Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A friend of mine had to go to northern California recently, while it was so hot, and because of the heat causing the air to be less dense and therefore having less lift, they couldn't take off until they had three people who either agreed or were chosen by lot to go on another flight. The number of very hot days is increasing, as well as record heat. Far from the worse thing that is already happening because of global warming.

Drinking Moscow Mules from copper mugs could cause copper poisoning

In St. Louis, activists are fighting to counter fall-out as minimum wage rolls back
More than 100 local businesses have pledged to continue paying the current wage following "Save the Raise" efforts.

Scott Pruitt embraces industry-backed chemical approval process under the guise of public safety

The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time

Heavy rains wallop Houston area, causing widespread flooding

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.
One government scientist who worked on the report, and who spoke to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity, said he and others were concerned that it would be suppressed.

Black people aren’t keeping white Americans out of college. Rich people are.
At 38 top colleges in the United States, more students come from the top 1 percent of income earners than from the bottom 60 percent.

Today we tie the record for longest dry streak in Seattle: 51 days

Safe partial solar eclipse viewing opportunities in the Atlanta area - August 21

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now

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