Invasive grasses increase fire occurrence and frequency across US ecoregions PNAS How Tech From Australia Could Prevent California Wildfires and PG&E Blackouts IEEE Spectrum This is not normal: what’s different about the NSW mega fires Sydney Morning Herald How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong NYT. “Few thought it would arrive so quickly.” Exploring East Antarctica and Its Role in Climate: A First-Hand Report Weather Underground Global Warming Is Already Destroying New England’s Fisheries The New Republic (UserFriendly). Coca-Cola is world’s largest plastic polluter for second year straight NY Post McKinsey Faces Criminal Inquiry Over Bankruptcy Case Conduct NYT Bolivia Bolivia President Evo Morales announces resignation Deutsche Welle MSM Adamantly Avoids The Word “Coup” In Bolivia
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This is not normal: what’s different about the NSW mega fires Sydney Morning Herald
How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong NYT. “Few thought it would arrive so quickly.”
Exploring East Antarctica and Its Role in Climate: A First-Hand Report Weather Underground
Global Warming Is Already Destroying New England’s Fisheries The New Republic (UserFriendly).
Bolivia President Evo Morales announces resignation Deutsche Welle
MSM Adamantly Avoids The Word “Coup” In Bolivia Reporting Caitlin Johnstone
Bolivia: audios leaked from opposition leaders calling for a coup against Evo Morales EN24. I can’t vouch for these, it seems unlikely to me that Morales supporters are going to be doing a lot of audio work right now. Perhaps we have some Spanish-speaking or, even better, Bolivian readers who can comment?
Local nuance matters. Thread:
*whispers in social scientist* perhaps we can acknowledge that leftists can have mixed feelings about the records of leaders, can have supported them and not supported them, and can reject right-wing power grabs and coups while also wishing for change and an even more just future
— Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) November 11, 2019
The same issues apply with Maduro in Venezuela.
Bolivia’s Almost Impossible Lithium Dream Bloomberg. From 2018, still germane.
Jeremy Corbyn ‘will put national security at risk’: Spies fear UK could be frozen out of Five Eyes alliance amid claims Labour leader’s close aides will be BANNED from seeing top secret material over hard-Left links Daily Mail. So the “Five Eyes” is a supra-national entity more loyal to itself than to the voters who give each “Eye” legitimacy? Good to know.
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Signs of a deal between US and China, and a rethink The Interpreter
Impeachment: the allegations against US President Donald Trump Agence France Presse. Good summary
William Barr is racing to deliver a report that blows up the impeachment inquiry—and everything else Daily Kos. Consider the source, but I don’t see this put together elsewhere.
Who will betray Trump? Politico
The Blob: Still Chasing After Pax Americana Andrew Bacevich, The American Conservative
New Poll Shows Democratic Candidates Have Been Living in a Fantasy World Jonathon Chait, New York Magazine. From last week, still germane. “[I]n six swing states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona — Trump is highly competitive… Almost two-thirds of the people who supported Trump in 2016, and then a Democrat in the 2018 midterms, plan to vote for Trump again in 2020.”
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The Death of the Rude Press The New Republic (UserFriendly).
From symbiont to parasite: the evolution of for-profit science publishing Molecular Biology of the Cell
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Alexa can you see? Amazon’s device could have EYES and even WALK in the future – despite privacy concerns about the gadget recording conversations Daily Mail. “[Amazon devices boss Dave Limp] also announced several new Alexa features he said had been designed to give users more control over their data. It includes the ability to ask Alexa what the assistant heard and a new auto-delete tool which will automatically wipe all a user’s saved audio recordings every three or 18 months.” So it takes three months minimum for Amazon to extract all the value from my data?
The Seattle suburb where Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates both live is running out of money CNBC. From July, still germane.
All of America’s 607 Billionaires Must Run for President The Intercept
Billionaires fear Warren and Sanders – but they should fear us all Robert Reich, Guardian
Terms of Service YouTube. “YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.” Well, of course. But still.
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