Something I’ve learned: never trust my initial emotional response to challenging feedback. It comes from the little kid inside me who can’t stand to disappoint a grownup.

Can we ban the word “slathered”? Just get rid of it. Don’t look back.

Linear modeling and thinking got us here, and it will keep us here if we let it.

RT @noahqk@twitter.com

You know those estimates we economists produce of the damages caused by climate change? They don’t include the costs of more global conflicts. We can’t figure out how to credibly put them in monetary terms so we pretend they’re zero. Our bad. twitter.com/revkin/status/1173

🐦🔗: twitter.com/noahqk/status/1173

This is the program I've been working hard on the last few months. We're looking for volunteers with data science, AI, and related skillsets for our one-day event in early October 6. It's virtual! You can be a data hero from anywhere! Check it out!

RT @DataKind@twitter.com

We’ve teamed up with @MSFTIssues@twitter.com to use yet again! We’ve launched an “AI Accelerator” where we’re providing pro bono expertise & assistance to a cohort of orgs seeking to apply to societal challenges in urban communities. Read more here: bit.ly/2lxG643

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DataKind/status/11

I found it! I found the climate startup from this @ycombinator@twitter.com batch! projectwren.com/

No climate-related startups in YC demo day 1. Nothing even in the neighborhood.

RT @ycombinator@twitter.com

All 84 startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1: techcrunch.com/2019/08/19/all-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ycombinator/status

I'm not saying it's a perfect method - far from. But I do think it provides some level of burnout-resistance.

And I'm curious what other mechanisms we might to use to withstand more exposure to the emotional radiation of this thing.

My climate crisis superpower: being a reasonably compassionate and sensitive person who nevertheless disassociates when things get gnarly (thanks goldilocks-level childhood trauma!). So I stay engaged most of the time, and withdraw into my safety shell as needed.

cc @jack_kelly@twitter.com

RT @WalterReade@twitter.com

Shallow clouds play an important role in the Earth's climate. They’re also difficult to understand and to represent in climate models. Here's how you can help.

kaggle.com/c/understanding_clo

🐦🔗: twitter.com/WalterReade/status

“you’d have a carbon tax, or something better, today, if not for the Kochs. They stopped anything from happening back when there was still time.”

RT @HirokoTabuchi@twitter.com

“If there is any lingering uncertainty that the Koch brothers are the primary sponsors of climate-change doubt in the United States, it ought to be put to rest by the publication of ‘Kochland’” @JaneMayerNYer@twitter.com newyorker.com/news/daily-comme

🐦🔗: twitter.com/HirokoTabuchi/stat

If I didn’t know that @irinimalliaraki@twitter.com was a real person who does real (and fascinating) work, I wouldn’t be able to tell if this thread were referencing real or fictional events. I had no idea anything like this was happening.

RT @irinimalliaraki@twitter.com

Lately, I can't stop thinking about blockchain experiments in the context of special economic zones (areas in which the business and trade laws are different from the rest of the country such as free-trade zones, industrial parks, free-ports
Bonded logistics parks etc) /1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/irinimalliaraki/st

God help me I'm linking to @DouthatNYT@twitter.com. One of the most effective ways to divert scrutiny from a truly problematic or corrupt state of affairs is to associate it with cranks. But just because there are crank-ish theories doesn't mean there's no there there nytimes.com/2019/08/13/opinion

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