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In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc (The New York Times)
American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.
clippings  hacking  crime  accountability  EternalBlue  information+security  power  corruption  National+Security+Agency  ransomware  oversight 
23 days ago by mjb
In a Warming World, Evidence of a Human ‘Fingerprint’ on Drought (The New York Times)
A new study finds human-caused global warming has affected patterns of drought going back to the turn of the 20th century.
clippings  environment  climate+change  anthropocene  global+warming  drought 
6 weeks ago by mjb
Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse (The Guardian)
"No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response...."
rebellion  protests  environment  clippings  libertiesrights  civil+disobedience 
8 weeks ago by mjb
Sajid Javid calls for 'full force of law' against Extinction Rebellion protesters (The Guardian)
“They have no right to cause misery for the millions of people who are trying to lead their daily lives.” Same could be said for policy makers, influence peddlers & their paymasters hoarding wealth and chaining us to dooming policies.
clippings  libertiesrights  climate+change  environment  London  Extinction+Rebellion 
8 weeks ago by mjb
Satellite confirms key NASA temperature data: The planet is warming — and fast (The Washington Post)
"If anything, the researchers found, the pace of climate change could be somewhat more severe than previously acknowledged, at least in the fastest warming part of the world — its highest latitudes."
clippings  climate+change  environment  global+warming 
8 weeks ago by mjb
We Asked the 2020 Democrats About Climate Change (Yes, All of Them). Here Are Their Ideas. (The New York Times)
'...while the sense of urgency has grown, many politicians still speak in generalities. Though scientists have laid out solutions that would be effective, those are less politically appealing than the broad principles now dominating the conversation.

One reason is the outsize influence of fossil fuels. “More than half our states produce some amount of oil and gas,” said Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. “All states use oil and gas. And notice I haven’t even used the ‘C word’ of coal.”'
clippings  power  corruption  climate+change  environment  presidential+election 
8 weeks ago by mjb
‘When the Glaciers Disappear, Those Species Will Go Extinct’ (The New York Times)
"America’s glaciers are losing ice as the world warms. That’s disrupting habitats for fish, insects and even bacteria."
clippings  Alaska  glaciers  climate+change  global+warming  melting 
8 weeks ago by mjb

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