As Facebook makes changes, some employees say they’re not enough


Alongside a picture of his Facebook employee badge and a drawing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Adin Rosenberg posted a lengthy note Monday explaining why he was leaving the company.

“These past years working on Messenger and Instagram have helped me grow personally and professionally, and I look back at them with many fond memories,” Rosenberg wrote in a Facebook post. “However, recently I’ve been feeling a growing sense of disillusionment.”

Rosenberg, who had been a software engineer for almost six years before leaving, is one of a now-steady trickle of Facebook employees who have left in recent months and made clear that they do not see the company as a force for good.

“As a result of the company’s obsession with its growth, so many things go wrong,” Rosenberg, who did not respond to a request for comment, wrote.

Other Facebook employees who have left have offered similar sentiments. Ashok Chandwaney left Facebook last month after more than five years as an engineer working in various departments.

“It’s very clear to me after everything that’s happened, that Facebook’s work has life and death consequences,” he said in an interview. “I did not believe there was a way while working there that I could help move the company to take more seriously some of these really critical issues.”

Chandwaney said he did not raise his concerns internally until he had given his two-week notice. He said he loved the work and his colleagues but explained he was forced to leave because the company “is choosing to be on the wrong side of history.”

In recent months, at least four employees have quit in protest, each posting a message to their colleagues on their way out. Others who still work at the company have spoken out anonymously for fear of retaliation.

When Is The Next Solar And Lunar Eclipse? They’re Sooner Than You Think


Eclipses are perhaps the most spectacular celestial events of all.

During a lunar eclipse the full moon contain a luscious copper colour for a few hours, while solar eclipses—which can last just a few minutes—often leave onlookers scarred for life. In a good way! In fact, if you’ve ever witnessed a brief totality during a total solar eclipse when the world around you turns into twilight while you get to gawp at the Sun’s precious outer atmosphere—its bright white corona—you’ll know why there are thousands of dedicated eclipse chases who try to see as many as they can.

Trouble is, solar and lunar eclipse is don’t come around very often.

However, there are now a few coming up fast.

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In 2020 there are six eclipses; four lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses. We’re almost through with them, having already had lunar eclipses on:

There was also a solar eclipse—a rare kind called an annular or “ring of fire” eclipse:

So what’s left in 2020? One lunar eclipse—this one the best one of the year for North Americans—and a rare total solar eclipse, the best of them all, which will be seen only from South America.

Sadly, COVID-19 is playing havoc with that one.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next solar and lunar eclipses coming up, and the next eclipses of all kinds visible to North America.

When is the next lunar eclipse?

Date: Monday,

Widespread wildfires in the far north aren’t just bigger; they’re different — ScienceDaily


“Zombie fires” and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires — with strong consequences for the global climate — warn international fire scientists in a commentary published in Nature Geoscience.

The 2020 Arctic wildfire season began two months early and was unprecedented in scope.

“It’s not just the amount of burned area that is alarming,” said Dr. Merritt Turetsky, a coauthor of the study who is a fire and permafrost ecologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. “There are other trends we noticed in the satellite data that tell us how the Arctic fire regime is changing and what this spells for our climate future.”

The scientists contend that input and expertise of Indigenous and other local and communities is essential to understanding and managing this global issue.

The commentary identifies two new features of recent Arctic fires. The first is the prevalence of holdover fires, also called zombie fires. Fire from a previous growing season can smolder in carbon-rich peat underground over the winter, then re-ignite on the surface as soon as the weather warms in spring.

“We know little about the consequences of holdover fires in the Arctic,” noted Turetsky, “except that they represent momentum in the climate system and can mean that severe fires in one year set the stage for more burning the next summer.”

The second feature is the new occurrence of fire in fire-resistant landscapes. As tundra in the far north becomes hotter and drier under the influence of a warmer climate, vegetation types not typically thought of as fuels are starting to catch fire: dwarf shrubs, sedges, grass, moss, even surface peats. Wet landscapes like bogs, fens, and marshes are also becoming vulnerable to burning.

The team has been tracking fire activity in the Russian Arctic in real time using