The policy response to Miami’s inundations is defined by short-termism, vested interests, inadequate resources, a Hobbesian scrum of federal, state, county and city agencies, and denial https://t.co/58sH5FYyqJ
“Thanks to hours of interviews with Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s biography offers a personal look at the prickly man who shaped much of the modern world.” From our summer reads collection https://t.co/kS5RTwff6U
The best answer to Miami’s inundation is a medley of partial fixes. These would include heavy investment in practical solutions and aggressive steps to mitigate global emissions https://t.co/Cliq9Jp5AU
Josephine Baker lived a double life: she was a glamorous performer in Paris and she spied for the Allies. “The Flame of Resistance”, a new book, recounts her clandestine activities https://t.co/5GsaDigzdl
Whenever the water-table rises, groundwater seeps up through the porous limestone on which it sits. This phenomenon causes additional flooding during the storms that climate change is intensifying https://t.co/uLZ6iPgwUB
Additional files on Josephine Baker’s intelligence activities during the second world war were released by the French government in 2020. They have informed Damien Lewis’s new book https://t.co/fJKzGeo3PP
In recent months China has flown fighter jets dangerously close to Western military aircraft in international airspace. The moves are designed to intimidate—but they smack of recklessness https://t.co/Mi2YKFwVGy
Concrete is the second-most used resource on Earth after water, and is responsible for 8% of man-made carbon emissions.
In Finland, one company is working on an innovative solution.
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China created hereditary class labels in 1950, in part to punish the old guard. These have allowed researchers to distinguish between old elites and everyone else, and to follow their fortunes https://t.co/wWZMI9LZiM
China’s top media regulator has banned portrayals of “effeminate” and “sissy” men, as well as “boys’ love” dramas. The government seems to believe that sexual orientation can be socially engineered https://t.co/yES7S2WbCh
Harold Gillies established the first specialist maxillofacial unit in Britain. “The Facemaker”, a new book, recounts how he rebuilt the faces of soldiers maimed during the first world war https://t.co/CGYUqKzE2u
Governments in Asia are increasingly worried about the public-health implications of entire generations growing up short-sighted. Those in other parts of the world should start worrying, too https://t.co/uAO3C10ea7