Paul Kedrosky

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The replies to tweets like this are a dispiriting mix of partisanship, availability bias, and general innumeracy. twitter.com/metoffice/stat…
The things on earth you can spot from space aren't exactly the sorts of things you'd put in brochures to attract space aliens. twitter.com/kosmi64833127/…
Morning intervals. I may now just go lie down for a bit.
You can now spot European ski resorts from satellite by the dots from snow guns. The future, ladies and gentlemen. twitter.com/sam_amosam/sta…
Readings: • Ozone pollution is on the rise in the West hcn.org/articles/pollu… • Ozone Exposure, Outdoor Physical Activity, and Incident Type 2 Diabetes ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EH… • Air pollution exposure is associated with the gut microbiome sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
OH: Dude is like an rpg character who has beaten the game, and is now just bagging side quests.
New post: Kedrosky Daily Graphs • 2021-11-09 • Today's Kedrosky Daily Graphs kedrosky.org/graphmailer/ke…
We are gonna outgrow the environmental apocalypse. Whew. twitter.com/nephologue/sta…
Good piece on how energy transition represents a similar kind of econo-existential threat to many communities in the U.S. that offshored manufacturing did. The China Shock’s Lessons for the Green Economy foreignaffairs.com/articles/unite…
Readings: • High Sitting Time Is a Behavioral Risk Factor for Depression frontiersin.org/articles/10.33… • Air pollution interacts with genetic risk to influence cortical networks implicated in depression pnas.org/content/118/46…
tl;dr: Marathon road closure-related delays in getting to hospitals cause longer ambulance transport times and higher 30-day mortality Delays in Emergency Care and Mortality during Major U.S. Marathons pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28402772/
Likely to see some heat records set in the northeastern U.S. this week, as an anomalous (sic) week's temperatures peak Friday.
Denver hit 80 F over weekend, more than 20 F above normals. and blithe humans predictably celebrated the "nice weather". Just an astonishingly blinkered species. thedenverchannel.com/news/local-new…
"The climate crisis is not a crisis of greenhouse gas emissions. It is a crisis of cleverness, of us thinking we know it all." braveneweurope.com/wolfgang-knorr…
tl;dr: Emissions data worldwide is replete with errors and omissions, causing billions of tons of CO₂ to be unreported. Climate pledges built on flawed emissions data, Post investigation finds washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
Readings: • Atmospheric CO2 over the Past 66 Million Years from Marine Archives annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.114… • Surface air temperature for October 2021 climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-te… • The Hot Hand in the NBA 3-Point Contest: The Importance of Location nber.org/papers/w29468#…
New post: Kedrosky Daily Graphs • 2021-11-08 • Today's Kedrosky Daily Graphs kedrosky.org/graphmailer/ke…
#Chilean #desert #dump Giant piles of discarded "fast fashion" in Chile can be seen from space. -20.233, -70.098 twitter.com/hancocktom/sta…
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Nutrition science exists largely to make astrology look good: • Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Autoimmune Disease Risk medscape.com/viewarticle/96… • Does fish oil cause cardiac arrhythmia in high-risk individuals? peterattiamd.com/does-fish-oil-…
Too many years of denial, too much magical thinking that 100 years of farming means anything when climate goes through step changes. Drought is forcing farmers in Colorado to make tough choices npr.org/2021/11/06/105…
I had this dream the other night about a sort of Rear Window remake built around some pandemic shut-in observing tweets from a stranger who has killed his spouse, and has no followers, but keeps tweeting angrily about a duck. #LarsThorwald
Readings: • Retinal detection of kidney disease and diabetes via deep learning nature.com/articles/s4155… • The Greatest Unknown Intellectual of the 19th Century thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the-greatest-u…
Some fascinating differences in this study of 1GB mobile data costs by country: - The three most expensive are all in Africa - 30,000% price diff between extremes - Canada is among the most expensive in developed world - India is cheapest in the world visualcapitalist.com/cost-of-mobile…
Readings: • Bird population declines have changed the sound of spring nature.com/articles/s4146… • The man from the future: How John Von Neumann changed the world telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-… • Animal survival in the age of megafire onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gc…
New post: Kedrosky Daily Graphs • 2021-11-07 • Today's Kedrosky Daily Graphs kedrosky.org/graphmailer/ke…
80 F in Denver in mid November. Just batshit. twitter.com/NWSBoulder/sta…
The Beijing Winter Games will require almost 49 million gallons of water to create snow for the alpine events. Last year the venue had 2cm of natural snow. Total. theguardian.com/world/2021/nov…
Hey, Runalyze, love you guys, but this (still-falling) half-marathon time prognosis for me is delusional.
