Numlock Sunday: Emily Atkin on a Very, Very, Very Good Day
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition.
This week, I spoke to Emily Atkin, who writes the delightful HEATED newsletter about the climate and the companies who destroy it.
Two weeks ago saw a fascinating day when three colossal oil majors suffered genuine, bona fide, measurable losses either among shareholders or at the courts. It was a remarkable day, and I wanted to talk to Emily — who had a great post that week called “A good day for life on Earth” — to get her read on some unambiguously pleasant climate news.
This interview has been condensed and edited.
Two weeks ago, we saw a Wednesday that felt really, really, really significant as it was happening. You had this really wonderful post about it restructuring some of the conversation about it to be, "It's a great day for the climate, it's not just a bad day for the oil companies." Do you just want to get into, real quick, what went d…