Open Thread: Complaints and Grievances
So, we've had a couple of days to settle in and kick the tires, and my move to Big Think is now complete.
As I said I'd do earlier, www.daylightatheism.org now redirects to this site. My old site is now an archive, but it's still up and all the permalinks to past posts will continue to work. If you want to see the archive site's front page, go to www.daylightatheism.org/archive. The RSS feed has also been redirected, so if you were subscribed before, you should start seeing articles from the new site in your feed without having to do anything.
If you have any bug reports, complaints or other feedback about the new site (and I know there have been complaints!), please post them here. (Important note: If you're viewing this on the blog's front page and can't figure out where to comment, click on the post title, and it will bring to you a single-post page where you can see the Disqus comments section.) I don't have full control over the layout the way I used to, but I'll bring your feedback to the management, and anything that can reasonably be fixed, I'll try to get fixed.
So far, the number-one complaint is the way that single posts are broken up into pages, which I myself find very annoying. I've already been told that they're working on a change that will allow me to set a single-page viewing option.
It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.
- SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
- A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
- A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
- The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
The world's richest people could breeze through a climate disaster – for a price.
- A new report from a United Nation expert warns that an over-reliance on the private sector to mitigate climate change could cause a "climate apartheid."
- The report criticizes several countries, including the U.S., for taking "short-sighted steps in the wrong direction."
- The world's poorest populations are most vulnerable to climate change even though they generally contribute the least to global emissions.
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