There are many other great lines in this, including confirmation that Krypton isn’t a planet.
Rockets that land are a new thing, so it’s probably a minor oversight. No one was hurt in the blast. It’s hard to reuse a rocket that lands, if it then explodes.
One of my fondest memories in politics is when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Peter Kent a POS in the House of Commons.
This is fun. Nice to have a PM with a public sense of humour.
“Just watch me,” is a famous PET quote from an interview on the steps of Parliament during the October Crisis.
Air drop beavers to repopulate a species? OK, said the late 1940s.
We’ll need something better than flying beavers to survive climate change, says Bill Gates (who was once a great innovator out to get rich). Now he’s a rich person out to get innovative.
Maybe flying/falling tree planting? After all, it’s what trees do to plant themselves.
This will come as quite a shock to many, since I’m a long time Green voter, but I’m endorsing Trudeau for PM, but think his party needs to start advising him better immediately after the election. This endorsement surprises even me, because I didn’t wake up knowing I was going to make it, I just got a giggle in my head when I thought of doing it, and it seemed like a good joke to make.
At least I’m free to make my endorsement as I see fit, no matter how ill advised.
“A well-known dictum of macroeconomics is Say’s Law: that supply creates demand.”
I independently discovered this, I didn’t know it was called Say’s Law.
Before I created the Pet Foil Hat Technology, no one bought foil hats for pets. My supply, created the demand.
The same can be said for plenty of things in dollar stores, and even Value Village shelves at Halloween.
The Bank of England explains how it’s liable to overlook climate change action, until it’s too late.
Human drivers are judged extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of global warming since the mid-20th century.
The horizon for monetary policy extends out to 2-3 years. For financial stability it is a bit longer, but typically only to the outer boundaries of the credit cycle – about a decade.
In other words, once climate change becomes a defining issue for financial stability, it may already be too late.
This paradox is deeper, as Lord Stern and others have amply demonstrated. As risks are a function of cumulative emissions, earlier action will mean less costly adjustment.
The desirability of restricting climate change to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels leads to the notion of a carbon ‘budget’, an assessment of the amount of emissions the world can ‘afford’.
Such a budget – like the one produced by the IPCC – highlights the consequences of inaction today for the scale of reaction required tomorrow.