Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

It's 46 degrees in Midland today. Here's the news—

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The Capitol Riot and Climate Disinformation

New York Times (Tweet)

They’re more closely related than you might think

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Amy Coney Barrett Should Recuse Herself from Big Oil’s Supreme Court Case

Bill McKibben, New Yorker (Tweet)

The Justice’s father, who was an attorney for Shell for decades, could have direct knowledge of how the company managed climate threats.

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The Quantum Computer Revolution Must Include Women

Chandralekha Singh, Scientific American (Tweet)

Physics is still dominated by men, which means we’re largely missing out on the talents of half the population -- Read more on

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Dear Elon Musk: Here’s how you should donate your money

Kelsey Piper, Vox (Tweet)

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO and world’s richest person is asking for guidance on how to give away money effectively. Here’s some advice inspired by effective altruism.

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Rising Costs of U.S. Flood Damage Linked to Climate Change

Thomas Frank, E&E News, Scientific American (Tweet)

As warming temperatures intensified precipitation over the last 30 years, floods costs have risen by $2.5 billion -- Read more on

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Progressives Gear Up For Broad New Push On Climate Action

Juana Summers, NPR (Tweet)

The Green New Deal Network is launching with over $20 million to promote their agenda, as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office and Democrats set to control both chambers of Congress.

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POLITICO Playbook: Your guide to impeachment day

By Chris Hayes, Politico (Tweet)

And President-elect Joe Biden and top Democrats plot an "aggressive" pandemic response.

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New Zealand's neighborhood just got tougher. A top Mori official will help chart a course.

Charlotte Graham-McLay, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Nanaia Mahuta, the first Indigenous woman to be her country's foreign minister, wants to defend democratic values while staying on good economic terms with China.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.