Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?
JesseJenkinsIf you add up all the space Manhattan devotes to cars, you’d have an area nearly four times as large as Central Park. What if we gave all that space back to people? Rethinking our cities with @fmanjoo
JesseJenkinsHouse Dems will release a legislative plan developed by the Select Cmte on @ClimateCrisis to transition US to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050. My ZERO Lab @Princeton@AndlingerCenter is generating new insights to guide this transition.
Surface contamination and fleeting encounters are less of a worry than close-up, person-to-person interactions for extended periods. The emerging scientific findings are helping businesses and governments devise reopening strategies that limit the...
JesseJenkinsCan someone please explain how it makes any sense to re-open gyms and fitness studios when we know #COVID19 spreads most via respiratory droplets from exhalation and is highest risk in indoor environments? And don't get me started on bars...
The 23-year-old died last year, after police brutally detained him while he was walking home from a convenience store.
JesseJenkinsLast August in Aurora, CO, Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23 year old man was assaulted by police, violently restrained, and injected with what appears to be a fatal dose of ketemine by first responders. His 'crime'? Walking while Black #BlackLivesMattter #BLM
Invisible outbreaks sprang up everywhere. The United States ignored the warning signs. We reconstructed how the epidemic spun out of control.
JesseJenkinsHow the Virus Won. A truly fascinating look at the spread of #COVID19 from the @nytimes. A sort of digital viral forensics. Important as we begin to reopen most of the country despite still rising infections in nearly half of states! This is far from over!
The move is fiercely opposed by business leaders, who say it will block their ability to recruit critically needed workers from countries overseas.
JesseJenkinsThe Trump Admin's latest xenophobic, destructive restrictions on legal immigration take aim at skilled workers, including university researchers, and are "a full-frontal attack on American innovation" that will hurt the U.S economy. This must end. 11/3/20.
In order to protect our future and the future of our Earth, we call upon our institution, MIT, to take a leadership role in climate progress and divest from fossil fuel corporations.
JesseJenkinsAs an @MIT alumni (PhD '18, SM '14), I signed this petition to call on MIT to #divest its endowment from co.'s that are developing fossil fuel resources inconsistent w/limiting warming to <2C or engaging in #climate disinformation or anti-climate lobbying. mit-divest.compic.twitter.com/kkvuDDby7P
One officer has been fired and another placed on administrative duty. A Times video analysis shows the sequence of events leading to the fatal shooting.
JesseJenkinsGood morning. Another weekend, another Black man fatally shot (in the back) by police officers, this time in Atlanta. 27 year old Rayshard Brooks' crime? Intoxication and falling asleep in a drive-through. #BlackLivesMatter #BLM
Analysis of past recoveries shows a low-carbon reboot matters more for climate than does the brief emissions crash.
JesseJenkinsAfter #COVID19, green investment must deliver jobs to get political traction. "Analysis of past recoveries shows a low-carbon reboot matters more for #climate than does the brief emissions crash" say UCSD's R Hanna, D Victor + Texas A&M's Y Xu in @nature
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea about his department's response to protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody.
JesseJenkinsThis interview is hard to listen to. @arishapiro questions NYPD Commissioner on video of instances of NYPD officers driving into crowds, beating people w/clubs, pulling gun on protesters etc "We're investigating them all" he says but dissembles otherwise.
A New. York wind farm (photo: @nyserda)
PrologueAt the stroke of midnight, as April gave way to May, one hundred drones with diamond-brazed hacksaws descended on a remote section of the New York-New Jersey Bight. Methodically, diabolically,...
As many as 22 new coal plants—one of the dirtiest power sources—will arise at 17 sites across Japan, just as the world must slash emissions to fight warming.
JesseJenkinsThe ongoing tragedy of Fukushima Daiichi: after closing most of its nuclear power plants Japan now plans to build up to 22 new coal-fired power plants in the next 5 years. Thousands will die from this pollution & Japan's climate mitigation goals are doomed
JesseJenkinsAs a former USAEE Case Competition Champion, I'm happy to share this year's competition is now open and will be held virtually due to Covid impacts on the annual USAEE conference. Open to undergrad and grad students. Details: usaee.org/usaee2020/case… #EnergyTwitter please retweet.