- 🧵 by Ramez Naam. Intriguing ideas in there: “A twitter thread of unpopular opinions about climate policy generally, and the #GreenNewDeal specifically. 1/“
“The most effective climate policy of all time, for my mind, is Germany’s early subsidy for solar and wind. These policies had impact not because of the emissions avoided in Germany (relatively small), but because they made solar and wind cheaper for the world.”
- Why Amazon buying eero feels so disappointing. “We all feel trapped — or maybe captured — by the various ecosystems we live in. We all use excellent products every day made by behemoth companies, but increasingly only made by those companies. iPhone or Android, Chrome or Safari, Surface or Mac, Windows or Chrome OS, and even Facebook or Twitter: all, in one way or another, come from one of the big guys.”
- Capitalism’s New Clothes. Evgeny Morozov 16,500-word review of Zuboff’s surveillance capitalism. Didn’t get through the whole thing this time around but quite good so far.
- Forget Everything You Know about 3-D Printing — the “Replicator” Is Here. “Researchers have unveiled a 3D printer that creates an entire object at once, rather than building it layer by layer as typical additive-manufacturing devices do”. Works somewhat like a reverse CT scan.
- Landmark Australian ruling rejects coal mine over global warming.
“It is the first time a new coal mine has been rejected in Australia, the world’s leading coal exporter, because of the potential contribution to global warming.”
- Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years.
“Global warming could temporarily hit 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for the first time between now and 2023, according to a long-term forecast by the Met Office.”
- Brick by LEGO brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm
- Neanderthal Spears Threw Pretty Well
Note — Feb 17, 2019