How ‘groupthink’ might keep climate scientists from gaining public trust

When the Australian Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in August, she told waiting reporters on the shore that she’d seen “amazing wildlife, fish, turtles, clams…a reef teeming with life.” Such an upbeat assessment seems at odds with the Scientific Consensus Statement, released by the Queensland government in 2017,…

In a new filing, the venture firm Mithril Capital says it has been under assault by its former general counsel – TechCrunch

It’s been a strange year for Mithril Capital Management, the venture firm cofounded in 2012 by Peter Thiel and his longtime associate Ajay Royan. Though Mithril enjoyed its biggest exit to date in February, when Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $3.4 billion — plus another potential $2.35 billion in payments  — for the surgical…