts say harms the fight against terror.
  2. By creating a fake climate controversy, Republicans wrongly pit climate concerns against terrorism fears.
  3. Factually, climate change poses a bigger threat than terrorism, as experts indicate it affects national security more significantly.
The Crucial Years β€’ 1066 implied HN points β€’ 07 Nov 23
  1. Environmental campaign is rapidly emerging in the Gulf of Mexico to halt LNG exports, influencing political and environmental grounds.
  2. Biden has the opportunity to show leadership by denying new LNG export licenses, which could cut costs for American consumers and address inflation concerns.
  3. Taking action against LNG exports can help Biden address his polling challenges, appeal to young voters concerned about climate change, and demonstrate commitment to clean energy initiatives.
Field Guide to the Anthropocene β€’ 334 implied HN points β€’ 19 Jan 24
  1. All living things have a right to exist in this world according to the Endangered Species Act.
  2. Conservation efforts need more support to combat political and industry threats to environmental protections.
  3. Future of the ESA requires broader landscape-scale conservation, increased funding, and alignment with modern conservation strategies.
Field Guide to the Anthropocene β€’ 196 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. Consciousness is organic - a reminder that our minds are intertwined with the natural world, emphasizing the need to live in harmony with the environment.
  2. The concept of planetary intelligence explores the collective knowledge and responsibility of civilizations on a global scale, urging a shift towards more mindful and balanced technological growth.
  3. The human mind is identified as a key threat in the Anthropocene era, highlighting the necessity for self-improvement to address the planet's pressing issues.
The Honest Broker Newsletter β€’ 1707 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jul 23
  1. A whistleblower exposed corruption in peer review in climate science, leading to the retraction of a paper.
  2. The process revealed how activist scientists influenced the publishing process behind the scenes.
  3. The case highlights ongoing challenges in climate science and the politicization of scientific publishing.
The Honest Broker Newsletter β€’ 1737 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jul 23
  1. The world still needs new sources of oil supply to meet demand, even with efforts to phase out oil consumption by 2050.
  2. Natural gas is expected to play a central role in future global energy consumption, with significant investment needed to meet demand.
  3. There are no scenarios suggesting it is possible to eliminate fossil fuel use within the next 8 years, leading to a global energy crisis if oil and gas were abruptly stopped.