I am often asked how carbon dioxide can have an important effect on global climate when its concentration is so small—just 0.041% of Earth's atmosphere. And human activities are responsible for just 32% of that amount.phys.org
Whether human civilization stays intact amid this worsening weather depends on recognizing our shared humanity – and designing policy accordingly News of Hurricane Dorian’s first casualty came early on Monday morning from the Bahamas Press. A seven-year old boy named Lachino Mcintosh drowned as his family attempted to find safer ground than their home on the Abaco islands. Dorian is reportedly the strongest hurricane to have ever hit the Bahamas and the second most powerful Atlantic storm on...the Guardian
Water in the soil plays an important role in storing carbon dioxide—the main greenhouse gas—which is helping to heat the planet.Newsweek
Disabled does not mean incapable. How would you feel if someone suddenly came up behind you, grabbed you, and started pushing you?The Independent
This comes as a new report finds extreme weather events around the globe displaced a record 7 million people during the first six months of the year. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre warns in its midyear report, “In today’s changing climate, mass displacement triggered by extreme weather events is becoming the norm.”Democracy Now!
My latest Locus Magazine column is DRM Broke Its Promise, which recalls the days when digital rights management was pitched to us as a way to enable exciting new markets where we'd all save big by only buying the rights we needed (like the low-cost right to read a book for an hour-long plane ride), but instead (unsurprisingly) everything got more expensive and less capable. For 40 years, University of Chicago-style market orthodoxy has promised widespread prosperity as a natural consequence...Boing Boing
Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform, has announced a partnership with BBC News to produce an original daily international news show aimed at millennials. It’s slated to launch in April 2020. With the partnership, BBC News becomes the international news producer for Quibi’s curated daily news and information programming Daily Essentials. The [Deadline