Good morning. Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,222 words, < 5 minutes.
🚨 Situational awareness: Oil prices are up roughly 4% Monday morning, with a jump following Moderna's announcement that preliminary results show its coronavirus vaccine candidate is 94.5% effective.
✏️ My latest Harder Line column is part of our Day 1 Crises series, on the challenges that President-elect Joe Biden will face, where I examine the factors at play in his climate agenda. I share a glimpse of that, and then Ben Geman gets you up to speed on other news.