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How Developing Countries Can Make mRNA Covid Vaccines

Stephanie Nolan New York Times
Wealthy nations are failing to vaccinate the world, health experts say. Here are 10 companies outside the US that have the production facilities, skilled workers and experience to manufacture mRNA for global distribution.

Friday Nite Videos | October 15, 2021

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The Real Reason the Economy Might Collapse | Robert Reich. Children’s Author Tells the True Story of Columbus’ Exploits. The Last Time the Globe Warmed. Fruits of Labor | PBS. The End of Oil, Explained | Vox + Netflix.

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The Last Time the Globe Warmed

During the last great global warming, tropical forests flourished ... in the arctic. This warming is happening much faster than that one.

Colonial Panic Over Syphilis in Uganda

Joanna Naylor Lady Science
The campaigns aimed to create feelings of guilt amongst those believed to be suffering with STDs, particularly syphilis.

Friday Nite Videos | October 8, 2021

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Sanders' Blunt Rejoinder to Manchin's 'Entitlement Society' Word Games. Happy 25th Anniversary Fox News! Here's Why Hollywood Crew Workers Have Authorized a Strike. There’s Hope in the Latest Climate Report. Blue Bayou | Movie.

These Nobel Winners Laid the Basis of Modern Climate Science

David Randall The Conversation
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to pioneers in climate modeling. Their names are not known to the general public, but their work made predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting possible.

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There’s Hope in the Latest Climate Report

An important update from the IPCC, the definitive source on the climate crisis, doesn't have a ton of good news, but there are some bits of hope if we can ramp up our actions now.

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