Green Lights March 3: 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, it’s water, water everywhere: Water turns to fire in Yosemite, efforts to water down the impact of ESG on finance, El Niño may be back and, finally, is George Soros conspiring to refreeze melting arctic ice? Here are the highlights in a simple and convenient format that makes it easy for our readers. It’s also easy to subscribe.
. . . . For all its ridiculous claims that environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is some woke scheme to wreck the country, the anti-ESG movement is starting to snowball in Washington and on Wall Street, writes David Callaway.
. . . . Trying to combine environmental, social and governance (ESG) attributes into a single discipline is simply diluting them and leaving companies susceptible to manipulation, writes Mark Hulbert. Companies and investment managers would do better for investors to break them up instead, which would allow for more measurable results.
. . . . George Soros may have just set the stage for the biggest conspiracy theory yet. But is he right? Some say that’ll happen when the arctic freezes over.
. . . . Russian President Vladimir Putin is losing his energy war with Europe as well as the ground war in Ukraine, Matthew Diebel writes in his insights column this week.
. . . . Get your umbrella. A warming El Niño event may develop in the coming months after three consecutive years of an unusually stubborn and protracted La Niña that affected temperature and rainfall patterns around the world, the WMO says.
. . . . Going beyond the burger: Investors still seem to have faith in plant-based meat alternatives, despite the industry’s very volatile year.
. . . . The International Energy Agency’s annual energy use report may signal the ‘doom loop,’ in which the more energy we need to handle increasing climate disasters, the more emissions we create.
More greenery . . .
From Social Media in Tibet: To study human-wildlife encounters, scientists turn to TikTok videos
Speaking of wild human-wildlife encounters, Cocaine Bear isn’t the only animal out there getting intoxicated
From the Independent: House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile
From the Good News file: Plant power! Scientists generate electricity from a shrub in renewables breakthrough