What in the ever living hell is going on with Ivanka Trump? The living, breathing, and talking manifestation of white privilege has really been out in front of her skis this week. As if cursing the world with Jared Kushner as an advisor to the President of the United States was not enough, the apple of Donnie Two Scoop’s eye has decided to lead a White House effort to help people “find something new.”
Man, I am so glad that following her husband conquering coronavirus and solving Middle East peace that the other half of their dynamic duo has now erased unemployment in the United States with three simple words.
I hope she celebrates with a taco salad made with Goya beans.
Stay safe out there.
On to the links…
Fertility Rate: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Global Crash in Children Being Born—These are some wild numbers.
Biden Outlines $2 Trillion Climate Plan—It’s a plan, which is so much better than the current White House resident’s mode of thinking that goes something like, “Mmmmmm, Kentucky Fried Chicken…Twitter….Fox News…just let Exxon drill wherever…”
Fast-Growing Mini-Forests Spring up in Europe to Aid Climate—I love the idea of planting mini forests everywhere that we can. There are so many little pieces of land that could host a Miyawaki forest.
Colossal Six Months for Offshore Wind Support Renewable Energy Investment in First Half of 2020—Here comes the offshore wind boom. Even with coronavirus there is a demand for offshore wind development.
Only Three Coal-Fired Power Plants in Colorado are Set to Operate Past 2030 after Craig Station Shutdown Date is Unveiled—One by one the coal power plants will close and be replaces by renewables. Then we will come for the natural gas plants.
Is Renewable Natural Gas a Serious Alternative to ‘Electrify Everything’?—The long answer is no, but if so-called renewable natural gas helps us get off the fracked stuff then I am all in favor.
Europe’s Shift to Electric Cars Picks up Speed Despite, or Because of, Recession—Or it is because electric cars are the future.
Japanese Firm Develops Battery That’s 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion—Generally, I take battery developments with about a shaker of salt. This stuff is hard and it takes a long time to go from the lab to the bottom of a car. However, 90% is a big number.
Facebook Used 86 Percent Renewable Energy in 2019—Too bad a lot of that energy was used to spread Trump’s lies and connect people with high school memories that were best left unearthed.
Amazon has Eliminated Single-Use Plastic at its Indian Fulfillment Centers—If you can do it in India, do it everywhere else.
Johnnie Walker Maker Creates Plastic-Free Paper-Based Spirits Bottle—It’s a step I guess, but didn’t the world already have a solution in returnables?
Wasteful, Damaging and Outmoded: Is It Time to Stop Building Skyscrapers?—The answer is yes, but the problem is that people with a lot of money will demand the sky high views to go with the sky high prices.
Ways to Keep Buildings Cool with Improved Super White Paints—Buildings across the American southwest could use a simple solution like this to reduce cooling costs.
Meet Free Market Wizards and ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Guys Who got Bailouts—You must understand that the world free market promoters live in is a little different than the tales they spin. The government is not there to help people in general, it is there to help their cronies in particular.
Burger King is Selling a Burger Made from Cows on Low-Methane Diet—There was a time when I think I had seen it all. Now, major fast food chain is promoting a beef patty that was made from vows that fart less.