In a Sunday package on climate change, The Post and Courier reported that so much of Greenland’s ice melted in one week you could flood the state of South Carolina with two feet of water. The ice sheet normally melts in the summer, but it’s melting faster now than it has in 12,000 years.
Meanwhile, climate is making national headlines more often. Oil companies are to be sidelined at the UN climate conference, The Wall Street Journal reports, as world leaders are pushing to meet climate goals. And U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat with close ties to the fossil fuel industry (West Virginia is full of coal), is working on President Biden’s climate legislation to toss a lifeline to fossil fuels. More: The Post and Courier, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times
In other headlines:
Everything you need to know about the Murdaugh saga in 2 minutes. The convoluted stories surrounding the Murdaughs, a prominent South Carolina family, have taken strange twists and turns involving homicide, a fatal boating accident and a botched suicide attempt — all since early June. More: Charleston City Paper, The State, The Post and Courier
S.C. Senate sets criteria, asks for public redistricting maps. State senators are asking the public to submit proposed maps on new districts in South Carolina based on the 2020 U.S. Census. But while legislators move forward with the process, residents are criticizing the methods. More: Associated Press, Charleston City Paper
Charleston LGBTQ group announces new leader. North Charleston-based LGBTQ+ advocacy group Alliance for Full Acceptance announced Monday it has hired Holly Whitfield as its new executive director. More: Charleston City Paper
Charleston Co. school district sees impacts of Acceleration Schools. It’s been two years since the Charleston County School District designated 15 schools as Acceleration Schools. More: WCSC TV
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