🌎📰 Not So Clean Hydrogen

Plus: more Ozempic benefits, more satellites, and more climate education

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Welcome to the week, Shit Givers.

I hope you had a restful weekend, and are feeling energized and ready to unfuck the world!

Let’s do this.

This week:

  • 🌍️ Offsetting BS

  • 🏭️ (Not-so) clean air loopholes

  • 🌊 Changing global water markets

  • 🌐 A new internet era

  • And more!

Have a great week,

— Willow

This is science for people who give a shit.

Every week, we help 24,000+ humans understand and unfuck the rapidly changing world around us. It feels great, and we’d love for you to join us.

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Agreed, Helene! This is all the more important (and challenging) in a world of mis and disinformation.

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  • Be heard about canceling student debt with this petition from the Alliance for Youth Action.

  • Invest in and scale climate tech with Carbon Equity.

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Should we invest in green hydrogen?

With the White House recently announcing a $50 billion investment in clean hydrogen projects, I’m highlighting our green hydrogen explainer again this week, so you can get up to speed on why this was a controversial move.

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