Climate Change Impacts ‘Accelerating’ As Leaders Gather at UN: Report

How Boeing's Managerial Revolution Created the 737 Max Disaster ; The End of Amtrak's Dining Car ; and More Picks

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The author writes, “The signs and impacts of global [warming] are speeding up, the latest [study] on climate change, published ahead of key UN talks in New York, says. The data, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), says the five-year period from 2014 to 2019 is the warmest on record. ... The WMO report is meant to inform the special UN summit on climate change taking place in New York [today]. A range of political leaders will attend the one-day event, which is designed to be about action and not words, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres.” Photo credit: Linh Do / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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A Huge Amount of Private Medical Data Is Unprotected Online (Mili)

The authors write, “Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.”

Farmers Say Trump’s $28B Bailout Isn’t a Solution (DonkeyHotey)

The authors write, “The billions of dollars in aid for farmers that the Trump Administration has approved may not be sufficient to cement his hold of the rural vote in 2020.”

How Boeing’s Managerial Revolution Created the 737 Max Disaster (Chris)

From the New Republic: “In the now infamous debacle of the Boeing 737 MAX, the company produced a plane outfitted with a half-assed bit of software programmed to override all pilot input and nosedive when a little vane on the side of the fuselage told it the nose was pitching up. The vane was also not terribly reliable, possibly due to assembly line lapses reported by a whistle-blower, and when the plane processed the bad data it received, it promptly dove into the sea.
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He Drives 60 Hours a Week for Uber. He’s Still Homeless. (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “[Gary] Branson’s Prius, immaculate inside and out, is both his home and his workplace.”

The End of an American Tradition: The Amtrak Dining Car (Russ)

The author writes, “Amtrak says it is reinventing its dining service on long-distance trains, killing the traditional dining car to create more ‘flexible’ and ‘contemporary’ dining options.”

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