No. 278, March 23, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
“Climate change is real and it is here, and it’s not going away,” writes climate scientist Joëlle Gergis in her new book Humanity’s Moment. Gergis, one of the lead authors of this week’s IPCC report, reveals that the chaos the world is already experiencing fills her with a sense of grief but also makes a rousing case for hope.
The bad news about PFAS “forever chemicals” keeps coming. The latest research shows how these substances harm wildlife — and reveals how much more we still need to learn.
And: Is renewable energy really “green” if it threatens irreplaceable Tribal culture?
From the archives:
Don’t let the latest news about the climate emergency get you down or stop you from acting. There’s still plenty you can do to help inspire systemic change. Our 30-day action plan shows how.
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Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features, Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Scientists Deliver ‘Final Warning’ on Climate Crisis: Act Now or It’s Too Late (The Guardian)
2. Biden Creates Two National Monuments in the Southwest (The New York Times)
3. Four Species Win Deeper Look Into Endangered Species Act Protections (Courthouse News Service)
4. The Supreme Court Wrestles With Questions Over the Navajo Nation’s Water Rights (NPR)
5. States Test an Electrifying Idea: Roads That Can Recharge Your Electric Vehicle (States Newsroom)
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Bats face a hidden threat. We’ll reveal what it is soon.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.