Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

It's 22 degrees in Dallas today. Here's the news—

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Extreme cold snap shuts down Central U.S., Texas is ground zero

Andrew Freedman, Matthew Cappucci, Kim Bellware, The Washington Post (Tweet)

More than two million customers are without power in Texas, as record-setting cold and snow and ice paralyze region.

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Build Nothing New That Ultimately Leads to a Flame

Bill McKibben, New Yorker (Tweet)

If “Stop burning fossil fuels” is the first principle of fighting the climate crisis, let this be the second.

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Climate Change Could Shred Guitars Known for Shredding

Priyanka Runwal, Scientific American (Tweet)

It is the wood that the rock greats have sworn by—swamp ash, in the form of their Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars—for over 70 years. If you've ever listened to rock, you've probably heard a swamp ash, solid body guitar. But now, climate change is threatening the wood that helped build rock and roll.

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Climate change is upending Lebanon's booming business of boutique wineries

Sarah Dadouch, The Washington Post (Tweet)

The future of this burgeoning industry is under threat from climate change. Unanticipated temperature changes and recent disruptions in traditional rain cycles have begun upending the winemakers’ work.

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There’s an invisible climate threat seeping from grocery store freezers. Biden wants to change that.

Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Empowered by new legislation and the White House, the United States is setting up a program to curb climate-warming refrigerants. But a new undercover survey suggests that leaks of these refrigerants are more common than regulators have assumed.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.