[GWSG] Lured out; climate game; climate cartoon; flood warning; hurricanes coming; S Korea greening

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Sat May 23 08:14:03 EDT 2020

1. Who wants you out and about as the virus cruises? Some of them draw (or drew) their funding from fossil fuel corporations. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/21/groups-fossil-fuel-funding-urge-states-reopen-amid-pandemic

2. Bill McKibben’s blog features links to a 5 minute video explaining MIT’s great new interactive EN-ROADS simulator which allows you to see, in detail, the effects of making specific changes to energy policy. (I limited heat to 1.5C without going beyond what I think is likely. A little afforestation helps.) McKibben also provides news, commentary, and an interview. If you haven’t signed up for his free mailings yet, this is another chance. https://outlook.office.com/mail/inbox/id/AAQkADY3M2IwNjNlLWY1ODItNGUxMi04MGY0LTE4OWQxNGM3ZWNlNAAQAMWm2iRd9YNDsyxKPkMI%2BWI%3D

3. First Dog on the Moon offers its first animated cartoon, addressing the topic “Will the coronavirus save us from climate change? (No, it will not.)” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/21/a-first-dog-on-the-moon-live-action-cartoon-will-the-coronavirus-save-us-from-climate-change

4. The Jacksonville, FL Times-Union has published an editorial recognizing the growing flooding problem in Florida and mentioning the possibility of retreat, even forced retreat. https://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/20200521/more-severe

5. The hurricane season is upon us, with a 60% chance that it will be worse than usual. Staying locked down will present challenges. https://grist.org/climate/its-official-the-2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-is-going-to-be-bad/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=daily

6. South Korea seems to be moving toward a green new deal. The immediate goal is to increase the share of renewable power from the current 3% to 20% by 2030. “It’s clear the green new deal is the way for us to go,” President Moon announced this week. “It’s necessary to lay out a grand plan for the green new deal to harmonize with the establishment of digital infrastructure.” South Korea has been among the worst climate offenders.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/23/could-a-green-new-deal-turn-south-korea-from-climate-villain-to-model

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