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Variant Terrorism and the New York Times

The New York Times has scary red maps of Europe on its front page today (at least in the version we get in AZ) implying mass death from new COVID variants.  Given the prominence of COVID in the news and…

John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. John Carruthers Topping Jr. was born on April 18, 1943, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., to John and Barbara Anne (Murray) Topping. His…

John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action – The New York Times

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. John Carruthers Topping Jr. was born on April 18, 1943, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., to John and Barbara Anne (Murray) Topping. His…

Out of Trump’s Shadow, World Bank President Embraces Climate Fight

Mr. Malpass has ingratiated himself with World Bank staff with his steady, low-key approach and congenial manner. He has also benefited from low expectations. But with three years left to go in his term, some development experts want to see…

Out of Trump’s Shadow, World Bank President Embraces Climate Fight – The New York Times

Mr. Malpass has ingratiated himself with World Bank staff with his steady, low-key approach and congenial manner. He has also benefited from low expectations. But with three years left to go in his term, some development experts want to see…

Greta Thunberg Says She’ll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, said she would not attend the next international climate talks unless everyone can be vaccinated equally and participate safely. “Inequality and climate injustice is already the heart of the climate crisis,” she said on…

Living in a World in Which Nature Has Already Lost

SECOND NATUREScenes From a World Remade By Nathaniel Rich On average, an American man puts 85 man-made chemicals into his body every day, while an American woman takes in nearly twice that amount. Rich tourists pay top dollar for disaster…

U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Consequences of Social Fragmentation

Income inequality could grow worse, the report said, tying it at times to information inequality. The “trust gap” between an informed public that has faith in a government solution and a wider public with deep skepticism of institutions is growing,…

As Locusts Swarmed East Africa, This Tech Helped Squash Them

“Saying ‘Oh, there’s locusts in northern Kenya’ doesn’t help at all,” Mr. Cressman said. “We need longitude and latitude coordinates in real time.” Rather than try to rewrite the locust-tracking software for newer tablets, Mr. Cressman thought it would be…

America’s Toxic Disasters-in-Waiting

By Hiroko Tabuchi You may never have seen them, but vast open-air pools of toxic water, from hazardous mining byproducts to diluted pig waste, are a common feature at thousands of industrial and agricultural sites across the country. One of…