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Climate shift denialists 1 - Business and politics

Trump and other denialists reject climate change.  Why?

On June 1, Pres. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international Paris Agreement On Climate Change… 1,598 more words

Natural Resources

Revisiting “Silent Spring”

From The New Yorker magazine:

Fifty-five years ago this week, Rachel Carson published the first part of “Silent Spring” in The New Yorker. Carson exposed, in detail, the dangers of the pesticide DDT; her work jump-started the American environmental movement and helped bring about the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. 367 more words


Wednesday Word of the Week

Now that I’ve graduated from college, I have some time to do something that I truly enjoy, which is reading.  I know you’re probably thinking, didn’t you read in college?   180 more words

Doing Too Much Koch

Firstly, anyone who comments on the merits of books he hasn’t read is a complete idiot, which I will now attempt to demonstrate.  But I can’t help noticing the buzz of reportage on the infamously secretive – does that make sense? 640 more words


The Jobs Promise

President Trump campaigned on the promise to make America great again and a key step was creating lots of great jobs. As these words rolled off Trump’s tongue, one would have thought jobs would be growing on trees when Spring arrived. 832 more words


Spring flowers, golfing again, and a new question: is nuclear war good for us?

It is well and truly spring!  I highly recommend getting outside and looking at what’s blooming.  These pictures are ones I took on Saturday at Duke Gardens in Durham.   408 more words


In this week's New Yorker

The excellent reporting routinely published in the New Yorker has the simultaneously invigorating and depressing impact of adding to my pantheon of political villains. Latest addition: Robert Mercer, co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, among the most profitable hedge funds in the country, and his daughter Rebekah. 818 more words

In This Week's New Yorker