A (non-comprehensive) list of interesting and relevant climate change, climate policy, and environmental justice stories.

Dutch Caribbean islanders sue Netherlands over climate change. Eight people from the Caribbean island of Bonaire are suing the Netherlands, accusing it of violating their human rights by not doing enough to protect them from the climate crisis. (read the full story here)

The first-ever climate museum in the US is welcoming visitors in NYC’s Soho neighborhood. The museum is welcoming visitors free of charge to its pop-up exhibit. (read the full story here)

2023 officially warmest year on record by a huge margin, WMO confirms. The yearly average global temperature approached 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, which is significant because the Paris Agreement on climate change aims to limit the long-term temperature increase to no more than the same amount.  (read the full story here)

Grouse and kestrels on the wane as climate crisis hits Scottish wildlife. Hotter and wetter weather has led to populations of the region’s most famous bird species to be halved in the last 30 years. (read the full story here)

We can tackle climate change, jobs, growth and global trade. Here’s what’s stopping us. Confronting our 4 biggest economic challenges is possible — if we have the will. (read the full story here)

Advocates Welcome EPA’s Proposed Pollution Restrictions On Trash Incineration. But Environmental Justice Concerns Remain. Known to emit some of the most toxic pollutants with no safe level of exposure, waste-to-energy facilities disproportionately harm adjacent, mostly disinvested communities and strap them with new health-related costs. (read the full story here)

American Petroleum Institute Plans Election-Year Blitz in the Face of Climate Policy Pressure. The massive oil industry group will take on Biden policies, argue for fossil fuel expansion as part of the greenhouse gas solution. (read the full story here)

Diet for a Sick Planet: Studies Find More Plastic in Our Food and Bottled Water. Researchers find we can now wash down the microplastics in our tofu, or steak, with a much larger quantity of nanoplastics in bottled water than previously known. (read the full story here)