Welcome to another fortnightly edition of SnippETS. We start off with a stark reminder that extreme weather events are here to stay, as we look at the first heat wave to receive a name: Zoe. With the naming, will come a familiarity with, and hopefully adaptation to, these extreme events, as we start planning for a new age: The Fire Age. But we have tools to battle the heat and in Rotterdam they are using green roofs to combat the heat island effect and bring nature back to th
Welcome to another fortnightly edition of SnippETS. We start with some really important news, a first, and it’s huge. The US Senate has passed the US$739bn healthcare and climate bill, which allocates 369 billion dollars to combatting greenhouse gasses. The new technology this will enable, in the US and around the world, will have to have a massive impact on climate change. It was a close thing, and many tried to destroy the bill, but failed. And another legislative opportuni
Thanks for reading our Snippets newsletter this week. We have once again included a mixed selection of articles we hope you find interesting. The time to change is now. Our first article by George Monbiot, a writer known for his environmental and political activism, lays out the need to talk openly and act on climate issues now. Extreme weather is gripping the UK and Europe as they experience record temperatures, fire, deaths, and infrastructure failures. Change is required.