It’s Official: 2018 Was the Fourth-Warmest Year on Record

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„NASA scientists announced Wednesday that the Earth’s average surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth highest in nearly 140 years of record-keeping and a continuation of an unmistakable warming trend.

“The five warmest years have, in fact, been the last five years,” said Gavin A. Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the NASA group that conducted the analysis. “We’re no longer talking about a situation where global warming is something in the future. It’s here. It’s now.”“

Over all, 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2001.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/06/climate/fourth-hottest-year.html

Plattformevolution: Wie Spotify macht, was Soundcloud nicht gelungen ist, und mit Gimlet und Anchor zum “YouTube für Audio” wird

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Die heute bekannt gewordenen Übernahmen von Gimlet und Anchor durch Spotify werden Podcasts langfristig ordentlich durchrütteln. (Spotify plant, noch ein paar hundert Millionen € mehr in diesem Feld dieses Jahr zu investieren.) Meine Gedanken dazu:
https://neunetz.com/2019/02/06/plattformevolution-wie-spotify-macht-was-soundcloud-nicht-gelungen-ist-und-mit-gimlet-und-anchor-zum-youtube-fuer-audio-wird/

Perspective | The collective madness behind Britain’s latest Brexit plan

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„Britain is one of the richest and most advanced democracies in the world. It is currently locked in a room, babbling away to itself hysterically while threatening to blow its own kneecaps off. This is what nationalist populism does to a country.“
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-collective-madness-behind-britains-latest-brexit-plan/2019/01/31/48d4d67e-2578-11e9-81fd-b7b05d5bed90_story.html

‘Everything is not going to be okay’: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble

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„If you have an infant daughter, she is expected to live 81.1 years, and so she will be here for 2100, a year that is no longer mythical. [..] During her lifetime, the oceans will acidify at a rate not seen in 66 million years. One research team suggests that by her 29th birthday, there will be no more saltwater fish.“
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html