Here’s what’s happening today:
1. Canada will have national carbon price come September
“The federal government will publish an emissions reduction plan this fall that could include expanded, standardized emissions disclosure requirements for companies, McKenna said in an interview with Danielle Bochove on Bloomberg TV Canada.”
2. Erdoğan’s ‘Reichstag fire’
“Within hours, the purges of the judiciary and military had begun. While it could take months to determine what this ‘cleansing’ will mean for the future of Turkey, this much is certain: Ankara’s fraught relations with the West just got a lot more complicated.”
+1: When the military tries to overthrow a strongman, who is there to root for?
3. In the future, we’ll stop truck attacks with the push of a button
“Over the last decade, the Pentagon has created various devices to stop moving vehicles at checkpoints without harming civilians. Some of could be deployed to city streets, according to one Transportation Security Administration official. Others would need modifications; still others, though technically non-lethal, were a no-go.” Defense One looks at the ways police forces in the future will deal with attacks like last week’s rampage in Nice.
4. Donald Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter is full of regret
From the New Yorker: “‘I put lipstick on a pig,’ he said. ‘I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.’ He went on, ‘I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.'”
+1: Meet the BuzzFeed writer who egged Trump into running for president.
+1: Someone bought TrumpPence2016.com in April for $10. They might clear six-figures now.
5. Is full-time work bad for your brain? Yes, yes it is.
“If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours of work a week could be impairing your intelligence, according to a study released in February by researchers for the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in Australia. The team conducted reading, pattern and memory tests in more than 6,000 workers aged over 40, to see how the number of hours worked each week affects a person’s cognitive ability.”