Links 5/1/14

Links for you. Science:

Being a college professor isn’t really a cushy job
Are We “Falling Behind” on Engineers and Scientists?
Neanderthals Are People, Too
Wind Turbines Hardly Rank as Bird Threat
Single-Cell Genomics Reveals Hundreds of Coexisting Subpopulations in Wild Prochlorococcus


The New Abolitionism: Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth. (excellent)
Missed Opportunities
Eliminating 100 million tax returns
Building a Bigger Action Hero (but see this)
Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit
Donald Sterling: Slumlord Billionaire
This week in the War on Workers: Teachers protest gag order on Common Core tests
If I were a Russian Strategist I’d say “invade the Ukraine”
43 American Travelers Reveal What Foreigners Think Of American Food
Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates
Is It OK to Invest in a Company if Its CEO Beats Women?
6 Reasons Why Obama’s Clemency Program For Drug Offenders Doesn’t Change Mass Incarceration One Bit
Before Bundy Ranch: What happens when constitutional vigilantes go mainstream

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1 Response to Links 5/1/14

  1. Gingerbaker says:

    1) We don’t have to “force” the fossil fuel industry to do anything to move off of carbon as a fuel. All we have to do is provide new 100% renewable energy at a price so low nobody will buy carbon fuels anymore.

    2) The fossil fuel companies do NOT have to leave all that carbon in the ground. They simply have to stop providing it in a form that burns. In other words, they need to use that carbon in other products, like plastics, or graphene, or fertilizer, etc.

    3) You want to get the fossil fuel industry get into line and stop fighting progress? Keep talking about nationalization of the fossil fuel industry.

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