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Links 12/13/19

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No, Scott Morrison, my husband does NOT want to be fighting fires this summer! Smarter than Crows (sscegt). UN summit ‘parallel universe’ to climate emergency: NGOs Agence France Presse Chaos at UN Climate Conference as Governments Refuse to Act The Wire At COP 25, corporate climate movement grows exponentially as new companies announce plans to align with a 1.5°C future (press release) United Nations Global Compact Koizumi admits to Japan’s coal addiction, but offers no way out Nikkei Asian Review Drought, Heat, and Victoria Falls: A Climate Story with a Twist Weather Underground A Dark River Nearly 1,000 Miles Long May Be Flowing Beneath Greenland’s Ice LiveScience Repo and swaps markets point to further volatility FT Wanted: Libor Replacement for Europe’s .1 Trillion Loan Market

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No, Scott Morrison, my husband does NOT want to be fighting fires this summer! Smarter than Crows (sscegt).

UN summit ‘parallel universe’ to climate emergency: NGOs Agence France Presse

Chaos at UN Climate Conference as Governments Refuse to Act The Wire

At COP 25, corporate climate movement grows exponentially as new companies announce plans to align with a 1.5°C future (press release) United Nations Global Compact

Koizumi admits to Japan’s coal addiction, but offers no way out Nikkei Asian Review

Drought, Heat, and Victoria Falls: A Climate Story with a Twist Weather Underground

A Dark River Nearly 1,000 Miles Long May Be Flowing Beneath Greenland’s Ice LiveScience

Repo and swaps markets point to further volatility FT

Wanted: Libor Replacement for Europe’s $1.1 Trillion Loan Market Bloomberg

Brexit

Brexit: election 2019 EU Referendum

Labour loses the working class (!):

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Alert reader JB sends this image of the UK’s paper ballots being counted:

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But tabulated digitally?

Boris Johnson’s sweeping victory is a disaster for the country, but he cannot deliver on his false promises. Here’s how to survive and resist because his nemesis will come. Byline Times

Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson does not have a mandate” to take Scotland out of the EU The Herald. Gauntlet thrown.

DUP losing seats and Westminster influence RTE

Jo Swinson steps down as UK Lib Dem leader Politico

Who will replace Jeremy Corbyn? Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey are favourites to be NEXT leader of Labour amid battle between Corbynites and centrists for soul of the party Daily Mail. A battle that should have been joined as soon as Corbyn assumed the leadership, IMNSHO.

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A Rising Movement Is Challenging Mexico’s Corporatized Unions Truthout

Syraqistan

Obama And The War On Yemen The American Conservative (Re Silc).

India

Indian military deployed and internet shut down as protests rage against citizenship bill CNN

On Data Privacy, India Charts Its Own Path NYT (J-LS).

China?

Is Violence in Hong Kong’s Protests Turning off Moderates? China File

A Whiff of Tear Gas LRB

China steps up push to avoid growing old while still poor FT

Chinese-built dam projects failing on environmental standards, green group International Rivers warns South China Morning Post

NOAA Warns of Risks in a Warming Arctic Maritime Executive

As the Arctic melts, China and Russia struggle for control Wired

New Cold War

Zelensky lacks potential to hack through Gordian knot of Ukrainian conflict — analyst TASS

Hostages of Normandy Process: Ukraine as a Systemic International Problem Valdai Discussion Club

One dead in fire on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Agence France Presse

Impeachment

Nadler: Ends session; tells lawmakers to ‘search their conscience’ before vote USA Today. Voting Friday. That’s today!

Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trump’s desire for an aggressive defense WaPo. “The emerging Senate GOP plan would provide sufficient time, possibly two weeks, for both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s attorneys to make their arguments before a vote on the president’s fate, according to 13 senators and aides familiar with the discussions.” So, another damp squib?

Impeachment: Understanding the Dems’ Simple-is-Better Strategy Politico

Trump Transition

Lawmakers strike spending deal to avert shutdown The Hill

People Are Flushing Toilets 10 Times, 15 Times McSweeny’s (ChiGal).

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

The Inspector General’s Report on 2016 FBI Spying Reveals a Scandal of Historic Magnitude: Not Only for the FBI but Also the U.S. Media Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

What Horowitz Actually Debunked WSJ

True, Mr. Horowitz asserted no “documentary or testimonial evidence” of anti-Trump bias inside the borders of this investigation. But one has to be obtuse to read this report and not see its authors are incredulous at the idea that the only explanation possible is incompetence and misjudgment on an unimaginable scale by trained FBI professionals. As Mr. Horowitz puts it with almost bemused understatement, “We did not receive satisfactory explanations for the errors or problems we identified.”

Sports Desk

Manfred: Negotiations With MiLB A “Tale of Two Cities” Baseball America

Class Warfare

A 5,000-Year-Old Plan to Erase Debts Is Now a Hot Topic in America Bloomberg. With a shout-out to Michael Hudson’s And Forgive Them Their Debts (see review at NC here).

McDonald’s Wins High-Stakes Labor Battle With Help From White House Bloomberg

What to Know About Your Rights to Unionize TeenVogue

AI and Economic Productivity: Expect Evolution, Not Revolution IEEE Spectrum

Does tapping your can of beer really keep it from fizzing all over you? Phys.org. Science is popping!

Antidote du jour (via):

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(Kaeli Swift’s @corvidresearch is a fun account, almost as fun as corvids themselves.)

Bonus antidote (dk):

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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