This mode of thinking is one of the reason I spend most weekends and evening working with physical objects, whether it's training, building things, or repairing things I could easily replace.
This is terrific and centering, by @BStulberg /via @DrMJoyner The Mental Health Benefits of Doing Real Things outsideonline.com/health/wellnes…
Readings: /v @getmatterapp • This is the Dream Time overcomingbias.com/2009/09/this-i… • Collecting wisdom gist.github.com/merlinmann/09a… • Loneliness and me ft.com/content/408afd…
Related (depressing) reading: • Plans for largest US solar field north of Vegas scrapped apnews.com/article/techno…
Human NIMBY-ism, magical thinking, and but-not-me exceptionalism are major obstacles to energy transition axios.com/newsletters/ax…
"In science if you know what you are doing you should not be doing it. In engineering if you do not know what you are doing you should not be doing it." - Richard Hamming in The Art of Doing Science & Engineering, 1997 /v @sfiscience
Readings: • 50 sigma events for t distributions johndcook.com/blog/2021/10/0… • How heavy-tailed is the t distribution? statisticaloddsandends.wordpress.com/2021/11/06/how…
Readings: • Polar bears likely to be near extinct by 2100 nature.com/articles/s4155… • Nunavut set warmth records by large margins in October nunatsiaq.com/stories/articl… • Almost all new power plants being built in the U.S. use renewables canarymedia.com/articles/clean…
New post: Kedrosky Daily Graphs • 2021-11-06 • Today's Kedrosky Daily Graphs kedrosky.org/graphmailer/ke…
It’ll never sit right with me how the eyes really are part of the brain. Like, it’s true but I don’t like it.
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Dear Barron's: I don't think the words "bubble", "dabble" and "safely" mean what you think they mean in your weekend cover article. Helpfully, Paul
Everything that I can't tweet, I just text to @dickc. While it's somewhat satisfying, the poor bastard is like my personal elephant graveyard of scurrilous tweets.
For the date, mostly: Fusion companies are usually careful to keep deliverables a decade out. Helion Raises $500 Million, Targets 2024 for Demonstrating Net Electricity from Fusion helionenergy.com/articles/helio…
¹ Heller, Joseph, Catch-22, a Novel. New York :The Modern library, 1961.
“They're trying to kill me," Yossarian told him calmly. No one's trying to kill you," Clevinger cried. Then why are they shooting at me?" Yossarian asked. They're shooting at everyone," Clevinger answered. "They're trying to kill everyone." And what difference does that make?”¹
13% of US adults are estimated to have diabetes, up 50% since 2000. twitter.com/whsource/statu…
Depressing how many people I hear from who were cluckingly glued to recent environmental festivities, and are now blithely lining up recreational travel over the next few months, because, you know, boredom.
tl;dr: Pneumonia among children under 5 increased by 3.2% for every PM2.5 (fine particulate) increase of 10 µg/m³. Associations between ambient fine particulate matter and child respiratory infection sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Westley: What I wouldn't give for a holocaust cloak. Inigo: There we cannot help you. Fezzik: Would this do? Inigo: Where did you get that? - The Princess Bride (1987) I model my approach to math problems after Westley—always clear on what I wish I had—because it's often there.
Texting indecipherable linear algebra of complex numbers to one of the offspring, as one does.
Clever, obviously, to use the well-known, multi-decadal decline in human body temperature, in context, as a kind of biological accelerometer.
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