Monthly Archives: October 2018

Opinion | I Thought the Web Would Stop Hate- Not Spread It – by Kari Swisher – NYT

I wrote my first column for The Times on this, months ago. Let me say it again: Social media platforms — and Facebook and Twitter are as guilty of this as Gab is — are designed so that the awful … Continue reading

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Editorial | Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Put an Honest Price on Carbon – The New York Times

Will voters in Washington State breathe new life into the idea of taxing carbon emissions? Plenty of people worried about the earth’s future certainly hope so. Climate scientists and economists have long argued that the single best way to slow … Continue reading

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Extinctions during human era worse than thought | News from Brown

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s … Continue reading

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Opinion | One Billion Dollars for the Planet – By Hansjörg Wyss – NYT

By Hansjörg Wyss Mr. Wyss is a philanthropist and conservationist. Oct. 31, 2018    152 comments Tourists watching the Perito Moreno Glacier, at Los Glaciares National Park, near El Calafate in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, last March.CreditCreditWalter Diaz/Agence … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Internet Will Be the Death of Us – by Frank Bruni – NYT

Nora Ephron once wrote a brilliant essay about the trajectory of her and many other people’s infatuations with email, from the thrill of discovering this speedy new way of keeping in touch to the hell of not being able to … Continue reading

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| What if We’re All Coming Back? – by Michelle Alexander – NYT

Introducing the newest op-ed writer for the New York Times, Michelle Alexander, who writes: “I can’t say that I believe in reincarnation, but I understand why some people do. In fact, I had a bizarre experience as a teenager that … Continue reading

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Opinion | I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration. – By Sonia Nazario – NYT

By Sonia Nazario Ms. Nazario writes about immigration and asylum.      Oct. 26, 2018 Honduran migrants in the caravan heading to the United States, passing through Chiapas, Mexico, on Oct. 21.CreditCreditPedro Pardo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images An immigration lawyer … Continue reading

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Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air – By Brad Plumer

By Brad Plumer,   Oct. 24, 2018,   25 comments WASHINGTON — With time running out to avoid dangerous global warming, the nation’s leading scientific body on Wednesday urged the federal government to begin a research program focused on developing technologies that can … Continue reading

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Opinion | How to Make America America Again – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

What is there left to say about the terrible murder of moderate Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath? Only one thing, and I have said it before, but I feel it even more strongly now: In the midterm elections, … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will We Protect Antarctica or Exploit It? – By José María Figueres – NYT

By José María Figueres Mr. Figueres is a former president of Costa Rica and served as chief executive of the World Economic Forum.   This week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, comprising 24 nations and the … Continue reading

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