No. 219, Jan. 13, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
The ivory-billed woodpecker, the Norwegian wolf and the St. Helena darter: These are just three of the more than 100 species declared extinct in 2021. We have their stories.
Our “stuff” relies on global shipping, which all too often also moves dangerous nonnative insects, plants and pathogens around the planet. Can world governments finally agree on the steps necessary to prevent these problems?
Words matter in the fight against climate change. Climate communications expert Genevieve Guenther offers her perspective and advice on how using the right language can inspire action and combat right-wing messaging.
From the archives:
Climate and weather disasters killed a record 688 people in the United States last year, which has a lot of us asking: Where are the safest places to live?
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Hottest Ocean Temperatures in History Recorded Last Year (The Guardian)
2. Manchin’s Coal Corruption Is So Much Worse Than You Knew (Rolling Stone)
3. U.S. Emissions Surged in 2021: Here’s Why in Six Charts (Inside Climate News)
4. EPA to Assess Impact on Endangered Species Before Signing off on Pesticide Ingredients (The Hill)
5. Nation's Largest Wind Energy Project Nears Completion in Western Oklahoma (KGOU)
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Which notorious coal-producing state offers a lesson for achieving climate justice? We’ll have the answer soon.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.