Should I turn off the news? I am beginning to wonder if my desire to be informed about the world is just leading me down depressing rabbit holes.
It is one thing to understand that the world seems to be burning all around us. It is quite another to spend an hour reading article upon article about the same topic as if just reading articles will make things better.
On to the links…
It’s Not a Border Crisis. It’s a Climate Crisis.—Get ready, the climate refugees are coming.
Here’s What Climate Scientists Are Really Saying About This Catastrophic Summer—Nothing good and we are not prepared for what is coming in the near future.
Climate Change is Making Poison Ivy Stronger and Itchier—Well, this just sucks.
‘Reckless’: G20 States Subsidised Fossil Fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report—The transition to a renewable energy future will only be delayed by the action of our politicians.
Five Reasons Why Electric Buses are Key to Biden’s Green Agenda—Buses and garbage trucks should be the first vehicles to go electric. Predictable routes, slow average driving speed, lots of stopping and starting, fleet management, stationary for long periods during the day…the list goes on and on.
NYC Buying 7 Electric Garbage Trucks—Seven EV garbage trucks is good news. However, this is a fleet with more than 6,000 garbage trucks so 7 is a drop in the bucket.
How We Can Stop Missing the Boat on Big Trucks—Just remember, big trucks—those heavy duty commercial vehicles—represent just 4% of the total fleet yet account for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions and a whopping 60% of NOx emissions.
GM Scales Up EV Fleet Support Infrastructure—These are those boring but important changes that will enable fleet managers to supplant ICE vehicles with EVs.
Study Suggests EVs Really are Cleaner than Gas-Powered Cars Over their Lifespan—Not really surprised.
How Nature has Taken over Chernobyl—Nature can heal even after we really mess things up.