The Week Ahead: Sept 9-15


We hope you had a great weekend #FriendsOfThePlanet. Congress is back in session after a month-long recess, school’s back, summer’s over and there’s a lot to talk about. Here’s a quick recap of what you can expect this week:

  • Congress: The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will hold a hearing called “Solving the Climate Crisis: Manufacturing Jobs for America’s Workers” on Tuesday, September 10 at 2 p.m EDT. This is an increasingly important topic in the 2020 election and you can livestream the hearing here. 
  • Politics: The third Democratic debate will be aired on ABC this Thursday from 8-11 p.m. EDT live from Texas Southern University in Houston. You can read our recap of climate and environmental issues that were discussed on Friday.
  • Space: Asteroid 2000 QW7 will zip past Earth at 14,361 mph this Saturday. The enormous space rock nearly the size of the world’s tallest building, the UAE’s Burj Khalifa.

ICYMI: Hundreds of cyclists took part in a staged funeral procession in central London on Saturday before performing a “die-in” near Whitehall to call for greater investment in walking and cycling.

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