Also this week, how to get a tax break for installing solar panels
Jesse Pesta“The public is clamoring for information it can trust.”
Smart look at why NOAA—today swept up in a surreal White House scandal—is so much more important than many might realize.
By @cflav in the latest NYT Climate newsletter
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.
Jesse PestaSCOOP: A cabinet secretary threatened to fire top staff at NOAA after one of the agency's offices contradicted Trump's tweets about Alabama and Hurricane Dorian.
By @cflav, @LFFriedman + @peterbakernyt
Jesse PestaSo you’ve been seeing stories about the fires in the Amazon.
Well, you’ll look a long time before finding a smarter story about the wildfires on Earth, today, than this one.
A World of Fire, by @KendraWrites
More than 74,000 wildfires have been detected in the world’s largest rain forest this year, an 84 percent increase from the same period last year, Brazil’s space research center said.
Jesse Pesta“This is the war we face.”
— Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, suggesting that his foes are starting forest fires in the Amazon to make him look bad.
By @manuelaandreoni + @christineNYT
Jesse PestaSome reporters are so good, even the very last paragraph of their story has a “holy shit” reveal.
Today, by @CoralMDavenport@HirokoTabuchi:
Trump was so angry he actually proposed killing his own pollution-rollback plan—to spite four automakers. Huh??