Every day, the same, again

7.jpgThe companies polluting the planet have spent millions to make you think carpooling and recycling will save us

Manufacturers of soda pop and other fizzy beverages have “only a few days” of carbon dioxide left in reserve to produce stock, Britain’s Soft Drinks Association warned Monday, adding that 340,000 jobs in the industry could be affected by the United Kingdom’s ongoing gas shortage. Carbon dioxide is used in hundreds of products to add bubbles and extend shelf life. […] The impact of the cut to carbon dioxide supplies extends beyond drinks — it’s also used to package food and to stun animals before they are humanely slaughtered. [Washington Post]

Lawyers from top firms often work brief stints in the Treasury Department and then return to corporations with better titles and pay, public records reveal. The revolving door is viewed even by some industry veterans as part of the reason that tax policy has become so skewed in favor of the wealthy. [NY Times]

Zuckerberg agreed to not fact-check political posts if the Trump administration would steer clear of any “heavy-handed regulations,” Peter Thiel told an associate. Related: Facebook’s policy of pursuing profits regardless of documented harm — “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls.”

the root causes of the obesity epidemic are more related to what we eat rather than how much we eat

about 88% of recent viruses that have been sequenced belong to the Delta family. “Basically everything that is circulating is Delta, so then the only avenue for evolution becomes mutations on top of Delta” […] “I’m hoping the virus has gotten itself to a point where it’s basically trapped now. That it can’t get any better at transmission, and any adaptation it makes in the immune response is going to make it less transmissible.” […] “My expectation would be that it will become a seasonal respiratory disease […] something that circulates at three times the level of flu and has a similar [infection fatality rate] to flu. So maybe causing three times flu’s deaths every year.”

Did James Joyce invent oat milk?