It’s Black Friday and I hope everyone is staying at home as opposed to going shopping. If there is one thing we could avoid this holiday season it has to be frenzied shopping with lots of other people.
A little light on the links since it is a holiday week.
Stay safe out there.
On to the links…
Climate Crisis: CO2 Hits New Record Despite Covid-19 Lockdowns—It was nice to think that we would see a drop in global CO2. This reinforces the importance of large scale changes that are structural in nature rather than purely behavioral.
Where the Great American Outdoors Act Stands Now—It was hailed as a major bi-partisan victory before the election, although a lot of observers thought that it was a sop to western senators facing challenges like soon-to-be former senator Cory Gardener. Now that Trump is on the way out his minions will try and hobble the act just to spite people.
Trump Officials Rush to Mine Desert Haven Native Tribes Consider Holy—These sons-of-bitches are going to try and ruin everything possible before the screen door hits them on the ass January 20th. My sincere wish is that a Biden administration can unwind the worst of the prior gang of criminals to occupy the White House.
One Change To The Worst Buildings Would Have Big Climate Benefits & Cut Costs-A big problem is that the people who pay for these upgrades—landlords—often do not realize the benefits of lower monthly costs—renters—so improvements are rarely made.
Three Coal-Burning Power Plants in Colorado Face Orders to Close Early. Their Owners Aren’t Happy About It.—For people who claim to be so tough and smart, industry leaders are surprisingly snowflake-esque when it comes to changes in the regulatory environment. People do not want coal burnt in their communities. Deal with it.
1% of Farms Operate 70% of World’s Farmland—This is a major problem.
Agricultural Water Contaminated with “Forever Chemicals” could Taint Produce—We are the plastic people.
Fur Industry Faces Uncertain Future due to Covid—There is still a fur industry to have an uncertain future?