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David Wallace-Wells
Central Park East. Deputy editor and climate columnist for New York magazine. Author of THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH.
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David Wallace-Wells 4h
“Last November, they showed they can grow up to six generations of wheat, barley, chickpeas and canola in a year; traditional methods would only yield one or two. ‘What we’re really talking about here is creating plant factories on a massive scale.’”
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Osita Nwanevu 10h
"Real thing the CIA did or proposed during the Cold War" or "insane conspiracy theory" would be a quiz I think most people would have a hard time with.
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David Wallace-Wells 8h
“Investors in General Electric, once one of the world's most valuable companies, lost tens of billions of dollars after the Paris climate deal as it failed to adapt to the pace of the green energy transition, new analysis showed Thursday.”
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David Wallace-Wells 9h
"A 2018 study by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food found you must reuse an organic cotton shopping bag 20,000 times before it will have less climate damage than a plastic bag."
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David Wallace-Wells 9h
"The defining political fact of our time is not polarization. It’s the inability of even large bipartisan majorities to get what they want."
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AP South U.S. Region 10h
River flooding is wiping out seafood catches in Mississippi and Louisiana. Polluted fresh water is killing oysters and flushing shrimp, crab and finfish out of their brackish marshy habitats.
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Derek Thompson 10h
From The Vertigo Years: "Automobilism is a disease. This illness has a name: speed. Man can no longer stand still, he shivers, his nerves tense like springs, impatient to get going once he has arrived somewhere because it not somewhere else, somewhere else." - O. Mirbeau, 1910
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David Wallace-Wells 10h
“In the past 20 years, however, something remarkable has occurred, something that few predicted: global pasture has begun to decline. There are 140 million fewer hectares of pasture today than there were in 2000, an area roughly the size of Peru.”
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David Wallace-Wells 10h
can speak for himself, of course, but that Op-Ed isn’t about the book, parts of which he reviewed before publication and which he has praised since it was published.
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Thiemo Fetzer 21h
Super thrilled to announce that "Did cause ?" has just been accepted for publication at the in the American Economic Review. Short thread on whole paper available here ...
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Caspar Henderson Jun 16
“To be a good ancestor is to think beyond two generations, to three, to four, to five and to ten. And we are very bad at that” Robert Macfarlane with Barry Lopez
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Pamela Colloff 11h
Not only can blood spatter analysis be wrong; sometimes the evidence isn't even blood. Two men were convicted of murder in 1989, in part on Dr. Lee's testimony about a bloody towel. Turns out it wasn't blood after all.
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Robert H Frank 12h
If you're not deeply alarmed about this, you need to read ' THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH.
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David Wallace-Wells 12h
"In a draft statement published by the Department of Transportation last summer, the administration admitted global temperatures will rise by 4ºC by 2100 absent drastic remediation – and used that as an argument to loosen auto emission restrictions."
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DISTANT VWORP 13h
Next time you hear tech companies and the tech media get very excited about "smart cities", think of this article and consider changing the phrase to "giant prisons"
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City Atlas 14h
What's amazing here is that our emissions have to drop in half in ten years, and then half again in the next ten years.
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David Wallace-Wells 13h
"The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting faster than currently most RCP8.5 models predict." RCP8.5 is often called "business as usual" and sometimes — misleadingly — "worst-case scenario." The world is out-warming that pathway.
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Bill McKibben 19h
India's Bihar state has 100 million people. The government has asked them to stay indoors because of an unrelenting heatwave
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Mark Lynas 14h
Anti-GMO campaigners declare war on India's farmers as 'seed satyagraha' Gandhi-style civil disobedience campaign escalates: Latest news report via
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Corey S. Powell 14h
Mars just got whacked. This 15-meter-wide impact crater may formed as little as 4 months ago.
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