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Daily Archives: June 5, 2022

Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050

Vox: “As the climate crisis accelerates, it’s worth asking what to expect if we aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions now, and what would happen if we do nothing. As part of our Weather 2050 project, we used the latter scenario to look at what could happen to temperature and precipitation in US cities by the middle of the century. We found that by 2050, many US cities may resemble hotter, more southern parts of the country today. We’ve mapped a few of the most striking transitions here…As you can see in this map, climate change means cities could move further south in terms of their temperature and rainfall patterns. In some cases, the closest match may be hundreds of miles away. If you want to get a sense of what climate change could mean for your city, you might need to take a road trip. By 2050, in Cleveland, Ohio, the average summer high is going to heat up by 5.4°F. The average winter low will rise by 5.3°F. That means Cleveland will have the climate of a St. Louis suburb more than 500 miles away. Let’s zoom in on how climate in different regions could shift. Take a look at this animation of changes in the northeastern US…You can see that Scranton, Pennsylvania, will have a climate that resembles that of Round Hill, Virginia, today. That’s a distance of about 220 miles as the crow flies, but it means that Scranton will face average summer peaks that are 4.8°F higher and winter temperature low that are 5.5°F higher. We can also see this in the southeastern US…”

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022: Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

The Free Learning List

Published by The School of Thought International, a 501c3 nonprofit and registered Australian Charity organization. The Internet’s Best Education Resources. “We’re attempting something quite ambitious: to save the world from itself by popularizing critical thinking, reason, and understanding.  So far our non-profit’s creative commons resources have reached over 30 million people – so while this… Continue Reading

The Digital Transformation of Law: Are We Prepared for Artificially Intelligent Legal Practice?

Bridgesmith, Larry and Elmessiry, Adel, The Digital Transformation of Law: Are We Prepared for Artificially Intelligent Legal Practice? (2021). Akron Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2021, Available at SSRN: “We live in an instant access and on-demand world of information sharing. The global pandemic of 2020 accelerated the necessity of remote working and… Continue Reading

Global plastic waste set to almost triple by 2060, says OECD

“The use of plastics is surging and could nearly triple by 2060, Axios’ Erin Doherty reports. The math for 2060, via a new OECD report out today: The buildup of plastics in bodies of water could triple. Plastic leakage to the environment could double. Almost two-thirds of plastic waste will be from short-lived items, including… Continue Reading

Deaths by Firearm, Compared Against Injury-Related Deaths

Flowing Data – “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention track cause of death over time, under several classifications and groupings. Among 1- to 19-year-olds, regulations decreased motor vehicle deaths, but deaths by firearms increased and became the leading mechanism in 2018.” Firearms Are the Leading Injury Mechanism Among 1- to 19-year-olds in the United… Continue Reading

Interactive Map: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Institute for the Study of War: “This interactive map complements the static control-of-terrain maps that ISW daily produces with high-fidelity and, where possible, street level assessments of the war in Ukraine. ISW’s daily campaign assessments of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including our static maps, are available at; you can subscribe to these daily reports… Continue Reading