Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Mid-Summer's Day Edition June 23, 2013 Chuckles, Solstice, COP19+, Post-G8, UK Meeting, Indian Monsoon Sumatran Smog, European Flood, World Bank, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Arctic Birds, Methane, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, New Weather, Temperatures GHGs, Aerosols, Clouds, Paleoclimate, Oceans, Extinctions, Bees & CCD Impacts, Forests, Climate Refugees, Desertification, Tornadoes Wildfires, Corals, Acidification, Glaciers, Sea Levels, Floods & Droughts Mitigation, Cities, Biomimicry, Designed Endurance, Transportation Buildings, Sequestration, Geoengineering, Conservation, Adaptation Journals, Other Docs, Misc. Science, Models, Mees, … [Read more...] about Another Week of GW News, June 23, 2013
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Is the presidency just too big to handle? John Dickerson, co-host of "CBS This Morning" penned a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic on how the magnitude of the office itself might be its own greatest impediment. He sat down with Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg for an interview in the new "Face the Nation" studio to dive deep into the scale of the presidency. JEFFREY GOLDBERG: Hello, and welcome to the first and possibly last edition of "Face the Atlantic." I'm Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and my guest is John Dickerson, Atlantic contributing writer who also has a day job at CBS, co-host of "CBS This Morning," former moderator of "Face the Nation" and author of The Atlantic magazine's cover story, "How the Presidency Became Impossible." And we're going to talk today about the presidency. John, you know more about the presidency than many people including presidents. It's disconcerting how much you know about the presidency. So let's just jump … [Read more...] about POTUS: The hardest job in the world?
As earthquake swarms continue to pop off in Oklahoma, experts are turning their attention toward critical infrastructure and what sort of long-term damage may be inflicted by frequent, low-level shaking.But it’s not just the swarms — Oklahoma’s seismic activity in general is enormous compared to the historic tectonic level of only a couple of 3.0 quakes a year. For example, a Stanford University study published in December 2016 found that the seismic energy released the prior eight years was equivalent to ”more than 1,900 years of naturally occurring energy.”Consequently, soil, concrete and steel structures are “susceptible to fatigue and other unique failure modes” under these conditions that were never considered during design, according to an article in the May volume of Leading Edge, a publication of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.“The long-term, low-level shaking associated with repeated minor to moderate magnitude … [Read more...] about How are earthquakes affecting Oklahoma’s infrastructure? Expert says it’s a ‘huge’ issue
Dear Car Talk: I have a 2013 Toyota Prius V with 55,000 miles on it. The full warranty is good through 60,000 miles.During an oil change, the dealer said I have an engine defect causing a small oil leak, but he said he can’t replace it under warranty unless it’s a provable oil drip.He said it’s seeping, but is not dripping yet. He said the repair would cost at least $1,600, and it would have to come out of my pocket.Would you pay to repair it, get another car, or invest in Advil? – AthenaDear Athena: I’d invest in a subscription to the New York Times crossword puzzle. That way, you’ll have something to occupy your time while you’re waiting on hold with Toyota Customer Service ... and the various supervisors you’ll probably have to go through to get this resolved.This doesn’t sound right at all. If the mechanic says it’s a defect, and it’s causing the engine to lose oil, and the car is under warranty, then Toyota should … [Read more...] about Toyota should pay to fix leak on car still under warranty