Since Mexico is on the metric system I think it would be more precise to say it was a “metric fuckton” which is actually larger than an imperial fuckton.
Let’s play hit or miss comments science.
I believe the official measurement is "a fuckton."
While he’s a long-shot candidate...
Jay Inslee may have little chance of getting elected & his plan implemented. However, as a country we need more of this type of aspirational thinking on a whole host of issues.
So glad the wife and I never had kids. What have you done to make the world a better place?
My guess is that this is all a bit of political theatre.
It’s below the image.
Canada here. Have we said ‘sorry’ yet?
Followed the second to the last twitter link. Here’s the bigger picture:
Lifelong Albertan here. This is the absolute earliest I can remember our city being choked out by smoke. Air quality is a 10+, something we didn’t hit until August last year. This has become the new normal around here, though generally as a result of BC forest fires and our generally westerly-flow. However, we have…
“okay but just how rich can we get before it all dissolves?”
Old news but absolutely worth repeating.
The worst part about this kind of “news” is that nobody who’s looked into climate misinformation over the past decade is surprised by it. Fossil fuel extraction companies knew exactly what would happen if their product was continued to be used: the burning of fossil fuels would cause global warming. But they didn’t…
Very cool. It’s going to take a lot of work to get the U.S. (let alone other countries) to net-zero emissions but the only way to do so (without, uh, causing catastrophes) requires smart policy decisions. These sound like a good start.
This is good ecology reporting, Brian.
Angeleno here. The biggest and most immediate impact would be affordable housing initiatives. People don’t spend 2-3 hours a day commuting from the Inland Empire because it’s fun, it’s because they can’t afford to live where they work. Sure, increasing density and transit may help, but a more immediate help would be…
As a recent NYC transplant to Los Angeles, I think the biggest challenge of any sort of effective public transit solutions in LA is the sprawl. Practically everything here is wide and low-lying. Streets and sidewalks are massive and take forever to walk across. And even when “dense” housing is built near Metro stops,…
I would be totally down if this makes LA more like Tokyo. Having a well-thought out transit system that’s easy to use and goes everywhere, and then those of us who are car enthusiasts can go driving to the mountains on the weekend. Hopefully this steps up the timeline for companies building easy electric conversion…