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Daily Digest 4/16 -The Doomsday Maps Of The World, Miami Racing Against Time

Monday, April 16, 2018, 10:13 AM

Economy

Here's How Facebook Tracks You When You're Not On Facebook (tmn)

"Senator, I want to make sure I get this accurate so it would probably be better to have my team follow up afterwards," Zuckerberg responded, before being pressed and giving an incomplete answer.

The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans (blackeagle)

According to a NASA report, “Many doomsday theorists have tried to take this natural geological occurrence and suggest it could lead to Earth's destruction. But would there be any dramatic effects? The answer, from the geologic and fossil records we have from hundreds of past magnetic polarity reversals, seems to be 'no.' There is nothing in the millions of years of geologic record to suggest that any of the doomsday scenarios connected to a pole reversal should be taken seriously.”

Inside The Secret World Of Russia's Cold War Mapmakers (from 2015, blackeagle)

Guy’s company, Omnimap, was one of the first to import Soviet military maps to the West. But he wasn’t alone. Like the military officials charged with guarding the maps, map dealers around the world saw an opportunity. Maps that were once so secret that an officer who lost one could be sent to prison (or worse) were bought by the ton and resold for a profit to governments, telecommunications companies, and others.

Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show (tmn)

“It demonstrates that even state and local police do have access to this data in many situations,” Matthew Green, an assistant professor and cryptographer at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, told Motherboard in a Twitter message. “This seems to contradict what the FBI is saying about their inability to access these phones.”

IEA: U.S.-China Trade Row Could Dampen Oil Demand Growth (Michael S.)

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said that OPEC would not sit by and allow an oil supply glut to return, although the cartel would also not let oil prices jump to “unreasonable levels.” Khalid al-Falih said he was content with the current state of the oil market, according to Reuters. “I think a lot of the glut has been cleared,” said Falih. When asked if $80 per barrel was an appropriate price for oil, al-Falih said “There is no such thing as a target price by Saudi Arabia,” before adding that upstream investment is falling short of what might be needed in the future. “We’re seeing many regions declining. The only way to offset this is for the financial markets to start financing and funding upstream projects. I don’t know what is the price that will provide that equilibrium. All we know is in 2018 we’re still not seeing that.”

The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s what it’ll take to bounce back (Adam)

When the industrial era began, we set in motion climate change, a force that will lead to more catastrophic weather events, like Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and, most recently, Hurricanes Irma and Maria. And superstorms are just the tip of this fast-melting, catastrophic iceberg.

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise (jdargis)

Beyond the damage to homes, roads, or other infrastructure, the flooding also threatens drinking water and plant life. Ultimately, of course, it means large parts of the city could become permanently uninhabitable.

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show (tmn)

The current, known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (Amoc), carries warm water northwards towards the north pole. There it cools, becomes denser and sinks, and then flows back southwards. But global warming hampers the cooling of the water, while melting ice in the Arctic, particularly from Greenland, floods the area with less dense freshwater, weakening the Amoc current.

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Regarding the article on

Regarding the article on floods, famine, and heat, a community just 6 miles down the road from me, Hanalei, suffered incredible rain and flooding this past weekend.  My rain gauge clocked 5.4" in a 24 hour period.  In Hanalei it was around 26", and in Wainiha- a few miles further west- 36.5"!!  No one remembers anything like this before.  And the lightning storm!  All-time lifetime experience.  I tried to count the number of lightning strikes in a minute- couldn't count fast enough.....Aloha, Steve.

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