No, Scott Morrison, my husband does NOT want to be fighting fires this summer! Smarter than Crows (sscegt).
UN summit ‘parallel universe’ to climate emergency: NGOs Agence France Presse
At COP 25, corporate climate movement grows exponentially as new companies announce plans to align with a 1.5°C future (press release) United Nations Global Compact
Koizumi admits to Japan’s coal addiction, but offers no way out Nikkei Asian Review
Drought, Heat, and Victoria Falls: A Climate Story with a Twist Weather Underground
Brexit: election 2019 EU Referendum
Labour loses the working class (!):
Alert reader JB sends this image of the UK’s paper ballots being counted:
But tabulated digitally?
Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson does not have a mandate” to take Scotland out of the EU The Herald. Gauntlet thrown.
Who will replace Jeremy Corbyn? Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey are favourites to be NEXT leader of Labour amid battle between Corbynites and centrists for soul of the party Daily Mail. A battle that should have been joined as soon as Corbyn assumed the leadership, IMNSHO.
Scorching hot take (1):
The UK election result is a stark warning to whoever the Democratic nominee is: Do not equivocate on Brexit.
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) December 12, 2019
Scorching hot take (2):
What The Results Of The UK Election Mean For Madisyn's Bid To Be Fifth-Grade Class President
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) December 12, 2019
Scorching hot take (3):
For those of you saddened by the exit poll, please consider that 5 years is my remaining life expectancy and I have to live with him…
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) December 12, 2019
Obama And The War On Yemen The American Conservative (Re Silc).
On Data Privacy, India Charts Its Own Path NYT (J-LS).
NOAA Warns of Risks in a Warming Arctic Maritime Executive
New Cold War
Hostages of Normandy Process: Ukraine as a Systemic International Problem Valdai Discussion Club
One dead in fire on Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Agence France Presse
Nadler: Ends session; tells lawmakers to ‘search their conscience’ before vote USA Today. Voting Friday. That’s today!
Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trump’s desire for an aggressive defense WaPo. “The emerging Senate GOP plan would provide sufficient time, possibly two weeks, for both the House impeachment managers and Trump’s attorneys to make their arguments before a vote on the president’s fate, according to 13 senators and aides familiar with the discussions.” So, another damp squib?
People Are Flushing Toilets 10 Times, 15 Times McSweeny’s (ChiGal).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
True, Mr. Horowitz asserted no “documentary or testimonial evidence” of anti-Trump bias inside the borders of this investigation. But one has to be obtuse to read this report and not see its authors are incredulous at the idea that the only explanation possible is incompetence and misjudgment on an unimaginable scale by trained FBI professionals. As Mr. Horowitz puts it with almost bemused understatement, “We did not receive satisfactory explanations for the errors or problems we identified.”
Manfred: Negotiations With MiLB A “Tale of Two Cities” Baseball America
A 5,000-Year-Old Plan to Erase Debts Is Now a Hot Topic in America Bloomberg. With a shout-out to Michael Hudson’s And Forgive Them Their Debts (see review at NC here).
Does tapping your can of beer really keep it from fizzing all over you? Phys.org. Science is popping!
Antidote du jour (via):
(Kaeli Swift’s @corvidresearch is a fun account, almost as fun as corvids themselves.)
Bonus antidote (dk):
Two mice having a fight at the London subway
(Photo: Sam Rowley) pic.twitter.com/gOn4qZ5Yv3
— 41 Strange (@41Strange) December 11, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.