In a country where most older adults rely heavily on their families, the continuing drop in births could have a seismic effect in the decades to come.
David GrinspoonI refuse to see declining birth rates anywhere as bad news. Seems an area where @nytimes & most outlets accept without question the narrow and shortsighted assumptions of economists.
“China’s Birthrate Hits Historic Low, in Looming Crisis for Beijing” 1/2
The Trump administration staffed an E.P.A. advisory panel with its choice of scientists, but they concluded that three significant regulatory rollbacks broke with established science.
David GrinspoonEven Trump’s scientists are still scientists and that means that many of them value science enough to oppose his anti-science policies:
Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor
A slew of recent headlines claiming both “we only have 12 years to act” and “it...
David Grinspoon“While science dictates that ambitious emissions reduction targets are needed…there is no scientific basis for the claim of inevitable doom.” From @DrKateMarvel AGU abstract “Courage, Not Hope: Countering Denial By Doom”
I love filming in the ocean more than anything, its not just a job, its a passion. And sometimes its nice just to document waves without surfers riding them. The…
David GrinspoonAnd now for another brief sanity break:
This is the most spectacular ocean/surf footage I have ever seen! Spectacular, beautiful, mysterious, haunting & soothing. Well worth taking a few minutes of your day to watch on full screen.
This cohort study examines the internal jugular vein flow and morphology of crew members of the International Space Station and the use of lower body negative pressure as a countermeasure to the headward fluid shift experienced during space flight.
David GrinspoonNew study finds that long duration space flight significantly & dangerously alters blood circulation in astronaut upper bodies; stopping & even reversing flow in a major vein. Could be serious complication for deep space flight?