Brian Kahn
briankahn
Managing editor, Earther
9/9/19
12:33 PM
6

I think that’s a valid concern, particularly for those invested in the status quo or pet issues. I mean, Franzen is Exhibit A, but there’s also more worrying stuff that’s ended up in far-right shooter manifestos, most recently with the El Paso shooter. Those people will almost always find a reason to justify inaction.

9/9/19
11:33 AM
21

4. Move to New Zealand and pull up the drawbridge when things get really bad.

9/7/19
11:50 AM
1

The concert wasn’t even that good! And don’t even get me started on the subway woes I had getting there and back...

9/7/19
11:48 AM
10

Myers hasn’t actually been confirmed because (you’ll be shocked to hear) of concerns over the conflicts of interest highlighted in your comment. So NOAA has been working under an acting administrator since 2017. The current person filling the role is Neil Jacobs who has his own potential conflict of interest concerns,

9/5/19
4:55 PM
12

Thanks for the reminder! You’re right, I should’ve described them more clearly/linked out. (Also hope we’ll see you around these parts more often!)

8/6/19
2:16 PM
32

Yes! Wild boar sausage is a just fancy upsell way of saying feral hog.

8/1/19
3:51 PM
9

As a former ski bum, sounds fun. But if this is the study you’re referring to, there are still huge unknowns and risks involved. The process is nowhere near as straightforward or easy as you’re making it out to be, though I do think we agree this is an important area of study we need more of.

8/1/19
1:37 PM
32

“cut emissions by lots, assholes.” -Dense non aqueous phase liquid 2020

7/3/19
12:59 PM
8

Here’s a handy map showing the distinctions by region. They’re all different names for the same thing (generically, they’re all tropical cyclones).

6/28/19
12:42 PM
24

I know that’s how it’s been in past elections, but poll after poll has shown climate change is now a top concern. To wit:

6/22/19
11:57 AM
78

What have you done to make the world a better place?”

6/19/19
5:00 PM
1

All fair points! Can’t wait to find out how this all plays out in the election before we even have the first primary down here.

6/19/19
4:43 PM
6

I see the safety argument making the rounds, but I also think it’s worth noting that a) pipelines are far from infallible and there will be a big uptick in ship traffic in the Salish Sea b) the expansion will allow for nearly three times more oil to move than trains currently transport and c) the climate impacts are

6/19/19
2:55 PM
3

Yeah I can see where you’re coming from with that. I doubt it’s going to win over any Conservatives, but it does take a wedge away from Scheer and co. At the same time, though, approving a pipeline after declaring a climate emergency also seems like a good way to blow up your credibility with climate-focused voters. I