A little late and a little light on the links. Is there anything less productive in corporate America than a training class that lasts for a day and a half? It combines the worst productivity killing aspects of meetings with a long duration. Why?
On to the links…
These 90s are Happening Weeks Later than Average—Climate change is real and it is here in eastern Iowa.
World’s Largest Miner BHP says 2017 is ‘Tipping Point’ for EV Boom—This is a commodities giant making this claim. Not Tesla. Not Nissan. Not General Motors.
Colorado Landfills are Illegally Burying Low-Level Radioactive Waste from Oil and Gas Industry—If you doubt the need for good regulation and tight enforcement just imagine living near a landfill that accepted illegal radioactive waste. Who wants to bet me that there will be no fines levied by the EPA for this egregious violation of law?
The Most Effective Clean Energy Policy Gets the Least Love—These mandates work because it allows for tailored solutions to a goal. If you are in Arizona or Nevada install some solar. If you are in Iowa build some wind turbines.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?—Somewhere along the line coal came to symbolize something among the far right wing in the United States. It went from being a fuel for making steel or electricity into a potent political symbol. Too bad it’s all a myth.
Congress Is Broken. Bring Back Pork.—It’s a simple idea and it might do some good to breaking down the partisan gridlock in Washington. But what would Ted Cruz bitch about when the camera were rolling?
Elon Musk’s Solar Partnership Strategy Doesn’t Look So Crazy Anymore—Maybe Elon Musk was on to something with his idea of combining solar, batteries, electric cars, and the service all in one place.
Assumed Safety of Pesticide Use is False—Fake news! Fake statistics! Lies! Where is Trump’s outrage over falsity? Oh wait, Scott Pruitt told him to like these guys.
Sea Turtles Appear to be “Bouncing Back” from the Brink of Extinction—It’s not all bad news all the time. People like turtles and conservation efforts seem to be working. It feels like a breath of fresh air to be talking about something positive.
The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing—What goes up, must come down. Those who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it. Shall we continue? Amazon is a high flier right now, but give it a decade or two.