https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/26/global-warming-climate-change-targets-un-report? World 'nowhere near on track' to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target Exclusive: Author of key UN climate report says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity Oliver Milman @olliemilman Thu 27 Sep 2018 01.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 27 Sep 2018 16.00 EDT Avoiding a temperature increase of more than 1.5C will be ‘extraordinarily … Continue reading World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target
Month: September 2018
What’s the best way to get rid of pills you don’t use?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-best-way-to-get-rid-of-pills-you-dont-use-1537968141? What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Pills You Don’t Use? There are five main disposal options—and flushing them should be your last resort PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO 9 COMMENTS By Heidi Mitchell Sept. 26, 2018 9:22 a.m. ET Most of our medicine cabinets are filled with prescription medications—some benign, some fairly toxic, some quite expensive. … Continue reading What’s the best way to get rid of pills you don’t use?
Social Security increase announcement explained by Motley Fool
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2018/09/22/a-preliminary-look-at-social-securitys-2019-cola.aspx A Preliminary Look at Social Security's 2019 COLA With the second important inflationary data point of three released, beneficiaries are getting a better idea of the "raise" they can expect next year. Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) Sep 22, 2018 at 6:51AM For better or worse, Social Security is America's most important social program. It's responsible … Continue reading Social Security increase announcement explained by Motley Fool
Want to watch the NYC building boom on a map? How cool is this?
https://ny.curbed.com/2018/8/22/17767134/new-york-buildings-construction-map-data-visualizationhttps://ny.curbed.com/2018/8/22/17767134/new-york-buildings-construction-map-data-visualization The Department of Buildings mines its data to offer more transparency about the city’s building boom By Amy Plitt @plitter Aug 22, 2018, 11:06am EDT Hudson Yards. Max Touhey If you’ve ever wondered exactly how many new buildings are going up in New York City at any given moment, we have good news—a new interactive map from … Continue reading Want to watch the NYC building boom on a map? How cool is this?
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If you loved the show/music for “Hamilton” this book is wonderful
The Kindle price is now up to the usual $21.99. Put it on your Goodreads "want to read" list to be notified about future sales. The wonderfully detailed, informative, and eye-opening book with the background to the development of the show "Hamilton" (including the choice of hip-hop rhythms for each character) is now out for … Continue reading If you loved the show/music for “Hamilton” this book is wonderful
Trump administration sees 7-degree rise in global temperature by 2100 and isn’t bothered
Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100 Firefighters from Brea, Calif., inspect and cut fireline on Aug. 1, 2018, as the Ranch Fire burns near Upper Lake, Calif. A day earlier, it and the River Fire totaled more than 74,000 acres. (Stuart W. Palley/For The Washington Post) By Juliet Eilperin , Brady … Continue reading Trump administration sees 7-degree rise in global temperature by 2100 and isn’t bothered
80,000 flu deaths in US last year — most could have been prevented by vaccination
From Axios Science: The flu killed 80,000 in the U.S. last year Note: Data represents share of outpatient visits to clinics within the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet); Data: Centers for Disease Control; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios Last season's flu epidemic is now estimated to have killed 80,000 Americans — the highest level for at … Continue reading 80,000 flu deaths in US last year — most could have been prevented by vaccination
Very strange lake in the Arctic — unique or the first of many?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/arctic-lakes-are-bubbling-and-hissing-with-dangerous-greenhouse-gases/?utm_term=.c729f9c91ca3 Lots of graphics, so click thru for a fascinating read.
Bees critical to food production but their danger has dropped out of the headlines
What is it going to take for the regulators to take note of the horrific effect on the bee population of Monsanto's weedkillers? The link between the chemical and the effects is well demonstrated, as is the reduction in our food diversity should bees go below a critical mass. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/monsanto-weedkiller-harms-bees-research-finds Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybees, … Continue reading Bees critical to food production but their danger has dropped out of the headlines
Comprehensive list of ways to attend classical music events in NYC for much (much) less — from WQXR
Insider Hacks to Help You See Classical Music in NYC for Cheap The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. ( Jonathan Tichler / Metropolitan Opera ) Sep 12, 2018 · by Heather O'Donovan New York City has seen some of the world’s most memorable classical music performances. Bernstein, Pavarotti, Callas … all the greats … Continue reading Comprehensive list of ways to attend classical music events in NYC for much (much) less — from WQXR
Oh yeah — you’re getting tons of work done right now if you’re a political junkie
https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/how-to-concentrate-on-work-during-an-intense-news-cycle?mbid=social_facebook How to Concentrate on Work During an Intense News Cycle By Amy Collier September 27, 2018 Photograph by Mika / Alamy With the constant influx of breaking news, staying focused at the office can be difficult. But if you follow some of these simple . . . wait wait wait. That’s how the President chose to respond? The President of the … Continue reading Oh yeah — you’re getting tons of work done right now if you’re a political junkie