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"A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India."
"As the Trump administration rolls back rules meant to curb global warming, new disclosures show that the country’s largest companies are already bracing for its effects. The documents reveal how widely climate change is expected to cascade through the economy -- disrupting supply chains, disabling operations and driving away customers, ...Read More
"As climate impacts continue to ramp up, there’s no reason to believe an international focus on it will automatically lend itself either to progressive or even small-d democratic politics. In addition to those young people drifting right, weak showings for the left across Europe (the left GUE/NGL coalition dipped to ...Read More
Designers are cutting their marks on what will seem like an insane sentient garment, one which lives on and in the surfaces of our future ruins. This clothing combines different kinds of artificial intelligence, embedded industrial sensors, very noisy data, tens of millions of metal and cement machines in motion A furtive orchestra of automation is amalgamated from this uneven landscape and capable of unexpected creativity and cruelty. ...Read More
Notes on the STUFF GLUT: 'Given the volume of consumer choices now available, the retail machine has come to require a ghost - whether algorithm, influencer, or snazzy ad tech - to help a product follow [its consumer] around the web.'
To survive runaway climate change, we must first recognize our relationship to the runaway technosphere and the broader bio-ecosystems on which it relentlessly feeds (by using us as its instruments of extraction).
Not toxic: vaccines Toxic: Apple’s AirPods ... and in so many more ways than one might imagine.
Related to the Pentagon's 2014 report on climate change being a key threat multiplier and basis for all training and infrastructures thereafter. "For Pinkerton, the bet is twofold: first, that there’s no real material difference between climate change and any other conflict — as the world grows more predictably dangerous, tactical know-how will simply be more in demand than ever. And second, that by adding data analytics, Pinkerton stands to compete more ...Read More
As sun sets on oil industry, how will global power realign? "If energy barons like the Koch bros. remain flush w/ cash, they can probably undermine initiatives like the Green New Deal. But [not so] if their businesses decline [...]"
In new doc, Braun industrial designer DIETER RAMS, 86, intimates that he might have chosen a different career path had he realized how his work would promote a culture of over-consumption, contributing to climate change.