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…]
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.
Over on the Atlantic, Adam Serwer writes about the Fraternal Order of Police and their reaction to the January 5th insurrection. The Capitol Rioters Attacked Police. Why Isn’t the FOP Outraged? Police unions aren’t usually bashful about defending officers, but they’ve been conspicuously subdued in discussing the January 6 attacks. … What you won’t find … [Read more…]
Over on spaceweather.com is this interesting recap of the impact of Starfish Prime, a 1962 low orbit nuclear test.
In the Guardian, Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction, A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news