- Exxon Mobile knew since at least the 70s about the potential harm caused by global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.
- In the 80s, they concluded that global warming would actually be good for profits; the polar ice caps would melt, making it easier to get at Arctic oil reserves.
- They started to collaborate with other fossil fuel companies to knowingly lie about CO2 emissions and its effects, in order to stop any global coordinated efforts to to prevent climate change.
One of the hidden joys of birding: as I keep my checklists of sightings, I submit them to Cornell's ornithology lab. They then use all that citizen-science data to do stuff like this animated migration map for the cedar waxwing. https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/cedwax/abundance-map-weekly
@makingarecord the Deep Space 9 theme sounds to me like the Next Generation theme but slowly rotating in place rather than zooming around, which seems appropriate
Oh I just figured out why: it superficially resembles the theme to "Deep Space 9," which ALWAYS gets me.
In the interest of transparency, and to prove I am the ultimate sap, you should all know that I was just moved by a piece of stock music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVB9_BOPyLE
I can't stop thinking about this astonishing thing: they buy electricity to pump water up a mountain at night, then they release the water down the mountain to generate electricity during the day, when the price goes up, to sell it at a profit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jx_bJgIFhI
"Political activism here [in Appalachia] is ever-brimming with life-and-death urgency... 'Ours is a region that makes graveyards for mountains, because companies have made our mountains into graveyards,' wrote queer historian Elizabeth Catte."
!!! "Jim Henson's 'Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas' Is Coming to Theaters"
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Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!