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[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 minutes ago

Probably because if you do that, you're on the hook for damage to properties your company didn't underwrite policies for.

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 26 minutes ago

Per the packaging:

plant starches

And they list a bunch of compostability certifications which suggest that this is ok in home compost piles, which makes it likely to be true if they actually have those certifications.

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cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/9717874

As the climate has warmed, there’s been an increase in the ingredients that make up hail storms: more instability in the atmosphere and stronger updrafts. The altitude in the atmosphere where water freezes has also been rising because of the warmer weather. This means that small hailstones often melt before they hit the ground. The upshot, said Gensini, is the hail that hits will be bigger and storms that produce small stones will be less frequent, thanks to climate change.

Yet even if warming’s effect on hail globally is still emerging, there are clear climate signals in specific places, namely Europe, according to Ian Giammanco, lead research meteorologist and managing director of standards and analytics at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), an industry-funded research group. “The hail across northern Italy, France and that sort of belt is increasing at an anomalously high rate,” he said.

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As the climate has warmed, there’s been an increase in the ingredients that make up hail storms: more instability in the atmosphere and stronger updrafts. The altitude in the atmosphere where water freezes has also been rising because of the warmer weather. This means that small hailstones often melt before they hit the ground. The upshot, said Gensini, is the hail that hits will be bigger and storms that produce small stones will be less frequent, thanks to climate change.

Yet even if warming’s effect on hail globally is still emerging, there are clear climate signals in specific places, namely Europe, according to Ian Giammanco, lead research meteorologist and managing director of standards and analytics at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), an industry-funded research group. “The hail across northern Italy, France and that sort of belt is increasing at an anomalously high rate,” he said.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 hour ago

Individual storms are random enough that I'm very hesitant to make that kind of short-term statement.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 hour ago

Definitely a lot of reasons to be cynical, and I can't say for sure what your cup was made of, but some of the more common ones (PBS, PLA) simply won't break down in home composting, but do in fact break down in industrial composting facilities where the temperature is above 50°C

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 hour ago* (last edited 1 hour ago)

A lot of them compost only in commercial facilities, and not in standard home compost piles.

Details on which ones

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Worth noting, though the article doesn't make it explicit: Republicans currently hold a majority in the US house of representatives, and they're the ones trying to get climate provisions out of US law as a condition for passing legislation.

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Archived copies of the article: web.archive.org archive.today ghostarchive.org

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I'll note that the big spending announcement happened shortly after thousands of mostly HQ and engineering staff at Amazon signed an open letter asking the firm to decarbonize, so it can be seen as a way to buy influence and limit labor action.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 hours ago

Hardly: the key thing to understand is that renewables kick out enormous amounts of energy compared what it takes to create wind turbines and solar panels — more than a lot of oil fields do today. This makes it possible to create an economy which is based on extracting wind and sunlight, instead of materials which stored energy.

[-] [email protected] 110 points 1 day ago

A lot of engineering was done assuming that rainfall behaved the way it did in the past. That's not a valid assumption anymore.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 day ago

It not one or the other — there's a relationship between the lack of coverage, and people not being concerned.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Almost all of the local press in swing states failed to cover Trump's corrupt offer to oil executives.

The problem isn't "people think something else is important" — it's mostly that nobody hears about the big issue in the first place because the press is covering other issues.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 day ago

The bot appears to have failed to parse most of the article.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

She's has a much longer life expectancy than Trump. Break what she's doing into the circles she moves in, and that can change

[-] [email protected] 58 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

Tell the world how much of a tool she is, and create an environment where she experiences social pressure.

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