“It is a file of shame, cataloguing the empty pledges that put us firmly on track toward an unlivable world.” UN warns Earth “firmly on track toward an unlivable world.” (OK, guys. I’m pretty sure this is gonna be the warning that finally gets leaders to act.)

+ “As we hurtle toward an ever-hotter future, GQ spotlights eight places whose very identities depend on a simple calculation: If we limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, these places could be saved. In a 2-degree scenario, they would be irredeemably lost.” The Razor’s Edge of A Warming World. It’s gonna be a close shave.

+ The trouble with climate change is that it can harm efforts to reduce climate change. Example: “The droughts that swept across the western US in 2021 sparked wildfires and damaged crops. But the historic lack of water also had an impact on one of California’s key sources of renewable energy: hydropower.” In California, the phrase, “I need a drink,” is taking on a whole new meaning.