— The way the world works, I bet climate change legislation would be having an easier time were the northeastern US not experiencing an unusually cool summer.

— A vibrant US train industry could employ more people than current work in cars.

— Dana Milbank is a very serious journalist not like that punk Nico Pitney.

— “Cash for Clunkers” is a total mess.

— World fisheries on the brink of collapse but it’s not too late to save ’em.

Song of the day is “William” by LoveLikeFire; note that in addition to heartbreak the video offers important urbanist themes.