Green Lights March 10: Top stories this week
Don't miss a single story: The best from Callaway Climate Insights this week
. . . . Welcome to Green Lights, our weekly roundup of the best of Callaway Climate Insights. This week, we’re digging out from an avalanche of climate finance news: Janet Yellen says climate impacts are no longer hypothetical. She doesn’t need to tell the folks in Northern New York or Southern California that. Meanwhile, Bill Sternberg digs into Ron DeSantis’ new memoir, and Michael Molinski explains what’s so great about mangroves. Here are the highlights in a simple and convenient format that makes it easy for our readers. It’s also easy to subscribe. . . .
. . . . Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s warning this week that climate change is already taking a significant toll on the U.S. economy was no surprise to anyone living in California or New York this winter.
. . . . As ESG backlash grows, investor flight to quality is creating problems for fund firms, writes David Callaway. Venture capital is also seeing an environmental squeeze as investor demand for ESG defies that backlash.
. . . . Theres something missing from Ron DeSantis’ new memoir, says Bill Sternberg. The Florida governor’s conservative environmentalism is big on adaptation. Mitigation? Not so much.
. . . . In his review of Colin Thubron’s book, “The Amur River: Between Russia and China,” Jack Hamilton recalls his days covering the breakup of the USSR and the complete environmental devastation he witnessed in some of the industrial areas of the empire.
. . . . Americans have been buying their cars from the U.S., Europe and Japan for decades. But get ready for a parade of new cars, especially EVs, from someplace unexpected.
. . . . With only a handful of countries in Latin America imposing carbon taxes, and only Mexico using a carbon exchange trading system, Latin America has built a reputation for itself as the Wild West of carbon offsets. And that explains the mangrove situation.
More greenery. . . .
From the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt: Seaweed monster threatens world; robots could save us
Can you please bring us some tomatoes? Here’s why it’s so hard to buy vegetables in the UK
From The Independent: 12-year-old explains why our choices really do matter
From Stanford University: California’s “zombie forests” are cheating death because of climate change. But not in a good way.
Silicon Valley Bank collapses: Are we hearing echoes of 2008? Maybe it’s different this time
Return on investment: Girl Scouts’ newest cookie is already selling out. Are you willing to pay a markup of 1,500%?