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I'm supposed to read this and be cheered up, but I can't help but focus on the gap between what's required and what's being done on that last graph. :(

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/fossil-fuels-just-lost-the-race-against-renewables

Plus I'm hearing a lot more lately about climate change strategy shifts towards adaptation and away from prevention, because it's too late to prevent and we're just going to have to learn to adapt.

Which is not to say that people shouldn't keep upping the investments into renewable.  They should, and I'd be the first person to throw a crazy-ass eco-sustainable party if in 2015 the red bar gobbled up the blue bar like a hippie at an all-you-can-eat kale-and-tofu festival.

But I'm not going to go out and buy any biodegradable tableware just yet, because I've been in this business too long to get excited by slight upticks in the right direction.

When I see these trends finally turning in the right direction, I do not feel like "YAY!"  I feel like "FFS, it's about damned time, what took you so fucking long and do you realize how much you fucked up while you took your sweet time?!"
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Today on Jumbo Joke: it was a close one earlier this week! Drinking And Driving: St. Patrick's Edition.
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A new report by The Intercept details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that have given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. An...
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By the way they don't differentiate between hmm and hmmmmm, and all the implied different meanings.
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Poor people charged more for being poor?

[In Maryland] credit scoring is illegal in setting homeowner’s insurance rates but can be used to help set auto insurance rates. A poor credit score can raise a person’s car insurance rates by up to 40%.
I've been looking into who uses credit scores - FICO scores or other alternative scores - and I've found that the insurance industry is a major user. Homeowners insurance rates, for example, varies...
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More problems adding to circles. Today, a circle with 26 people...nope, can't add one more.
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We believe that smart ideas can turn the city into a better place. Like a dancing traffic light that makes people wait and watch rather than walk through the red light. FOR more safety. ....
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Quantum Mechanics: The Dreams Stuff is Made Of
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I like science, technology, programming, computers, logic, puzzles, conundrums, and oxymorons, science fiction, quantum mechanics, Richard Feynman, and Paul Erdos.

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    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

   
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