FEBRUARY 7, 2022
Much news this month. Belle, Victoria and the Climate Team
In Rust Belt, Battery Plants Spark Jobs
Lordstown could offer a glimpse into Michigan’s future, as automakers spend billions in their race to convert production to zero-emission vehicles. Giant battery factories are vital to that transition, and Michigan and other states are vying for them with tax breaks and other incentives not just for their jobs, but because of spinoff businesses to supply them.
Americans exposed to toxic BPA at levels far above what EU considers safe – study
Firefighters knock down vegetation fire in Los Gatos
Global warming goes to sea — heat waves hit oceans worldwide
California’s $1.5 Billion Action on Wildfire
Why Are Oil Prices So High and Will They Stay That Way?
Geopolitical tensions and a growing disparity between supply and demand have driven up prices. Here is what that means and what could happen next.
Seen From Space: Huge Methane Leaks
A European satellite reveals sites in the United States, Russia, Central Asia and elsewhere that are “ultra emitters” of methane. That could help fight climate change.
PBS on Jetstream and Climate
Excellent presentation updates our knowledge of current research on climate and the jet stream.
The Economist, February 7, 2022 (see attachment)
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