For those of you that are new around here, on Fridays we bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web in a list we refer to as “Link25″. This week, you’ll find everything from the robot take-over of Wall Street to the much debated origins of our faithful four legged friends, so get ready because this is Link25 (184) – The Origin of Dogs Edition.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)
Our Hemisphere’s Temperature Just Reached a Terrifying Milestone
Since this post was originally published, the heat wave has continued. As of Thursday morning, it appears that average temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have breached the 2 degrees Celsius above “normal” mark for the first time in recorded history, and likely the first time since human civilization began thousands of years ago. That mark has long been held (somewhat arbitrarily) as the point above which climate change may begin to become “dangerous” to humanity. It’s now arrived—though very briefly—much more quickly than anticipated. This is a milestone moment for our species. Climate change deserves our greatest possible attention. (click the title to read the full article)