Back in the saddle, so to speak. Coming back to work after more than a week off is hard. It seems to be getting harder and harder to come back to work after anytime off, however, which leads me to believe that I am due for a life change. Maybe I will embrace the ski bum life in my 40s?
On to the links…
Documents Show Ryan Zinke Ignored Public Support for Bears Ears in Favor of Oil and Gas—This is going to be an interesting race over the next few months: Between Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt, who will be the most corrupt member of President Trump’s cabinet? My money used to be on Pruitt, but now I am not so sure.
Ryan Zinke Claims Wind Energy Contributes to Global Warming—I know that the next line is, “I’m not a scientist.” But, WTF?
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Held ‘Courtesy Call’ Meeting with Big Trump Donor—In any other administration this is called corruption, but in Trump’s America it is standard operating procedure. Pay for access? You betcha!
A Whopping 86% of RNC Venue Rental and Catering Expenditures Last Month went to Trump Properties—The Republican Party is now the party of Trump, grifters, and con men. Corruption is the order of the day.
The World Added Nearly 30 Percent More Solar Energy Capacity in 2017—Yes, the growth rate is down from the prior years. However, this is still a big number.
Ireland will Phase out Coal by 2025—Another one bites the dust.
20% of US Population Produces 46% of Food-Based Emissions—My dad used to be a fanatic for the 80-20 rule. That is to say you can get 80% of the benefit of something with 20% of the effort. Or, if you are a business professor, 80% of your business comes from 20% of your customers. This is not quite as severed, but it goes to show that relatively small percentages of the population are responsible for an outsize volume of emissions.
Large-Scale Animal Agriculture Is Threatening Rural Communities. Congress Is About to Make it Worse.—Here is a thought exercise. What has Congress made better over the last few years? Name one thing.
How Millennials are Changing Home Design—Maybe the headline should read, “How Millennials are Realizing that Most Homes are Just too damn Big!”
What’s Quelling the Anxiety of Electric-Car Drivers?—Charging corridors, increasingly common vehicles on the road, actual experience with an EV…these are the things that tipping points are made from and we are seeing reality on the road. I actually saw a Tesla Model 3 in western Nebraska off I-80 on the way to Colorado over spring break. It had Illinois plates and was heading west. Road tripping in an EV.
The Last Male Northern White Rhino in the World has Died—Shit, that sucks.