Two years tomorrow ago, a fire broke out in Notre-Dame de Paris causing the spire to collapse and severely damaging the UNESCO world heritage site. At the time, class conflict in France was playing out in violent street demonstrations as the gilets jaunes movement protested Emmanuel Macron’s economic reform policies. The destruction of Notre-Dame demonstrated … Continue reading Cathedrals or climate?
Everyday I do the NYT crossword puzzle – a great source for factoids like clue 57 across. After completing today’s puzzle, I started thinking – just how much corn is that and how much land is needed to grow it? In 2018, the 142.86 billion gallons of finished motor gasoline consumed in the United States contained about … Continue reading How Corny