The hottest Climate Impact Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
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The Honest Broker Newsletter β€’ 1854 implied HN points β€’ 26 Dec 23
  1. Global climate policies are now focused on global average surface temperature as an indicator of overall well-being
  2. The period of 1850-1900 is considered a baseline, but historical extremes highlight the fallacy of it being 'perfect'
  3. Climate history shows that the past had extreme climate events, emphasizing the importance of adaptive capacity
Adetokunbo Sees β€’ 206 implied HN points β€’ 16 Mar 24
  1. Illegal wildlife trade, including poaching of songbirds, elephants, and tigers, is a significant issue contributing to species depletion and biodiversity loss worldwide.
  2. The demand for ivory and tiger parts remains high, driving the continued poaching and trafficking of these animals despite conservation efforts.
  3. Improving legislation, creating awareness about the consequences of wildlife crime, and promoting alternative livelihoods can help combat illegal wildlife trade and protect endangered species.
Public β€’ 260 implied HN points β€’ 01 Mar 24
  1. Climate activists argue that halting natural gas exports from the US is crucial for combating global warming.
  2. There was pressure from various sources, including activists, politicians, and celebrities, for President Biden to pause new LNG export approvals.
  3. The study that influenced Biden's decision to halt LNG exports had inaccuracies and was quietly corrected, raising questions about the initial campaign against LNG.
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The Crucial Years β€’ 886 implied HN points β€’ 25 May 23
  1. Massachusetts is a liberal Democratic state with leaders pushing for green initiatives like divesting from fossil fuels and protesting against harmful projects like the MVP pipeline.
  2. The MVP pipeline project, a fracked gas pipeline running through Appalachia, is facing mass protests due to environmental concerns and the decreasing demand for fracked gas.
  3. There is a global movement towards renewable energy advocacy to address climate change and transition away from fossil fuels.
Logging the World β€’ 179 implied HN points β€’ 13 Sep 23
  1. American Bully XL dogs can have a significant carbon footprint due to their diet, which can be comparable to the emissions of energy-rich European countries.
  2. Feeding an American Bully XL 1 kilo of UK beef per day could result in over 7 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
  3. The carbon footprint of owning a large dog like an American Bully XL is significant and should be considered in discussions about sustainability.
Construction Physics β€’ 213 HN points β€’ 25 Apr 23
  1. Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a supervolcano that could have catastrophic eruptions
  2. Using a giant geothermal power plant to bleed off heat from the magma chambers could prevent Yellowstone from erupting and generate electricity
  3. Developing such technology could provide benefits beyond just Yellowstone and address a major risk to civilization
Fight to Repair β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 28 Apr 23
  1. Colorado became the first state to pass a right to repair law for agricultural equipment. This empowers farmers to access information, parts, and software for repairs, reducing delays and costs.
  2. National and federal momentum is growing for right to repair laws. Federal legislation has gained more bipartisan support, with 8 new sponsors joining the REPAIR Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  3. Discarded routers still contain sensitive data, highlighting the need for more efficient data wiping methods. Research shows that a significant portion of discarded electronics can still be functional or in need of minor repairs, urging for mandatory reuse efforts.
Adetokunbo Sees β€’ 5 HN points β€’ 30 Dec 23
  1. Plastics are damaging oceans and rivers, but now plastic rocks are becoming a concern.
  2. There is a rise in companies focusing on plant-based meat, cell-based meat, fermentation, and enzymes.
  3. Opportunities are available for founders, creators, investors, and activists in various startup competitions and events.
Adetokunbo Sees β€’ 1 HN point β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Warmer temperatures are accelerating the spread of diseases like dengue and malaria.
  2. Thawing permafrost is bringing back ancient viruses, posing a threat of new disease outbreaks.
  3. Reducing carbon emissions can help mitigate the impact of climate change on disease spread and the emergence of ancient viruses.
Callaway Climate Insights β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. John Podesta was chosen as Biden's top climate advisor due to his experience in climate negotiations and close relationships within the Biden Administration.
  2. Podesta's selection reflects a strategic move for the Democratic party in an election year, rather than maximizing climate progress.
  3. Naming political figures over scientific or corporate leaders in climate roles may delay impactful climate actions until after elections.
Equal Ventures β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jun 23
  1. Collaboration and learning across different industry groups in climate sector are crucial to avoid repeating past mistakes and achieve impactful digital transformation.
  2. Creating space for interdisciplinary discourse across asset classes is necessary in the climate arena to scale businesses and address climate challenges effectively.
  3. The Climate Capital Summit provides a platform for top decision-makers in the climate industry to discuss trends and gaps, offering valuable insights and opportunities for collaboration.
Do Not Research β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 22
  1. The situation in the hospital reflects struggles with engineers on strike and a global supply chain crisis
  2. The concept of "hyphen" is used symbolically to highlight contradictions and challenges in modern life
  3. The desire for authenticity and emotional expression without the constraints of labels or market-driven solutions is emphasized