‘This will blow your mind:’ Tesla to unveil big rig today that drives like a sports car, hauls like a diesel | Financial Post

Tesla Inc. is about to introduce its biggest product yet, at least in terms of raw tonnage.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to unveil an electric semi truck on Thursday that will drive like a sports car and beat its diesel counterpart in a tug of war. “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension,” he wrote on Twitter this week. But none of that really matters.

Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed – The New York Times

Syria announced during United Nations climate talks on Tuesday that it would sign the Paris agreement on climate change. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, will leave the United States as the only country that has rejected the global pact.

Carbon dioxide levels surge to highest level in 800,000 years | National Post

Carbon dioxide levels surged to their highest level in at least 800,000 years because of pollution caused by humans and a strong El Nino event, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

The world just warmed on its own: NASA finds heat-blasted tropical forests emitted more carbon than China | National Post

Despite humans finally beginning to address their carbon output, a cutting-edge NASA study has found that the world’s El Nino-stricken forests single-handedly sent global emissions into overdrive in 2016.

10 rivers causing 95 pct of ocean plastic pollution | Newshub

New environmental research shows up to 95 percent of the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans comes from just 10 rivers.

Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms | National Post

Google previously downplayed the problem of Russian meddling on its platforms. Last month, Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville told The Washington Post that the company is “always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies and we’ve seen no evidence this type of ad campaign was run on our platforms.”

U.S. House Votes to Block Climate Rules, Using Critical Budget Bill | InsideClimate News

Lawmakers voted to block funding for enforcement of two Obama-era climate change rules, one involving methane from the oil and gas industry. .

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord – BBC News

The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.
Officials who met a White House representative on Saturday said afterwards the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or change its approach.

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life – WSJ

“Particulate matter is the greatest environmental risk to human health around the world, and most of the damages are occurring in China and India,” said Michael Greenstone, Energy Policy Institute’s director.

Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal – WSJ

Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official. .

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