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Fair Warning - The Bumper 2020 Holiday Edition

Hello! It's been a while and a lot has happened. We put our eldest cat down, my mum had a cardiac eve
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Fair Warning - The Bumper 2020 Holiday Edition
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #128 • View online
Hello! It’s been a while and a lot has happened. We put our eldest cat down, my mum had a cardiac event, I made the (extremely difficult) decision to not go home for Christmas and stay in Cardiff alone, and uh, to be honest I’ve not really felt like writing Fair Warning. The clouds have lifted a bit though and I’m trying to see the silver linings, so: cracking on.
Things that have cheered me up:
  • Blob opera. Play around with four different voices and make a nice (?) song.
  • This special house in Cardiff. The guy runs a special effects studio in Cardiff and every year makes his house look *amazing* with props from films and stuff.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 bugs. I mean, I bought the game, and I’ve experienced a few bugs myself but they’re so small that they aren’t dealbreakers. These are a bit wild.
This issue is longer than usual, just giving you fair warning (heh).

On the home front
Inside the U.K.’s Pandemic Spending: Waste, Negligence and Cronyism
Why the U.K. and EU Are Fighting Over Fish
Over the pond
Time’s Up on Corporate America’s 2020 Climate Goals. Here’s the Results
What Happens to Police After They Use Force on Protestors?
Elsewhere
Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?
Coronavirus corner
Types of coronavirus vaccines in development
Which economies are most vulnerable to covid-19’s long-term effects?
Odds and ends
The historical cost of light
1. Who’s in the Crossword?
That’s everything from me in 2020. I hope wherever you are, you stay safe, even if you can’t see your family at Christmas. There are thousands of us (me included) in this situation. It really sucks, but with vaccines being rolled out, we just need to hang on a bit longer. As always, you can reply to this if you want to get in touch.
Thanks for reading Fair Warning and being such lovely humans. I really couldn’t ask for a smarter or more supportive community.
Soph x
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