via Will an E-Cigarette Ban Do More Harm Than Good?

It is for the children. A phrase that is uttered when you have lost all moral footing.

I don’t get SF, banning e-cigarettes while tobacco remains legal. The article states that if most smokers switched to vaping, nearly 7 million lives would be saved in the next 10 years! That is 7 times as many as soldiers killed in every war we have ever been in, from the Revolution to Iraq.


via Committed emissions from existing energy infrastructure jeopardize 1.5 °C climate target | Nature

In short, the study shows that we have already produced too many cars and power plants to stop catastrophic climate change. Every level of government takes the blame and history will not judge them kindly. We cannot expect corporations to make the transition, their sole purpose is to make money. It has to come from government leadership, at all levels. I live in an area of the US where the city and state have abdicated any and all responsibility.

Are they so different?


Voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.