Every week, Kate Lanier collects the top global energy and climate news, including:
* The UK Guardian, in the vanguard of the climate change campaign, has taken on some of the top myths about divestment: it’ll end civilization as we know it; it’s hypocritical; it’s just “gesture politics”; oversight of investors will be lost; you can’t end poverty without coal, gas and oil; and so forth.
* 150 households evacuated in West Virginia’s Kanawha County. Mine water was spewing from an abandoned mine “for days.” While there’s concern the old mine was being used “as a sludge storage area,” they’re diverting the water into a creek.
* Marshall Islanders are suffering from climate change as the sea rises, drought erases livelihoods, fresh water and food become “tenuous,” malnourishment and even deaths from bad water are increasing. Where will they go?