Brian Kahn
briankahn
Managing editor, Earther
10/1/19
10:51 PM
3

Rude to make me relive my childhood trauma as a lifelong Pats fan. 

9/24/19
7:20 PM
6

Damn you’re right. I inadvertently dunked on my own bald ass self.

9/24/19
7:17 PM
17

For sure. iirc she runs parts of her speeches by scientists, much like any good journalist would do if they were wanting to get the facts right!

9/24/19
6:52 PM
7

Sorry for the goof and making people want cheeseburgers. Fixed!

9/23/19
4:56 PM
73

China is not a party to the third Optional Protocol, the mechanism they’re bring a complaint through (you can find all 51 signatories of the protocol here). All five countries are in the G20, and a ruling in favor of kids would have potential to have repercussions with the bigger emitters like China, U.S., and all the Read more

9/23/19
4:09 PM
19

All of this is correct. In addition, the lawyers on the case also said the countries are representative of the G20.

9/23/19
4:06 PM
28

I would hardly call it a vanity project for her, and she was adamant in the press conference announcing the suit that reporters ask other kids questions. 

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. Read more

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, Read more

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.