Donald Trump, who once claimed that climate change was a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese has indicated that his EPA transition team will be led by Myron Ebell, who claims that accession to the Paris Climate Accord is unconstitutional, that global warming is "modest" and "nothing to worry about" and even that "a warming trend would be good for other people" because "more people die from blizzards and cold spells than from heat waves."
Politico reports that Trump is "seriously considering" Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury; Mnuchin worked for Goldman Sachs for 17 years and now runs a hedge fund. Trump earlier stated that Mnuchin would be his pick for Alexander Hamilton's old job. Mnuchin also ran Trump's campaign finance team.
No word yet on whether Mnuchin will get Trump any $250,000 speaking gigs with Goldman Sachs.
Trump’s handpicked EPA transition team leader is bad news for Miami—and the planet
[Josh Baumgard/Curbed Miami]
Meet Trump's Cabinet-in-waiting
[Nancy Cook and Andrea Restuccia/Politico]
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Rolls Royce just arranged for a “deferred prosecution” with UK prosecutors over revelations that it had committed jailable offenses by bribing overseas officials in order to secure their business; under this arrangement, prosecutors have allowed Rolls Royce to pay to have the prosecution halted and to have their executives immunized from criminal repercussions for their […]
The criminals of Paris have targeted super-rich visitors in a string of daring robberies — one gang broke into Kim Kardashian’s hotel room, tied her up, and stole millions in jewels; another carjacked a pair of rich Qatari sisters’ Bentley and made off with $5.3m in valuables; another one tried to rob Bollywood star Mallika […]
On Quartz, Dave Edwards and Helen Edwards assert that after studying 30 professions, they’ve concluded that the occupations that are most resistant to roboticization are those that are “unpredictable” — CEOs, school psychologists, economists, allergists, immunologists, and environmental scientists.
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You know as well as I that writing complex, long-long form text requires significant organization. You’re probably also well aware that Word just isn’t up to the task. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Scrivener, the software suite used by best-selling authors and technical writers alike.Scrivener is much more than another digital typewriter. With a […]
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