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Birders Don’t Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches | by Hannah Waters – Audubon

Birders Don’t Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches A new report warns that we’re approaching the point of no return—a fact that close observers of nature have known for years. By Hannah Waters October 10, 2018 On … Continue reading

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Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab world needs most is free expression – The Washington Post

By Jamal Khashoggi October 17 at 7:52 PM A note from Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi’s translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing … Continue reading

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Opinion | Will Deep-Fake Technology Destroy Democracy? – By Jennifer Finney Boylan –

“But deep-fake technology takes deception a step further, exploiting our natural inclination to engage with things that make us angriest. As Jonathan Swift said: “The greatest liar hath his believers: and it often happens, that if a lie be believed … Continue reading

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Opinion | America’s Dilemma: Censuring M.B.S. and Not Halting Saudi Reforms – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“I have three thoughts on the Jamal Khashoggi saga. First, I can’t shake the image of this big teddy bear of a man, who only wanted to see his government reform in a more inclusive, transparent way, being killed in … Continue reading

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Opinion | Donald and the Deadly Deniers – By Paul Krugman – NYT

“Climate change is a hoax. Climate change is happening, but it’s not man-made. Climate change is man-made, but doing anything about it would destroy jobs and kill economic growth. These are the stages of climate denial. Or maybe it’s wrong … Continue reading

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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 – by Coral Davenport – NYT

David Lindsay:   The climate scientists were right, only the really bad stuff will happen sooner than previosly thought. NYT, By Co ral Davenport, Oct. 7, 2018 1468 comments “INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel … Continue reading

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Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017- Irena.org – International Renewable Energy Agency

“Renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies, based on … Continue reading

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Opinion | Stopping Climate Change Is Hopeless. Let’s Do It. – By Auden Schendler and Andrew P. Jones – NYT

By Auden Schendler and Andrew P. Jones Mr. Schendler is a climate activist and businessman. Mr. Jones creates climate simulations for the nonprofit Climate Interactive. Oct. 6, 2018 CreditCreditClaire Merchlinsky “On Monday, the world’s leading climate scientists are expected to … Continue reading

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2017 Nobel in Economics (was) Awarded to Richard Thaler – The New York Times

By Binyamin Appelbaum Oct. 9, 2017   193 comments WASHINGTON — Richard H. Thaler, whose work has persuaded many economists to pay more attention to human behavior, and many governments to pay more attention to economics, was awarded the Nobel Memorial … Continue reading

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Opinion | Worse Than Nafta – by Gustavo A. Flores-Macías and Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer – NYT

By Gustavo A. Flores-Macías and Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer Professor Flores-Macías is an associate professor of government at Cornell. Professor Sánchez-Talanquer is an assistant professor of political science at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics.   “North American business leaders are breathing a … Continue reading

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