Gecko Grip: It’s Atomic (Actually) (transcript) KQED
Foreigners pull extra money out of China in Might Reuters (Re Silc).
Earth is ‘actually fairly sick now’ and at risk zone in almost all ecological methods, research says AP. After which there’s Mount Everest:
Disheartening to see the buildup of rubbish at Camp IV on Mt #Everest (8848.86 m). It is excessive time we deal with this difficulty with urgency and dedication. Let’s demand stricter laws, enforcement of fresh climbing practices, and efficient waste administration methods. Video… pic.twitter.com/KGMlRmUuZk
— Everest Right this moment (@EverestToday) Might 28, 2023
Secret behind Amazonian ‘darkish earth’ may assist pace up forest restoration throughout the globe Frontiers Science Communications. “Darkish earth” (terra preta) at NC right here, right here, and right here.
Coastal City Brings Mass Litigation—and an ‘Existential Menace’—to Chemical Giants WSJ. Extra on PFAS at NC right here, right here, and right here.
Mortality Amongst US Veterans Admitted to Neighborhood vs Veterans Well being Administration Hospitals for COVID-19 JAMA. From the Summary: “In a cohort of 64 856 VHA enrollees aged 65 years or older additionally enrolled in Medicare, admission to group hospitals was related to larger risk-adjusted 30-day mortality throughout hospitalization for COVID-19 in contrast with VHA hospitals.”
The following pandemic: How Covid-19 has accelerated the emergence of super-bacteria El Pais. One thing terrible.
Making ready for the subsequent pandemic will take a world dedication FT. “Solely by way of world coverage, with monetary and authorized commitments from governments and worldwide our bodies just like the WHO, can we forestall and put together for the subsequent pandemic.” Fortuitously, world establishments have a deep reservoir of belief on which to attract.
China faces a brand new Covid wave that would peak at 65 million instances per week NBC. “Just like the U.S., China stopped offering weekly case updates this month, making it troublesome to know the true extent of the present outbreak.” “‘Covid-zero enforcement was very interruptive to enterprise,’ mentioned Michael Hart, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, ‘and so we mentioned repeatedly to the Chinese language authorities, what corporations want is stability, readability, to allow them to plan.’” Unusual to suppose that ruling lessons in China and the US are converging ideologically, however right here we’re.
Beijing rejects Taiwan presidential candidate’s ‘weird’ want to have dinner and discuss peace with Xi South China Morning Publish
U.S. Traders Need Extra Publicity to Japan. Right here’s What They Ought to Know Beforehand. Institutional Investor
High Chinese language intelligence official visits Myanmar for ‘cooperation’ talks Channel Information Asia
Antibiotics professional Centrient runs afoul of FDA at Indian manufacturing plant Fierce Pharma. Not the one Indian pharma firm, both.
Moldova gears up for European Political Neighborhood summit Deutsche Welle
Erdoğan pulls out of European summit Politico
Erdoğan’s Resilience New Left Overview
New Not-So-Chilly Warfare
Is the Ukraine warfare reaching a turning level? (transcript) FT. A lot fascinating element, together with the title of the “Russian Volunteer Corps” chief who invaded Belgorod: “White Rex” (!). He has, in fact, a white nationalist clothes firm.
Ukrainian counteroffensive has begun; count on breakthroughs by early June — army knowledgeable New Voice of Ukraine. From Might 24.
British police detain journalist Package Klarenberg, interrogate him about The Grayzone The Grayzone. Straight outta Kafka:
British police detain journalist @KitKlarenberg, interrogate him about The Grayzone
Counter-terror police detained journalist Package Klarenberg upon his arrival in London and subjected him to a 5 hour interrogation about his political opinions and reportinghttps://t.co/RmxZGY8efp pic.twitter.com/YftxSR1Cl0
— The Grayzone (@TheGrayzoneNews) Might 31, 2023
Massive Brother Is Watching You Watch
Amazon’s Ring doorbell was used to spy on clients, FTC says in privateness case Guardian (Carla). Carla writes: “What a shock. However this ridiculous fines routine has to cease. If an organization is an individual, throw the company in jail (their income go to a charity — like as an example, reparations to African People and Indigenous Folks–for a 12 months or regardless of the jail time period is. Or give ’em the dying penalty: pull their company constitution.”
Jim Comey’s Hip New Media Tour Matt Taibbi, Racket Information. “If this had been a channel known as WFBI, the interview wouldn’t have gone in a different way.” Price a learn, simply to get Comey positioned correctly, you probably have not already finished so.
A.I.-Generated Content material Found on Information Websites, Content material Farms and Product Evaluations NYT. I’m wondering what the R0 is for AI-generated bullshit within the content material “ecosystem.” I’m guessing fairly excessive.
EU and US to organize and push for world AI ‘code of conduct’ France24. A voluntary code of conduct.
Police State Watch
NYPD Pursued Terrorism Fees For UES Jordan Neely Protesters Higher East Facet Patch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Contractor mentioned he warned of Davenport constructing collapse Quad Metropolis Occasions (Late Introvert). An excellent query:
Curious since you might have some type of background in these items….Is that this a typical solution to help a bulging brick wall? Particularly with tenants inside. From my understanding this was simply days earlier than the collapse pic.twitter.com/emlbTnoPso
— Purp (@purpispunk) Might 31, 2023
In the meantime, the owner:
FINED FOR COLLAPSE – “On or about Might 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. the defendant failed to keep up his constructing in a protected, sanitary, and structurally sound situation.”
I ought to say so. The constructing partially collapsed.
IF convicted… Andrew Wold should pay $395.
— Zachary Oren Smith (@ZacharyOS) Might 31, 2023
When a Constructing Falls Who Will get to Be Saved? Lyz Lenz, Males Yell at Me.
Billionaires and the Evolution of Overconfidence The Backyard of Forking Paths
Antidote du Jour (by way of):
Tenderness and kindness should not indicators of weak spot and despair
However manifestations of power and backbone.
🎬 deepkathikar pic.twitter.com/RZNTPulKMz
— Ramblings (@ramblingsloa) Might 28, 2023
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.