RT @jackclarkSF@twitter.com

And, as if by magic, @mhbergen@twitter.com publishes a news story emblematic of this trend: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff "is "tentatively scheduled" to meet next week with a senior Google official in Washington, at Google’s request" twitter.com/mhbergen/status/11

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jackclarkSF/status

RT @alxrdk@twitter.com

Due to popular request, a 4 way fork for you, showing the four main scenarios in the last report as . There will likely be some versions including the new 1.5° scenarios over the weekend as well.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alxrdk/status/1109

Were going to have to fight like hell to get to that top one.

RT @alxrdk@twitter.com

Due to popular request, a 4 way fork for you, showing the four main scenarios in the last report as . There will likely be some versions including the new 1.5° scenarios over the weekend as well.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alxrdk/status/1109

Serious climate proposals sound very unserious to many ears.

That will change quickly, but lag in political discourse is palpable right now. The gap between Seriousity and true Seriousness is wide.


RT @hunterwalk@twitter.com

Never become the person your Twitter followers want you to be

🐦🔗: twitter.com/hunterwalk/status/

Just as outright climate denial is spread by dressing it up in science-like truthiness, climate delay is cloaked in the language of moderation and sober seriousity. But there is no moderate solution any more to climate change. The only serious proposals are rapid and disruptive.

I wouldn’t insure the planet right now either.

RT @gordonbrander@twitter.com

“Insurers have warned that climate change could make cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires.” theguardian.com/environment/20

🐦🔗: twitter.com/gordonbrander/stat

RT @Rainmaker1973@twitter.com

Nvidia unveiled an image creator that uses generative adversarial networks: with just a few clicks users are able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic. The software will instantly turn a couple of lines into a gorgeous mountaintop sunset ow.ly/2gpt30o6eY6

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/stat

RT @EnergySRE@twitter.com

Oooooooo, live green power map from WattTime! How did I not know about this until just now? explorer.watttime.org/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EnergySRE/status/1

I've been thinking about the notion of "feasibility" in the context of climate solutions. Declaring approaches "infeasible" is often the first card played; but when is it a bluff?

Here is a short post drawing out how the IPCC 1.5deg report breaks it down: dropeverything.blog/knowledge/

RT @billmckibben@twitter.com

Major African city "90% destroyed" by massive cyclone. The people who've done the least to change the climate suffer the most. media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-rele

🐦🔗: twitter.com/billmckibben/statu

RT @ramez@twitter.com

Social change has far outpaced sci-fi, while technological change has (mostly) lagged behind it. twitter.com/Annaleen/status/11

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ramez/status/11075

RT @jordwalke@twitter.com

I often see arguments of the form:
"We don't need to make X faster/lower friction because people hardly ever X."
Yeah, but what if you made X faster? Don't you think that might influence how often people do X? People might even find new use cases for X you haven't even thought of

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jordwalke/status/1

RT @billmckibben@twitter.com

The Midwest flooding is off the charts--at places in Nebraska, the Missouri is 4 feet higher than it's ever been before.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/billmckibben/statu


RT @alexisohanian@twitter.com

The @ycombinator@twitter.com alumni demo day is a spectacle of entrepreneurship. Loved seeing @mwseibel@twitter.com roaming around his crowd — you should be proud! The @paulg@twitter.com @jesslivingston@twitter.com legacy is in good hands.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alexisohanian/stat

What color is the main component of this shirt?

"Consumers are forever being bombarded with claims that our individual buying choices can put a meaningful dent in some big problem. Food waste is one of the few areas where that’s true. But we won’t make much of a difference by acquiring a taste for hideous, gnarly cucumbers."

otoh, "four times as much food is wasted at the fork — that is, at homes and consumer-facing businesses — than at the farm or packinghouse. We throw out so much food at home that 'saving' ugly produce from food service or processing could actually cause more waste."

"For the most part, ugly-produce initiatives are simply gentrifying second-grade produce that was already being eaten — just not, perhaps, by upscale shoppers."

I.e., these might be fine businesses, but they're not having a big effect on waste itself.

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