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“I think we live in a society that fetishizes and encourages personal ambition in all kinds of ways, including by creating all these levels of precarity and insecurity. The stakes of winning are so high, and everybody is so scared. While we encourage our personal ambition, we diminish and discourage ...Read More
"Many disabled people have been stopped from protesting with Extinction Rebellion after Met Police allegedly impounded wheelchairs and ramps."
[use GNMT for english version, it's uncanny good at NOR->ENG] With regards to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and funding the green shift. ...Read More
After a long legal battle with a number of organizations, the Waorani people successfully protected half a million acres of their ancestral territory in the Amazon rainforest from being mined for oil drilling by huge oil corporations. The auctioning off of Waorani lands to the oil companies was suspended indefinitely This win for the indigenous tribe has now set an invaluable legal precedent for other indigenous nations across the Ecuadorian Amazon. After accepting a Waorani bid for court protection to stop an oil bidding process, the court also halted the potential auctioning off of 16 oil blocks that cover over ...Read More
Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis. 😑
Tech monopolies have the money and power to shelter themselves from climate crises, for now... "It’s far from a coincidence, says Michael Wara, head of the climate and energy policy program at Stanford University’s Woods Institute. If anything, it’s by design."
"This is the point where it becomes “necessary” to consider the future we didn’t want: solar geoengineering. People will talk about changing how we live, from diet to consumption to transportation; but by then, the geophysics of the system will no longer be on our side. A specter rears its ...Read More
This piece examines the effects of climate change in a detailed and lengthy discussion. The author reveals that climate change is beginning to affect most parts of the world, in both urban and rural areas and that climate change is not some new future phenomenon, rather, it is already taking "Climate change is transforming the entire world into a crisis area, though differently in each region. India has been afflicted, to be sure, but so has the southern tip of Africa. Temperatures in inland South Africa are already 2 degrees Celsius higher than they were 100 years ago, with a ...Read More
What kind of urbanism will the programme propose? An urbanism that is pro-planning, pro-artificial, anti-collapse, pro-universalist, anti-anti-totality, pro-materialist, anti-anti-leviathan, and anti-mythology and pro-egalitarian distribution. It starts with a different set of assumptions: the planet is artificially sentient; climate collapse mitigation and pervasive automation can converge; the concept of 'climate change' #society #climate ...Read More
This article got really popular. But it was so long, really hard for me to follow, and difficult to scan. Congrats if you read the whole thing. I found an interview with the author Cory Morningstar, which I listened to while digging holes and it seems to have been sufficient. ...Read More
The way he shares his viewpoint and approaches honest discussions is a refreshing take on doomsaying. I’m not sure I share his taste for isolationism in the face of global catastrophe, but how he presents his perspective is definitely more palatable than most. Quite a good read!
"Forensic Architecture, the research agency that investigates human rights violations, has undertaken: airstrikes, at sea, borders, chemical attacks, detention, disappearance, environmental violence, fire, forensic oceanography, heritage, land rights, migration, and police violence. In order to conduct these investigations, they have utilized fifteen methodologies: 3-D modeling, audio analysis, data mining, fluid "The working definition of Forensic Architecture’s “environmental violence” category is “the destruction of the natural and built environment as part of a military strategy” or the “destruction and reconfiguration of the built and natural environment and, crucially, of the relation between them.”2 If the first is an indirect form of ...Read More