Links 10/12/18

Links for you. Science:

The Robb Butterfly Collection
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say
How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out.


I know the culture that produced Kavanaugh: tradition and violence at D.C. prep schools (excellent)
Conservatives’ self-delusion on race
The Personal Cost of Black Success
Why US public transportation is so bad — and why Americans don’t care
Democrats Didn’t Do Enough to Stop Kavanaugh — They Melted Before His White Rage (they couldn’t have stopped the nomination, but they could have made him more disliked)
We’re Still Living in the Boys’ Culture of Kavanaugh’s Youth
I reported my rapist today so he can’t become a Supreme Court justice later
WTF Are We Still Doing in Afghanistan? Spending $45 billion a year, and Erik Prince wants every dime
They left no doubt what they think of women
Lessons from the Seoul subway for Boston’s transit woes
Squatters, overgrown grass, trashed lawns: Frustrated homeowners sue banks claiming bias (guess what? It is about the banks)
There’s been a lot of handwringing in the media pundit corps and centrist politicians these days about the loss of comity, post-Kavanaugh. And then Donald Trump made them all look absurd with his remarks at his rally last night.
Taylor Swift Finally Gets Political By Denouncing Tennessee Republican Candidate Marsha Blackburn
Bulgarian TV host Victoria Marinova raped and killed (the U.S. political press corps, for the most part, is foolishly unaware how close we are to things like this happening here)
Viral “Manspreading” Video is Staged Kremlin Propaganda
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation means Democrats won’t trust the Supreme Court. That’s dangerous for democracy.
The white southerners who changed their views on racism

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