The world’s largest “virtual battery plant” is now operating in the Arabian desert | Quartz

‘The United Arab Emirates likes breaking world records. Flush with oil money and blessed with plenty of open land, the country has the world’s tallest building, largest mall, largest desalinated water reservoir, and one of the largest solar farms. It can now add one more record to the list: the world’s largest virtual battery plant.’

Source: The world’s largest “virtual battery plant” is now operating in the Arabian desert | Quartz

The Trump Administration Is Jeopardizing Public Health | Scientific American

‘Today,  the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published the report, “The State of Science in the Trump Era: Damages Done, Lessons Learned and a Path to Progress,” which details a comprehensive list of attacks on science-based public safeguards during the administration’s first two years in office. Whereas these attacks have occurred across all agencies, many of them have occurred at the EPA. It is quite apparent that both science and the process by which the EPA uses science have been in this administration’s crosshairs since day one.’

Source: The Trump Administration Is Jeopardizing Public Health | Scientific American

‘I want you to panic’: 16-year-old issues climate warning at Davos – video | The Guardian

“Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, has told world leaders: ‘I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act.’ In an impassioned warning to act now on climate change, Thunberg told her audience at Davos: ‘Either we choose to go on as a civilisation or we don’t’ ”

Source: ‘I want you to panic’: 16-year-old issues climate warning at Davos – video | The Guardian

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