Wildfires above the Arctic Circle in Greenland and Alaska Wildfire Today
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it CNN. I know somebody who just plants them in public spaces.
Why Central Banks Need to Step Up on Global Warming Adam Tooze, Foreign Policy
Google’s sister company creates smart nappies FT. I’m so old I remember when “The Internet of Sh*t” was just a metaphor.
Hong Kong braces for fresh anti-gov’t march amid increased security measures Agence France Presse
Three arrested over Hong Kong’s ‘largest-ever’ bomb plot on eve of major anti-government protest South China Morning Post. The first one to propose violence is always the cop….
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China caught in crossfire of Tokyo-Seoul chipmaking feud Nikkei Asian Review
China’s Tech Sector Is in Trouble The Diplomat
The Continuing Chinese Drag on the Global Economy Council on Foreign Relations
Venezuelan opposition group criticizes talks with Maduro The Hill. At Cato.
A Crisis of Social Reproduction in Venezuela: A Conversation with Alba Carosio Venezuelanalysis. Interesting beyond Venezuela.
The pillage of public funds in Puerto Rico going on behind the chat Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over ‘shameful’ comments, back protesters The Hill. Not sure why there isn’t a full-fledged moral panic about this.
Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained Vox. From the ground:
Moments ago, in Old San Juan, a moment of silence for the thousands of people who died during Hurricane Maria, many of whom we don’t know their name because the govt did such a poor job tracking deaths, then rejected criticism & criticized journalists who questioned them about it pic.twitter.com/DICdQVuPno
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) July 21, 2019
The Blob Lashes Out At Critics of Endless War The American Conservative
Democrats in Disarray
Joe Biden dominates, but Pete Buttigieg makes inroads with Obama’s elite bundlers CNN. “At least 40 top fundraisers to Obama’s 2012 reelection effort donated to Buttigieg’s campaign during the three-month period, helping to catapult the once little-known mayor to the top financial tier.”
Letter in support of the ‘Stop Wall Street Looting Act of 2019′ Economic Policy Institute
Debate warmup (subtitled, which is handy):
The @AARPadvocates crowd is *completely* on his side
We can win older voters. Just talk to them. pic.twitter.com/bNBFeLL7Do
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) July 20, 2019
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Police State Watch
A court ruled it was legal for guards to strip search female inmates and force them to remove their tampons in front of male officers for a ‘training exercise’ Business Insider (KW). Lincoln Correctional Center sounds like a hellhole.
Drone pilots now authorized to telecommute Duffel Blog
Boeing 737 MAX
The DC-10 Got Over Its Grounding, Why Won’t The 737 MAX? Simple Flying
Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein’s work release AP (Re Silc).
Toothless, cousin loving The Scalawag
New Inequality Numbers Are a Gift to Campaign Sloganeers Bloomberg. “The top decile of America holds almost about 70% of the national wealth — 31% is held by the top 1%, while the rest of the top 10% holds about 39%. And the bottom half’s share? About 1.3%.”
The Moon Is Full of Money Nautilus
Antidote du jour (via):
Dolphins play alongside boat off California coast pic.twitter.com/0PoT30Kwj0
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 16, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.