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Audubon Florida Climate and Energy News Roundup
This week we share news about the need for EV infrastructure, the potential for a wind boom in the Gulf of Mexico, the private sector’s role in winning the climate change battle, how heatwaves are killing seabirds, and more!
Black Skimmers. Photo: Abigail Gibson
More EVs Are Coming. Where's the Infrastructure to Support Them?
From ABC News

“Charging an electric vehicle is simple and painless -- if you have a charger installed at home. Automakers are producing EVs at a feverish pace with government backing. Yet the number of public charging stations, critical for mass EV adoption, is lacking.”
2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Showed the US Isn’t Prepared for Climate-related Disasters that Push People Deeper into Poverty
From The Conversation

“Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2021, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city. This time the levees held. Billions of dollars invested in reinforcing them had paid off – at least for part of the population. A strong similarity between Ida and Katrina still emerged: Low-income communities and communities of color remain at high risk from hurricanes...  Much of this could be prevented if the U.S. government invested in preparedness and did more to protect vulnerable communities.”
The Gulf of Mexico is Poised for a Wind Energy Boom. 'The Only Question is When.'
From Coastal News Today

“The Gulf of Mexico has long seemed an unlikely candidate for offshore wind development. Its winds are relatively weak until they reach hurricane strength, at which point they could be overpowering. While wind energy developers have swarmed across the East Coast in recent years, the Gulf has been largely ignored. That is, until now. A recent federal study has recast the Gulf as a potential wind powerhouse.”
John Kerry Says Private Sector Can Win Climate Change Battle

“U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Wednesday that the private sector has the ability to find solutions to climate change by funding the trillions needed for a global clean energy transition. Kerry said that no government in the world has enough money to solve the climate crisis or complete the energy transition, and that private investment in clean energy technology is therefore critical to combatting climate change.”
Q&A: Can ‘Nature-based Solutions’ Help Address Climate Change?
From Carbon Brief

“In recent years, the use of nature and natural ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change has come to the forefront of discussions around meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. These so-called “nature-based solutions” are key to many countries’ and companies’ plans to achieve net-zero in the coming decades...But these “nature-based solutions” are not without their critics. Some argue that the very concept of nature as a tool reduces and obscures its inherent value. Others reject the term and warn that its vagueness leaves it open to deliberate misuse.”
Heat, No Food, Deadly Weather: Climate Change Kills Seabirds
From Hawaii Public Radio

“The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather. Climate-related losses have hit albatrosses off the Hawaiian islands, northern gannets near the British Isles and puffins off the Maine coast...  With less food, rising seas that encroach on islands where birds roost and increasingly frequent hurricanes that wipe away nests, many seabirds have been producing fewer chicks, researchers say.
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