Thursday, April 07, 2022

Desperate Junk

12-fold:

NY Times: "The cost to ship a container of goods from Asia to the U.S. West Coast inched up to $16,353 as of last Friday, before the latest coronavirus restrictions took effect, from $16,155 a week earlier. Rates have almost tripled from a year ago and have risen 12-fold from two years ago, according to data from Freightos, a freight booking platform."
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"According to the World Wildlife Fund, wild animal populations have decreased by 68 percent on average over the past 50 years."

-- from the essay "Animal, Vegetable, Capital" by Ingrid Burrington, Lux Magazine, Issue 3, via Harper's, February 2022 pg 17.

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6 comments:

Layzej said...

Culture warriors are the devil.

Entropic man said...

Perhaps something of interest?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/61333847

Layzej said...
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Entropic man said...

A depressing landmark.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61301910

Layzej said...

Regarding https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/61333847, they didn't include China on this chart. According to Forbes, China likely has had 118 excess deaths/100,000. That means they did better than USA, but not better than Germany, Spain, UK, or even the global average.

And at what cost? They have quarantined entire buildings so that it is difficult for folks living there to get food. Pets are being killed. What did that buy them?

Layzej said...

Hey David, any picks for round 2 of the playoffs?

Leafs put up a good fight, but went down in round one. The two remaining Canadian teams are facing off against each other for round two. It's been 30 years since Canada had the cup. It's looking unlikely that will change this year.