Time to make my ugly little corner of the Internet do its job again. This space has been barren of  research, random thoughts, and fiction for too long. Let us begin with climate and this from Ezra Klein at

 This is the awful math of climate change now: the question isn’t whether we’ll fail. It’s how badly we’ll fail. It increasingly looks like success is holding warming to 3°C rather than 4°C or worse. That is to say, we are redefining success as a milder strain of failure.