It’s official. The U.S. has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. What this means for the world and for our future remains to be seen. In the meantime, we are going to bring you 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. This week, you’ll find everything from the Nordic Prime Minister trolling Trump to the Weather Channel going rogue, so get ready because this is Link25 (248) – The Paris Agreement Fail Edition.
Buildings Worldwide Light Up Green in Solidarity with Paris Climate Agreement
Buildings in the US and in other countries lit up bright green Thursday night in support of the Paris climate accord.
This comes on the heels of President Trump announcing that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement, but this didn’t stop some US governors and mayors from taking a stand.
The buildings, which are typically lit up at night, glowed green for (click on the image to read the full article).
Weather Channel website trolls Trump for exiting Paris Agreement
The forecast for the future of planet Earth turned decidedly gloomy Thursday after President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and the Weather Channel didn’t hesitate to express its disagreement with the decision. (Click on the image to read the full article).
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Jim Carrey defends Kathy Griffin: 'Comedians are last voice of truth'
Earlier this week, Kathy Griffin conceded that she crossed a line by posing for photographs and video holding a fake, severed Donald Trump head, which cost the comedian her spot on CNN’s annual New Year’s show and a couple of other gigs.
But fellow comedian Jim Carrey disagrees. (Click on the image to read the full article).
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Disney CEO Bob Iger Resigns From President Trump’s Advisory Council
Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, has just announced his resignation from President Trump’s White House advisory council. This announcement is in the wake of (click on the image to read the full article).
JRR Tolkien book Beren and Lúthien published after 100 years
A new book by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is going on sale – 100 years after it was first conceived.
Beren and Lúthien has been described as a “very personal story” that the Oxford professor thought up after returning from the Battle of the Somme.
It was edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and contains versions of a tale that (click on the image to read the full article).
Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away
The void is rocking and rolling with invisible cataclysms.
Astronomers said Thursday that they had felt space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of mammoth black holes resulting in a pit of infinitely deep darkness weighing as much as 49 suns, some 3 billion light-years from here.
This is the third black-hole smashup that astronomers have detected since they started keeping watch on the cosmos back in (click on the image to read the full article).
Much of What We Thought About Jupiter Is Wrong
Scientists have had time to study the data returned from the NASA spacecraft Juno and are discovering that pretty much everything they thought they knew about Jupiter’s interior is wrong. “I think we’re all sort of feeling the humility and humbleness,” said Scott Bolton, the principal investigator of Juno, during a (click on the image to read the full article).
Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accord; here’s what happens in the next five years
As expected, President Donald Trump is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change. Trump says the treaty would hold back the nation’s economy, but experts have said that pulling out of an agreement predicted to add $26 billion to the GDP by 2020 may (click on the image to read the full article).
Collapse of Enormous Antarctic Ice Shelf Imminent
In a dramatic development, the giant rift in the Larsen C ice shelf has grown an additional 11 miles (17 km) since last week, and the leading tip of the crack is now exceptionally close to the ocean. There’s now very little to prevent a complete collapse—an event that will (click on the image to read the full article).
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Netflix cancels Sense8 after two seasons
The Wachowskis’ Sense8 has been canceled by Netflix after two seasons and one holiday special. Cindy Holland, VP of original content at Netflix, confirmed the cancelation in a statement published on the platform’s press blog.
This marks Netflix’s second major series cancelation in as many weeks, with Baz Luhrmann’s incredibly expensive musical drama The Get Down (season 1 had an estimated budget of $120 million) canceled last week. Luhrmann cited a personal (Click on the image to read the full article).
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Dragon Spacecraft Prepared to Resupply International Space Station
The International Space Station brings together science, technology and human innovation, demonstrating new technologies and research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. A resupply line of unpiloted spacecraft keeps this work going, supporting efforts to enable human and robotic exploration of (click on image to read the full article).
Nordic prime ministers troll Trump's viral orb photograph
World leaders don’t generally troll each other, but the prime ministers of the five Nordic countries are giving it a shot.
They just posted a photograph of themselves clasping a soccer ball – echoing a photo of US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi holding a (Click on the image to read the full article).