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Episode 59 - Energy Abundance

Episode 59 - Energy Abundance

Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspective

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News Discussed

Google seems to say that carbon footprint of solar breaks even pretty early and is at least better than gas and coal.

Here's the master study that articles tend to cite

Here is nasa giving irradiance data for new york

Family care centers in at least two states discarded thousands of cans of unopened, unexpired baby formula

Moderna has an omicron-specific booster that works really well!

Vaccine approved for humans under 5yrs old

Germany will use more coal! 

France’s nuclear energy output drops due to lack of maintenance of their nuclear fleet due to a pivot towards renewables

Chandler v California Department of Corrections targets California S.B. 132 

Collin Wright kicked off Paypal and Etsy soon after

WNYC and NYT both openly saying some kids may be being pushed into sex change too aggressively. 

FINA says to compete in swimming, transition must be before age 12

“Progressive prosecutor” Chesa Boudin crushed in San Francisco

The Asian Thing

A crazy dude almost tried to kill Brett Kavenaugh 

Inflation is high! But core CPI is falling

Employment is way up!

US to seize all imports from Xinjiang unless proven not made by slaves 

 Supreme Court allows states to use gerrymandered congressional maps in the 2022 midterm elections

SpaceX will be required to take more than 75 actions to mitigate environmental impacts before the company can receive a launch license for the site from the FAA

Turing test passed with flying colors

G7 discussing a price cap on Russian energy exports

Happy News!

Joe Biden proposes plan to save the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

Driverless rideshare service approved in San Francisco!

Santa Claus is running for Alaska’s open house seat!

Vasectomy Switch

Popular/Beloved old lady had her house gifted to her by neighbors :) 

Diversity is supposed to be good because it promotes ... exposure to a wide range of ideas

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Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.