De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody…

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This release was my first time Kickstarting a music project, but when I heard that De La Soul was working on a new album I needed to get in on it. It met their funding goal in just 10 hours and went on to reach 51st on the Billboard charts here in Canada as well as the number 1 spot on the Vinyl Billboard chart in the US. My vinyl copy hasn’t arrived yet but they’ve provided me with an MP3 version and it’s available on Apple Music as well.

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Angular 2.0-final Has Arrived

Yesterday the Angular team announced the final release version of Angular 2.0. Looks like it’s time to really dive in. I’ve been avoiding it so far since the beta builds have seem to had some drastic rewrites from one version to the next. My main Angular project will likely remain in Angular 1.5 for at least the near future. It’s a fairly large code base and would be a significant undertaking to covert it. But all new projects will be developed in 2.0

The Angular team has put a lot of thought into the migration process even allowing for 1.x and 2.0 to co-exist within the same application. So this may be a solution to my problem.

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this ‘carbon accountant’ says

Heede’s research shows that nearly two-thirds of anthropogenic carbon emissions originated in just 90 companies and government-run industries. Among them, the top eight companies — ranked according to annual and cumulative emissions below — account for 20 percent of world carbon emissions from fossil fuels and cement production since the Industrial Revolution.

Heede concedes that the responsibility is shared. “I as a consumer bear some responsibility for my own car, etcetera. But we’re living an illusion if we think we’re making choices, because the infrastructure pretty much makes those choices for us.”

“Heede’s report is one of the bedrock pieces of science and research that helped form our campaign,” says Kristin Casper, litigation counsel for Greenpeace’s Global Climate Justice and Liability Project in Toronto, Canada.

The idea of climate justice?is an interesting one and I think it will be crucial to solving the issue of climate change. Lawsuits directly against these companies will be a effective way to change the mindset of those investing in them. As someone who tries to invest ethically, it is frustrating to see that the companies who typically do the best are the ones you’d rather not have anything to do with.