Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Author: Rebecca Lindsey August 14, 2020 The summary:
In SCIENCE NEWS, an informative article on trans-gender health issues contains many things new to me about the current therapies, and the impact of legislation on trans people. One of the takeaways for me was how legislation, even proposed bills which never make to the floor of a state assembly, impact this community, increasing anxiety … [Read more…]
Behind the paywall on the Washington Post is this article from August 24,2021:A program tried to cut opioid addiction among veterans. Did it cause suicides? By Benjamin Cowan and Joshua Tibbitts Benjamin Cowan is associate professor of economics at Washington State University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Joshua Tibbitts … [Read more…]
From the New York Times: She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More. A festival broadens our understanding of Nadia Boulanger, the pathbreaking composer, conductor and thinker. By William Robin July 30, 2021 Nadia Boulanger on Wikipedia
I love the “Prisoner of Zenda”, the film with Ronald Coleman; it is chaste, full of gallantry, sword fights, mistaken identity, doppelgangers, moat swimming, rogues, and a princesses who denies her “true love” for her duty to the throne of Zenda. A good swashbuckler is a rare thing. In the Geyserville Gazette, 6 September 1918, … [Read more…]
On CLIMATE.GOV, a blog from July 2, 2021 on this year’s ENSO and the August 2021 update. (ENSO = El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the whole El Niño and La Niña system) with this disclaimer: Ideas and explanations found in these posts should be attributed to the ENSO blog team, and not to NOAA (the agency) itself. … [Read more…]
In the Atlantic, James Fallows reports on the Ancient Rome and Modern American analogies. Now, chapter four: crossing the Rubicon. Schnurer argues that this is more than just a familiar phrase. And he says that a U.S. Rubicon moment is in view—which would be triggered by a possible indictment of Donald Trump. At the end … [Read more…]
Crashing computers, three-week delays tracking infections, lab results delivered by snail mail: State officials detail a vast failure to identify hotspots quickly enough to prevent outbreaks. In POLITICO is a look at how the information management for Health Departments country wide failed under pressure from COVID-19.
Ghent authorities threaten to impound noisy vehicles, as residents protest about engines and exhausts
Charles H. Loeb defied the American military’s denials and propaganda to show how deadly radiation from the strike on Hiroshima sickened and killed. In the New York Times today is an account of the work of Charles Loeb, an American war correspondent in the Pacific in World War II.