Monthly Archives: January 2019

Opinion | More Schools and Fewer Tanks for the Mideast – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Jan. 22, 2019,  180 c Tunisians last week celebrated the anniversary of their 2011 revolution. Credit Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images “President Trump’s sudden announcement that he’s pulling U.S. troops out of Syria … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Brace for the Polar Vortex; It May Be Visiting More Often – By Kendra Pierre-Louis – The New York Times

David Lindsay: It was minus 5 Farenheight here in Connecticut Sunday night. It was 40 degrees on Friday. We are experiencing the polar vortex. By Kendra Pierre-Louis Jan. 18, 2019 “Find your long johns, break out the thick socks and … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Opinion | The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class – By Pankaj Mishra – The New York Times

David Lindsay: I’ve struggled to understand Brexit since it occurred about two years ago. Its like another chapter in Barbara Tuckman’s “The March of Folly.” Why would Britain do something so against it’s real, long-term interest. This op-ed by Pakaj … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment

Opinion | Hold a Second Brexit Referendum – By Roger Cohen – The New York Times

By Roger Cohen Opinion Columnist Jan. 15, 2019,   651 Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. Credit Neil Hall/EPA, via Shutterstock “A democracy that cannot change its mind is not a democracy. The people may do that when presented … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water. – The New York Times

Millions Rely on Their Water. Henry Fountain, a New York Times reporter, and Ben C. Solomon, a Times multimedia reporter, traveled to Kazakhstan to see the effects of climate change on mountain glaciers. Maps by Jeremy White. . JAN. 16, … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought- New Research Finds – By Kendra Pierre-Louis – The New York Times

By Kendra Pierre-Louis Jan. 10, 2019,  634 comments “Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Opinion | Why Autocrats Love Emergencies – By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt – The New York Times

By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt Mr. Levitsky and Mr. Ziblatt are political scientists at Harvard who study the fragility of democracies. Jan. 12, 2019,  304 c President Trump made his first prime-time Oval Office address on Tuesday night. Credit … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Alumni startup counters coral loss with world’s first commercial land-based coral farm – Yale News

By Brita Belli january 4, 2019      Coral Vita founders Gator Halpern ’15 M.E.M. and Sam Teicher ’12 B.A., ’15 M.E.M down on the reefs. (Photo credit: Coral Vita) The vision that two alumni shared as graduate students for a … Continue reading

Posted in CC and the Environment, CC and the Sixth Extinction, Oceans, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Opinion | You Should Meditate Every Day – By Farhad Manjoo – NYT- David Lindsay on Aikido

By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist, usually Covers Tech, NYT “Because I live in Northern California, where this sort of thing is required by local ordinance, I spent New Year’s Day at a meditation center, surrounded by hundreds of wealthy, well-meaning, … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Opinion | Trump’s Prime-Time Bludgeon – By Ross Douthat – The New York Times

By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist Jan. 9, 2019,  675 c President Trump made his first prime-time Oval Office address on Tuesday night. Credit,  Joshua Bright for The New York Times “The people who didn’t want television networks to cede a … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment