But the decline in emissions is not happening nearly fast enough. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, the world’s top climate scientists say we must halve greenhouse gas emissions within the next 10 years, and achieve net zero emissions by around midcentury. As it stands now, the world is on track for 3-4 degrees of warming by the end of the century, triggering a series of cataclysmic “tipping points” in the process. … [Read more...] about The hard truth about climate change: The devil’s in the details
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Okay, so how long until I get my vaccine? Reasonably, in at least three months, and likely four to six months. The U.S. has 21 million healthcare workers, and they alone will take seven-plus weeks to vaccinate (three weeks for each of two doses, one month apart). RNA-based vaccines also need to stay much colder than standard pharmacy freezers allow, so distribution will be a challenge. … [Read more...] about Who gets the COVID-19 vaccine first? What are the side effects? Your questions answered
With the setting of an overwhelmed hospital, viewers get a front-row seat to all the misery, pain, and confusion of the virus. We see the terrified eyes of the patients as they’re informed that they can’t go home because they’ll infect their families, and we see the exhausted eyes of the medical staff as they try to figure out how to intubate a patient when all the equipment is already in use on other patients. … [Read more...] about As pandemic winter approaches, the COVID-19 doc ’76 Days’ is a wake-up call
The market with the steepest drop is San Francisco, where demand is more than 76% lower than before the pandemic, when demand was already on the decline. According to VTS data going back to January 2018, demand for office space in San Francisco was down long before the outbreak. “So they were going the wrong direction before this happened,” Romito says. “It’s also probably the most speculative tech market in terms of early companies that are coming to market, and those companies have taken a hit as part of this.” The result for startup-heavy cities like San Francisco could be a surfeit of empty office space, turning once thriving downtown cores into half-vacant ghost towns. … [Read more...] about Everyone thinks COVID-19 destroyed the office. But that’s not the whole story
As viewers around the country tune in for hours-long sessions digesting complex electoral math, it’s likely they’ll be seeking some gastronomic solace. Around the country, it appears that nibbles on the more calorific side are the eats of choice for the night—and one voter didn’t even wait until the evening to stock up. At 11 a.m., ice cream fanatic Joe Biden reportedly made a purchase of ice cream sandwiches and a Dr Pepper. … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?