Notice the change at the bottom of the graph? Anyway you look at it that sudden change is alarming.
It is worth noting that, nothing presented here is new, but XKCD author Randall Munroe is a master in making complex topics and difficult to grasp issues of scale easily approachable.
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20 Years ago John Perry Barlow published the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace:
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
Now it is just more of the same, regardless of who ultimately wins:
If we are going to survive this century, we need to move away from decision-based evidence-making and truly make evidence-based decisions. Public access to publicly funded science would help ensure that the government relies on the facts, not on ideology. Science is too important to democracy to be kept in a government vault. -Elizabeth May
In this election, the most important issue facing Canada is not the economy, it isn’t deficits, and it is not conservative vs progressive values.
Physicists who want to protect traditional Christmas realize that the only way to keep from changing Christmas is not to observe it.
That is all.
At Seymour Norte island in the Galapagos Islands
Our last full day in the Galapagos ended with a swim with 4 curious young sea lions. It was all fun and games until the beachmaster showed up.
Paragliding at sunset one day and looking out over the Amazon the next.
Way #256: Becoming Arapaima food
These carnivorous arapaima were 2.5 meters long and very hungry
Thankfully they don’t have any teeth so all their food has to fit down their throats, so we were relatively safe.
Way #512: This
No one in their right mind would ever get on a rickety rope swing 70 meters up, but you aren’t in your right mind. Or at least I wasn’t.
Bonus way to die: White water canoeing in a dugout canoe
Everything is going as well as can be expected until you slam into some rocks.