Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

It's 27 degrees in Laneville today. Here's the news—

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The Daily: Climate Change and the Texas Blackouts

New York Times (Tweet)

One of the worst winter storms in years has plunged large parts of the United States into a deadly energy crisis. It may be a glimpse of America’s future.

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America’s Brittle Infrastructure Is on Display in Texas

David Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine (Tweet)

More system failures loom as the weather becomes more extreme. But disasters can also serve as needed wake-up calls.

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The social cost of carbon might be the most important number on climate change

Bryan Walsh, Axios (Tweet)

Economists are urging the U.S. government to adopt a higher number for the social cost of carbon emissions.

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What the power crises in Texas and California tell us about America's infrastructure

Ben Geman, Axios (Tweet)

The crisis gripping Texas' power grid is very different from California's fiery emergencies in recent years, but there's connective tissue there: Electricity grids and infrastructure need to be better equipped for a changing climate or they can have deadly consequences.

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Insane GOP lies about Texas offer a depressing preview of coming climate debates

Paul Waldman, The Washington Post (Tweet)

They want us to believe the Texas blackouts are the fault of the Green New Deal, a proposal that hasn't been implemented there, or anywhere.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.