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Many people today claim we will cross the 1.5 degree warming limit in five years. This is not true.

This is due to a press release of the WMO making this claim:

50:50 chance of global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C threshold in next five years

This is not the same.

The global warming shows a lot of year to year variability. The claim is if you role this dice five times you will cross the 1.5°C *level* once. But the 1.5°C *limit* is for the long-term warming.

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I always forget that we have a recording of Lakatos reading one of his most important essays, the Science and Pseudoscience intro from _The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes_:

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I LOLed:

> "If I haven't seen as far as some of my peers, it's because I stand in the footprints of giants."

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Germany must tighten climate law to protect young people's future, court rules

Germany has committed to zero emissions in 2050 and has plans to reduce emissions by 55% (compared to 1990) in 2030.

The judge ruled Germany should also make plans for after 2030.

"Among the plaintiffs was Sophie Backsen, 22, daughter of a farming family on the North Sea island of Pellworm, who fears that rising sea levels would engulf her low-lying island, leaving her with no inheritance."

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When Adam Smith used the term "free market", he actually meant a properly regulated market, not a totally deregulated one.

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This #XKCD suddenly popped up in my mind & made me smile. It is a classic.


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EIL: An unserem sechsten globalen Klimastreik waren heute deutschlandweit 200k Menschen an rund 450 Streikorten auf der Straße! Die #Klimakrise ist seit Langem in der Mitte der Gesellschaft angekommen – jetzt muss diese Regierung liefern. #KeinGradWeiter

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Die meisten Argumente, die den Einsatz von Microsoft im Bildungswesen befürworten, entstehen aus Unwissenheit bzw. der Angst vor Neuem.

Eine Entlarvung der häufigsten Microsoft-Mythen. 🧙‍♂️

Die gute Nachricht daran ist, dass diejeinigen mit viel Wohlstand auch Mittel haben, um die technische Umstellung durchzuführen. Dazu braucht es allerdings politische Regeln.

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microG Version v0.2.12.203315:

"Adds support for Exposure Notifications API .This allows using COVID-19 tracing apps."

Höchst interessant! Wer testen mag:

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Looking for a few people to test the Exposure Notifications API of @microg

- Update your microG to
- Install and set up your local gov corona tracing app
- Verify that microG settings has Exposure Notifications enabled and shows the app as using it
- When you are in public tomorrow, go to microG settings again and verify that "Collected IDs" shows a higher number
- Report back here with device name and android version+rom


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PSA in German train: "And finally, a note to all conspiracy theorists on board, remember that the federal government is secretly collecting saliva samples to produce clones that will replace you. So please wear your face mask at all times to prevent the government from getting your DNA."

Zero Fucks Left To Give.


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BigBlueButton läuft super in den Schulen von Baden-Württemberg.

Bereits 3070 Nutzer haben die Plattform heute zeitgleich für den digitalen Unterricht genutzt. Es geht also auch ohne zweifelhafte Lösungen wie Zoom und Co.

So geht digitale Souveränität!

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Great explanation how contact tracing can be done right, fully respecting privacy.

This study shows that such fast contact tracing could be as effective as a lockdown.

The CCC, German's most reliable technology activists, explain the conditions to make this work and have promised to warn about bad apps. I will listen to them.

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My website is naked of CSS for the day (for the first time in YEARS.) Inspired this year by Eric Meyer.

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Die Presskonferenz mit Prof. Streeck zu #Heinsberg war richtig komisch.

Bis jetzt waren in Heinsberg 5% positiv auf dem Virus getestet. Streeck hat 15% gefunden oder auch 20%, und zu der Berechnungsweisen beider Zahlen wird nichts gesagt.

Das wurde auch heißen, dass das Virus ansteckender ist als gedacht.

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