🌞 Welcome back! Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,322 words, 5 minutes.
📊 Data point of the day: 100 billion tons, which is the estimated carbon emissions from wildfires in Siberia's Sakha Republic so far this summer.
🚨 Situational awareness: "Financial firms including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC and BlackRock Real Assets are devising plans to speed the closure of Asia's coal-fired power plants in order to lower the biggest source of carbon emissions." (Reuters)
🎸 Midnight Oil's searing "Diesel and Dust" is turning 34 and provides today's intro tune...