5 Worth the Read - June 2020

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Can the Democrats get together on climate change? With Miami in the crosshairs of climate change why are they still building? Can we burn garbage and trash in an eco-friendly way? King Coal goes down. What are farmers saying about climate change? 5 worth the read.

Bernie Sanders, Political Speech, Podium
Bernie Sanders Speech, Unsplash - Vidar Nordli - Mathisen

At last, a climate policy platform that can unite the left

Just what is going on with the Democratic Party and their climate change platform. This article written by David Roberts Of Vox does a spectacular job of summarizing the "what’s happening". He identifies the players and the issues. Don’t expect it to be another look at the Green New Deal. It’s a thorough examination of where the left is headed. I think you will find it exciting. Be prepared though, it may leave more questions than it answers.

Miami Beach, Shoreline, Florida
Miami Beach, Unsplash - Ashley Satanosky

Miami and the Costs of Climate Change

The future of South Florida is bleak. Sea level rise is now likely to make many areas of coastal South Florida unlivable in the next few decades. More threatening than rising oceans is the intrusion of salt water into Florida aquifers. So why is Miami undergoing a building boom. It’s complicated. Robert Meyer of the University of Pennsylvania’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center wrote this insightful article to explain that inexplicable behavior. A must read.

Plastic, Trash, Recyclables
Plastic Trash, Unsplash - Nick Fewings

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Plant Will Soon Be Turning California’s Trash into Ultra-Cheap Fuel

Here’s one of those stories that you are not sure about. The Good News Network gives a brief but interesting look at one of those “let’s burn all the trash away” endeavors. The problem is that the process to incinerate trash has always produced more environmentally unfriendly gases. So, is this one different? Read the article and watch the video, and you tell me.