🌎📰 Climate Economics: The Math Isn't Mathing

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Welcome to the week.

And thank you to everyone who participated in our podcast giveaway. Winners will be contacted later today!

This week:

  • 🌊 Offshore wind setbacks

  • 🧑‍🍼 Increasing mother & baby mortality rates

  • 🍎 Climate resilient apples

  • 📝 The A.I. Executive Order

  • And more

Have a great week,

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