Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers. “Google has made ‘substantial’ contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis.”

The Guardian: Fossil fuel firms’ social media fightback against climate action

The Guardian: Fossil fuel firms’ social media fightback against climate action. “A new study of Facebook’s advertising disclosure platform by InfluenceMap suggests oil companies and their trade groups have spent $17m directly on political social media advertisements since May 2018. ExxonMobil spent $9.6m – by far the biggest sum – ConocoPhillips $910,000 and BP $790,000.”

Phys .org: New tool visualizes nature’s benefits worldwide

Phys .org: New tool visualizes nature’s benefits worldwide. “Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. Wild bees buzz through farms, pollinating vegetables as they go. Nearby, wetlands might remove chemicals from the farm’s runoff, protecting a community drinking water source. In communities all around the world, nature’s contributions are constantly flowing to people. Scientists have mapped these contributions at local levels for years, but a new Stanford-led study puts these local analyses on an interactive global map that emphasizes nature’s declining ability to protect people from water pollution, coastal storms and under-pollinated crops.”

CBC: Saskatoon hopes new Google tool will help the city battle the effects of climate change

CBC: Saskatoon hopes new Google tool will help the city battle the effects of climate change. “City of Saskatoon officials hope new software designed by Google will provide more information in the city’s battle against climate change. The software tool, Environmental Insights Explorer, combines information from Google Maps with existing information about greenhouse gas emissions to paint a picture of a city’s environmental footprint.”

IFRC Climate Centre: IFRC joins forces with social media giant TikTok to recruit climate volunteers

IFRC Climate Centre: IFRC joins forces with social media giant TikTok to recruit climate volunteers. “The [International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies] last month joined forces with TikTok, regarded as the world’s leading social-media platform for short-form video, to engage a new generation of humanitarians to help end the climate crisis.”

Fast Company: Bury climate denier BS in scientific facts with this new Twitter tool

Fast Company: Bury climate denier BS in scientific facts with this new Twitter tool. “Created by agency Sid Lee, The Fact Avalanche tracks false climate claims, then alerts participants by email or SMS to respond en masse with ready-made climate facts provided by universities and other partners, including the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change.”