We got through a lot of malarkey and meshugas, yes? I’m start June off today without them. No debt screaming, indictments, trials, Rushing to Ruin. Just real Good News from all over. But I am taking a moment to thank our Dark Brandon.
We don’t mind this Malarky, from Band of Brothers, of course.
Malarky Chosen To Lead Patrol - Band Of Brothers (HBO) - Prisoner Snatch Patrol
Our Usual Sources
- Civil Eats (good news about food systems, with a lot of warnings)
These Farmers Recharged Groundwater by Catching Atmospheric Rivers
Good News on Global Homicide, Education in Sierra Leone and Solar in China
Plus, poverty reduction, sanitation in the Ivory Coast, LGBTQI+ rights in Romania, the end of native logging in our backyard, turtle conservation in Panama, incredible news about clean energy investment, and why Australia is the lucky country (again)
- Good For All News (Jane Goodall’s site, with hopeful news about conservation and activism)
Inspiring Youth Project: Anti-Bias Book Festival
This Pan-African NGO Aims To Educate 5 Million Girls By 2030
Multiple Myeloma Cancer Treatment Has 90% Success Rate: ‘Dramatic Results’
Vent to your friends without bringing them down with these expert-approved tips
Let’s spread this advice around DK.
Bolivia isn’t known for its cuisine, but chef Marsia Taha is changing that with her award winning restaurant that serves only Bolivian ingredients sourced on trips deep into the Amazon. By celebrating the fare of the country’s 36 Indigenous groups, she is bringing them new income streams and cultural pride
What Could Go Right? 68 million child marriages averted
Steep declines in South Asia have pushed progress along.
News for when you’ve had too much news.
Every Whiskey Distillery In Scotland Vows to Go Carbon Neutral
A sprawling industry with a large carbon footprint is stumbling toward sustainability.
The hard part, according to the report, is giving up burning peat for the flavor. Peat is one of nature’s great carbon sequestration systems.
If I were a drinker, I would drink a fine single malt to that.
First Signs of Rare Higgs Boson Decay Discovered by Physicists
Proton crashes inside two different detectors at the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN) Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicists bumped up the statistical precision of the rate at which the famous 'mass-giving' particle decayed into a photon and a Z boson.
Family, embarks on a mission to rescue seals entangled in deadly plastic pollution along the Namibian coastline
Drag bar Hamburger Mary’s is suing the state of Florida — here’s why
'Why women leave’: Wife who 'does everything' shares why she left her husband who did nothing
Divest, decarbonize and disassociate — inside the bold new push to get fossil fuels off campus
- Warp News (a mixed bag from Sweden — too many paywalled stories, but some good free ones)
Make the Future Come Sooner
The Angry Optimist
Mathias used to be a Member of Parliament, but choose not to run for reelection in 2018, because he had seen a big opportunity to have a more positive impact on the future.
Over the years he had become angry over how pessimists were seen as rational. Frustrated when optimists were mocked. Annoyed with the news media for their focus on negative news.
At the same time, he got more and more optimistic about the future of humanity. Life on Earth improved at a rate never seen before.
But progress was slowed down by all the pessimism. To solve enormous challenges like climate change we need to move faster.
Mathias started dreaming of a world where optimists are seen as rational. With news media showing a fact-based view of the world. And naive pessimists don't stand in the way of progress.
Therefore he founded the non-profit Warp Institute Foundation with the mission to make the future come sooner.
- Yes! (a magazine that emails a newsletter focusing on one or two good news stories)
A Young Person’s Guide to Spotting Fake News
And from Twitter, too.
Animals! Science! Weirdness!
25 billion light years is the estimated comoving distance, where GS-9209 is estimated to be now, as opposed to the lookback time of 13 billion years. The observable universe is estimated to have a radius of 46 billion light years.
A massive quiescent galaxy at redshift 4.658
In today’s newsletter Will Wade explains why a billion-dollar plan to produce hydrogen using nuclear energy is on hold. You can read and share a free version of this story on Bloomberg.com. Subscribe to Bloomberg for unlimited access to climate and energy news, and to receive Bloomberg Green magazine.
Note that this is a camera trick, picking out drops of water on different paths, not the path of any single drop.
Funny or Cry!
Well, I have to allow SOME malarkey here.
Support your local cartoonists, and the striking writers.
I have omitted some DK comics that were too heavy on the malarkey, or where DK says
Image [file name] is not permitted for use.
No, I don’t know why it is OK for the cartoonists, but not for us.
The famed drag activist group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were disinvited to an LA Dodgers LGBTQ+ Pride Event after pressure from right wing fanatics. But after even more public pressure from the non-fascist public, the baseball organization reconsidered, and reversed their decision.
Yes, they scream and cry and carry on, and we just keep calm and carry on.
First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.
And then they claim that it was their idea all along.
Astro Joke of the Week
Yes, don’t you believe it.
OK, Weird, Play Us Out
WE'RE ALL DOOMED - Trump vs. Biden ft. "Weird Al" Yankovic