robot cop dogs "patrolling" homeless encampments in Hawaii, forest fires, flooding in Germany and China, Portland reaching temps of 116f (46.7c), global pandemic with a vaccine available (if you or your government has the $$).
all while billionaires fly to space and self driving cars fill the roads and videos of dancing robots, from the company who created the aforementioned dog robots, goes viral
cyberpunk comes at you fast
video of seattle police arresting a 13 year old kid for a climate change protest
are you kidding me, someone CALLED the police on these kids
it's not like they were planting bombs on a pipeline, this was a very non-action symbolic protest and even that was too much for people in seattle
Climate change thought of (my) day: 'I should buy mosquito nets'
how I got there:
- seattle doesn't have mosquitoes due to climate
- seattle has a high amount of anti-vax fuckwits
- as temperature increases, mosquitoes will travel to seattle and spread "tropic" diseases to seattle
- because of anti-vaxers the death toll will be high
climate migration and climate refugee crises will exacerbate things
An example of the worthwhile take-down of steven pinker:
"[Pinker] purports to be presenting hard science, but often his sources are works of popular advocacy, rather than original scientific studies. Over ten percent of the notes to his chapter on the environment cite Stewart Brand's 'Whole Earth Discipline', a polemical work by a highly successful entrepreneur and business consultant — and is not Pinker's only source of this kind"
Just finished reading:
Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky
I found it to be individualistic to a fault.
I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.
*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.
I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.
apple is building a $1billion campus in texas.
people i know want to "move back to texas to buy a home and put down roots"
these are all liberals who "believe" in climate change...
like, wtf. do you actually get what is implied by the climate change you "believe" in
It is a weird time to have just separated from a serious long-term relationship and feel like the world is ending...because it actually is
UN Panel on Climate Change Says We're Fucked | via the Stranger
"Time to take up smoking, everyone! The planet is going to shit so fast, drought will probably get to you before the cancer does."
#DeconstructConf just started posting the 2018 talk videos online. This first one from Nabil Hassein is really good:
"Computing, Climate Change, and All Our Relationships" | by Nabil Hassein
This video game review is filling me with existential dread 😶 :
"All rise and no fall: how Civilization reinforces a dangerous myth" | By Alister Macquarrie,
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