El Paso Shooter Killed People to Save Environment

20 people are dead and 26 injured resulting from a dreadful mass shooting that took place at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas yesterday. According to The New York Times, the suspect is Dallas resident Patrick Crusius. What should be of note isn’t just that Crusius used an AK-47 battle…

Enjoy the Deforestation, Brazil!

A curious but very interesting article in today’s Financial Times reporting what seems to be the potential demise of Brazil’s Amazon rain forest at the hands of the country’s new President Jair Bolsonaro. According to the FT citing research by Brazil’s space agency, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE): Some 3,170 square kilometres of…

The Irony of the New York Blackout

A major power outage has occurred in New York City tonight. According to The New York Times, a segment of the West Side of Manhattan was affected resulting in thousands of people in subways and even elevators trapped, and drivers having to use their own judgement when crossing intersections since traffic lights were also out.…