Simon Evans (of Carbon Brief on 🐦):

"Wow – China just built more offshore wind capacity, in 2021 alone, than the rest of the world had managed in the last 5 years put together.

Its 26GW now accounts for half of the world's 54GW total.

Also, it added twice as much in 2021 as IEA had forecast in…December 2021"

To add: The International Energy Agency is notorious for downplaying future growth of renewable energy.

More fun publisher surveillance:
Elsevier embeds a hash in the PDF metadata that is *unique for each time a PDF is downloaded*, this is a diff between metadata from two of the same paper. Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs.

A fascinating summary of what the eruption had done to the atmosphere.

"The blast from a South Pacific volcano at Tonga was strong enough to jiggle the atmosphere from the surface to the ionosphere, according to preliminary analyses by scientists scattered around the world."

#Volcanoes #Eruptions #Tonga #HungaTongaHungaHaapai

Introduction and ways to engage! 

Hi there fediverse! We're 2 microbiologists nerding out big about all things small.

Toot us cool, recent microbiology articles and we'll try to discuss them Sunday mornings 3PM GMT (10AM EST) on YouTube. Once a month we'll choose 1 paper to do a Deep Dive on so please vote when you have a chance!

We use Zotero to organize: Potentials sorted by "Date Added" for the the weekly news, Discussion and Background for the monthly Deep Dive.

We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia,, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

Job ad: Assistant Professor of Geology 

If you're interested in #teaching #geology to motivated undergrads in a small department, #StLawU has a great geology program.

You are all heartily encouraged to check out the school/department and apply!

#job #jobs #hiring #academicjobs #SLU :boost_requested:

Mapping mental models of science communication: How academics in Germany, Austria and Switzerland understand and practice science communication


#ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #xp
RT @ClimateBen

1. The Arctic
2. The Sundarbans
3. The Amazon Rainforest
4. The Meso-American Reef
5. Antarctica's Southern Ocean
6. The Pantanal
7. The Steppe of Central Asia
8. The Cerrado
9. Lake Chad
10. The Great Barrier Reef

The collapse of Earth's major ecosystems has begun.

More of this please:

"All original, peer-reviewed research articles that are supported in whole, or in part, by Wellcome must be:

* made freely available through PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PMC by the official final publication date


* published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), unless we have agreed, as an exception, to allow publication under a CC BY-ND licence."

#FreeScholarship #OpenAccess #CC

Nice comparison of turbulence in a Baltic Sea algae bloom and storm clouds on Jupiter showing the same structures

#space #ocean #turbulence #physics #nasa

climate, webdev, rant, looking for something else 

I hate my web developer job. No time for unit testing, no time for documentation, no time for creativity or nice algorithms.
Just use whatever trendy JS {front,back}end framework, ship high bandwidth, heavy, soulless sites in no time.
The mere consciousness of it from my colleagues are jokes between two crypto bs talks. The climate catastrophes ahead are literally a joke to them.
I hate that I contribute to this and I want out.

Does anyone here have experience going from this kind of job to a more engineering-focused, ethical one? Tips? Interesting reads? I'd love to hear about it!

Boosts are appreciated!

job ad: PhD position in Formalization of Mathematics 

Freek Wiedijk of Radboud University Nijmegen has announced a PhD position for formalizing Fermat's Last Theorem, probably in Lean:

If you're considering a PhD, I can tell you from experience that the Dutch setup is an excellent option: to me it feels like a job as researcher (with some teaching duties) and after 4 years, I also get a nice gender-neutral title.

(Non open access) Academic papers are weird. The paper itself is copyrighted, but the ideas and equations are ... permissively licensed?


From democracy now this morning, despite being stonewalled by us gov, doctors at Texas Children's developed their own patent-free COVID vaccine and production is now underway in India

Hello! My name is Colin and I am a mathematician.

Today is JRR Tolkien’s thirteentieth birthday. Have you got some troublesome jewellery to dispose of? A job for a burglar*? If there’s something I can help with, let me know!

* I don’t really burgle. I can burble if necessary.

"I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier", the first popular anti-war song, was a hit in 1915.

I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier,
I brought him up to be my pride and joy.
Who dares to place a musket on his shoulder,
To shoot some other mother's darling boy?
Let nations arbitrate their future troubles,
It's time to lay the sword and gun away.
There'd be no war today,
If mothers all would say,
"I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier."

You can listen unrestricted at

'Magical’ Coral Spawning Is Sign of Hope for #GreatBarrierReef

#Coral spawning is one way in which corals reproduce. During most of the year, the #jellyfish-like animals reproduce asexually. But, once every year, they send tiny balls containing sperm and eggs up into the water. These balls break apart, the sperm and eggs bump into each other and new coral babies are born...


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