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…]
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…]
Over at the New York Times is a obituary about Ilona Royce Smithkin who lived a unique life.
Alan Chapman hosts Modern Times On Saturday nights between 10 and 12 P.M., on KDFC radio (and www.kdfc.com), Alan Chapman hosts Modern Times, his curation of modern “classical” music. I’ve been logging the titles played over the course of the last 18 months and present them here as a “Playlist” one can use to explore … [Read more…]
Over on spaceweather.com is this interesting recap of the impact of Starfish Prime, a 1962 low orbit nuclear test.
In the NY Times: Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Verdic philosophy, Greek mythology) who reached a wide international readership. In “The Art of the Publisher,” his reflections on his decades in publishing, Mr. Calasso was diffident about … [Read more…]
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
A comment from ARS TECHNICA which I really like: they’ll even claim a draft-dodging, formally-liberal, Aderrall-addicted, twice-divorced, serial-bankruptor, daughter-curious, porn-star-buying, real-estate huckster, C-list scripted ‘reality’ show host, scam university running failed vitamin salesman is the best President they’ve ever had the chance to vote for – and they’ll try to murder members of Congress to … [Read more…]