Battered oil markets face threat from electric vehicles

Matthew Green and Simon Jessop have a great story at Reuters about the future of the global oil market: Oil companies may be facing uncertainty as the coronavirus pandemic triggers a collapse in demand for their products, but auto makers are betting the crisis will help accelerate an electric future. Reuters This is a little […]

Air Pollution Damages the Brain

In case anyone needed another reason not to drive a gas car: Long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with lower scores on tests of mental acuity, researchers have found. And one reason may be that air pollution causes changes in brain structure that resemble those of Alzheimer’s disease. The New York Times Alzheimer’s Shmalzheimers! […]

Air Pollution Makes You Stupid

Patrick Collison rounds up a handful of different studies documenting the fact that air pollution makes people stupider: Air pollution is a very big deal. Its adverse effects on numerous health outcomes and general mortality are widely documented. However, our understanding of its cognitivecosts is more recent and those costs are almost certainly still significantly under-emphasized. For […]