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Favorite Rejects 2023-01-31
Population decline in the richest/most productive metro area in the country really should be a five-alarm national emergency, the basis for a radical overhaul in metropolitan governance, but oh well.
Bay Area population falls for third straight year: "If it weren't for positive foreign immigration & net births, the region would have lost 111,000 people in 2022" https://t.co/j4V0XHrw02 https://t.co/QepFOmdvKI
Jim Russell @ProducerCities
Texas' gun death rate is 67% higher than California's. https://t.co/j9CH3nl1MW
California Has More Than 100 Gun Laws. Why Don’t They Stop More Mass Shootings? https://t.co/R6do7Fdheg
Senator John Cornyn @JohnCornyn
In October, I wrote this in about the embarrassing visa delays at State/USCIS. 3 months later and no relief in sight. New website visalimbo.org shows the wait times. 814 days in Lima for an appointment!
This should have been headline news. One of the world’s biggest oil companies thinks that global oil demand peaked in 2019. In the same report it highlighted the rapid rise in renewables and shift to electric vehicles. https://t.co/Q7zumB4GDg
BP projects global oil demand to slowly fall in the next few years, followed by a rapid from around 2030 onwards. 'New Momentum' here is following similar trends to the last few years. The others are accelerated climate action. https://t.co/J5kZ9FZbxg https://t.co/A41wbjNuXT
Hannah Ritchie @_HannahRitchie
The 1st results for the nasal vaccine (BBV154, approved in India) randomized trial vs shots now posted, superior antibody and cellular immune response (vs ancestral and Omicron); 4-fold less side effects papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…
Today's the deadline for Bay Area cities to adopt their housing element. A 🧵 on what comes next. 1/16
So there is now an official tool from OpenAI to detect ChatGPT content! It is unreliable below 1,000 characters, and may not always work, but this might help reduce some fears of undetectable plagiarism so we can focus on the benefits of AI in education.
Truly grisly assessment for the UK economy from the IMF this morning. - UK to fare worse than any other major economy this year - worse even than Russia(!) - Britain's downgrade came as most other countries saw their growth prospects upgraded Full story: news.sky.com/story/uk-econo…