March 2023

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Fossil Fuels Were A One-Time Inheritance And We Blew ‘Em

Indrajit Samarajiva: “This is what makes Net-Zero By 2050™ commitments so hilarious. We’re coincidentally running out around the same time. It’s like saying ‘You can’t fire me! I quit!’


Monday, 27 March 2023

More Cryptocurrency Gaslighting

David Rosenthal: “To average a reward a day now requires about 175,000 ASICs, 99.7% of which will be trashed without ever earning anything.”


Sunday, 19 March 2023

Fascists Are Attempting to Win Followers by Rebranding as Antiwar

Shane Burley, TRUTHOUT: “Heimbach’s new organization’s strategy is to build a ‘united front’ against capitalism, suggesting that both fascists and communists have a common cause.”


Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Striking Back – Scientists fire lasers at the sky to control lightning

Allison Parshall, Scientific American: “Lightning strikes at airports are an ‘ongoing issue’, and they not only delay flights but also can injure or kill employees and travelers, says Irene Miller, an aviation researcher at Southern Illinois University, who was not involved in the study.”


Ron DeSantis Goes Full Trump on Ukraine

Jonathan Chait, New York: “The accommodations the party’s hawks will make to DeSantis are already being previewed in the conservative media.”


Sunday, 12 March 2023

Silicon Valley Bank closed in second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history

Gerrit De Vynck, Rachel Lerman and Jeff Stein, The Washington Post: “The FDIC said it created a new bank to manage the firm’s operations, starting on Monday — a rare occurrence in a bank failure that typically means the process was rushed.”


Friday, 10 March 2023

2024 Trump Is Even Scarier Than 2020 Trump

Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker: “The fact that you most likely did not watch Trump’s rant does not make it any less dangerous.”


Sunday, 5 March 2023

Yes, masks reduce the risk of spreading COVID, despite a review saying they don’t

The Conversation: “[1:]The review starts with an assumption that masks provide respiratory protection, which is flawed. An understanding of these differences should inform both studies and reviews of those studies.”


Thursday, 2 March 2023

Before Invasion, Ukraine’s Lithium Wealth Was Drawing Global Attention

Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times: “And there are growing concerns that the world’s supply of lithium, as well as other minerals critical to the clean energy transition, are controlled by a handful of countries.”