Links 8/10/18

Links for you. Science:

We need more climate change storytelling @NYTmag. But with due respect to @NathanielRich, this cover story is wrong. Not a bit wrong, but wildly grossly uninformed wrong.
Trump’s pick to head White House science office gets good reviews
Deadly Ebola Strikes Anew, a Week After Previous Outbreak Was Extinguished
Trump Finally Picks a Science Adviser. And Scientists? They Seem Relieved.
Sorry Elon Musk, but it’s now clear that colonizing Mars is unlikely – and a bad idea


The Secret Ingredient to China’s Aggression? Sand
Faced With Crippling Sanctions, ZTE Loaded Up on Lobbyists
People Are So Dumb
Some Anne Arundel County residents wants to shut down their light rail. Again.
What Happens When You Discover Your House Was Designed by a Criminal?
[Your Band] Played Here
Who Is DCRA’s Fast-track Permit Service Really Helping?
‘They have nothing’: How a $20 tip cost an immigrant her Dulles job and severed a lifeline to Sierra Leone
Where Is the Left Wing’s Foreign Policy? (then again, it’s not clear what the right wing’s foreign policy is either; not convinced, other than ending stupid wars, that anyone votes on foreign policy)
What Is QAnon? The Craziest Theory of the Trump Era, Explained
The Explicable Mystery of the National Debt
What’s Behind San Francisco’s Poop Predicament?
The Dos and Don’ts of Supporting Your Local Library
The TRGT Fiasco Was No Mistake
They’re ‘Blood Brothers’ With Israel’s Jews. But Druse Call New Law a Betrayal.
FEMA personnel chief harassed women, hired some as possible sexual partners for male employees, agency’s leader says
It’s official — Ivanka Trump is all in with the Trump administration

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