Sunday Night time Owls: One thing else that wants Operation Warp Velocity—the local weather disaster

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That is price reflecting on, as a result of we’re surrounded by existential threats. Principally, local weather change. The dimensions of the issue is huge.

So is the reply: Operation Warp Velocity for local weather.

The US authorities ought to throw its muscle behind ramping up a mammoth, fast rollout of all types of renewable vitality. That features those we already know learn how to construct—like photo voltaic and wind—but additionally experimental rising sources like geothermal and small nuclear, and cutting-edge types of vitality storage or transmission. It’s not as if the feds have performed nothing on renewables; tax credit for photo voltaic are partly why adoption is up and the worth is down. However in comparison with the terrifying scale of the issue, the spending has been chump change. For the previous 40 years, the US has spent 37 p.c extra on R&D for fossil fuels than for renewables. […]

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On this date at Each day Kos in 2010—MA-Sen: Marketing campaign Frenzy:

The primary dialog you may have with folks in Massachusetts nowadays is about what cellphone calls they’ve gotten. “I used to be house at this time,” my father instructed me on Friday, “and the majority of the cellphone calls we received had been in regards to the election: Invoice Clinton, the DNC, a Coakley volunteer, the Brown marketing campaign, my union president…” Saturday, it was a robocall from Scott Brown’s daughter complaining in regards to the unfavourable assaults in opposition to her father. (That’s, in opposition to disclosure of his document and positions.) Right this moment, my mom answered the cellphone and was requested if she believed that marriage was between a person and a girl. When she replied no, the Nationwide Group for Marriage thanked her and signed off. Moments later, the cellphone rang. It was MassEquality calling to let folks know NOM was making calls.

At Coakley marketing campaign headquarters, and close by on the Massachusetts Democratic Social gathering, volunteer phonebankers typically apologize for the amount of calls individuals are getting. However they preserve calling, and the stacks of accomplished name sheets are added to as quick as they are often entered within the computer systems. The complacency that plagued us only a week in the past has been totally punctured and volunteers have flooded in.

No, Massachusetts isn’t accustomed to this type of marketing campaign.

Massachusetts can also be not accustomed to a candidate as low-down and scum-sucking as Scott Brown, and as soon as once more the compressed schedule of what you may name the actual marketing campaign is a matter, forcing voters to soak up the rapid-fire succession of tales solely now popping out about Brown, after he is spent months defining himself as that telegenic man who by no means says the phrase “Republican.”