🐪 Wednesday has arrived. Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,240 words, 5 minutes.
📊 Data point of the day: 9, the number of huge companies including Amazon and Ikea pledging to use only zero-carbon fuels for ocean shipping by 2040.
👀 Breaking: Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country is a huge oil producer, won't attend the UN climate summit. Go deeper
🚨 Situational awareness: "A White House-backed clean power program that was rejected by Senator Joe Manchin could be resurrected as a grant program that would reward states that increase clean energy." (Bloomberg)
🎸 And happy birthday to the late legend Tom Petty, who has today's intro tune...