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6 Compelling Reasons Climate Change Might Be A National Emergency | Forbes

‘…Beyond fatalities, a 2018 government report suggests that climate change could harm or erode the U.S. economy and U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As much as I care about polar bears, I didn’t mention them once. Climate change certainly impacts them, and actions must be taken on their behalf too. However, I laid out six “kitchen table” or societally-relevant threats to all of us. For us and our kids, this is a national emergency too.’

Source: 6 Compelling Reasons Climate Change Might Be A National Emergency | Forbes

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