A multimillion-dollar project will soon turn the ancient ruins of Pompeii into one of the most technologically advanced research sites in the world. SEE LINK TO ARTICLE HERE POMPEII, Italy—A thin band of smoke rises from the cone of Mt. Vesuvius, a subtle warning that this supervolcano is still very much alive. A few miles down the flanks in the ancient ruins of Pompeii, a … Continue reading Daily Beast: The Mad Rush to Save Pompeii From Another Natural Disaster
Jonathan Jones, on Frazer’s the Golden Bough. From TS Eliot to Apocalypse Now, 20th-century culture is in thrall to JG Frazer’s The Golden Bough. But that book might not have existed without Turner’s inspiration, says Jonathan Jones Jonathan JonesSat 10 Dec 2005 00.07 GMT Link to article here. A uniform hangs in the shadows inside the ruined temple, the name printed on it KURTZ. Water … Continue reading The Guardian: Modern myths
What does nature mean to you and how is nature shaped by art? The project Listen offers an artistic meeting with August Prize winner Emma Adbåge about the book Nature, Anja Örn from the artists’ collective Norrakollektivet about mining expansions and the interdisciplinary artist group Marvels & Catastrophes which maps how nature is reminded of demolition and dust clouds in the big city. PROGRAM 11-13: Bloom … Continue reading – Fargfabriken: BLOOM OUT BLOW OUT=Finnisage for Symbiosis’ last day: Listen Workshop
see full article here for interactive diagrams. Researchers use AI – and witchcraft folklore – to map the coronavirus conspiracy theories that have sprung upAnna Leach and Miles ProbynTue 26 Oct 2021 08.00 BST Researchers have mapped the web of connections underpinning coronavirus conspiracy theories, opening a new way of understanding and challenging them. Using Danish witchcraft folklore as a model, the researchers from UCLA and Berkeley … Continue reading The Guardian: Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?
Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26 Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’ Tara ConlanTue 19 Oct 2021 06.01 BS Humans might be the only intelligent beings in our galaxy, so destroying our civilisation could be a galactic disaster, Prof Brian Cox has warned leaders in the run-up to Cop26. Speaking … Continue reading The Guardian: Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox
A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news LINK A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here to deliver the bad news Edward Helmore. Sun 25 Jul 2021 07.00 BST At a UN sustainability meeting several years ago, an economic policy officer … Continue reading Guardian: Yep, it’s bleak, 1970s end-of-the-world prediction
To visit the official Färgfabriken site on Marvels and Catastrophes visit this LINK. Marvels & Catastrophes is an interdisciplinary artist collective that was launched in 2018 as an act of defiance, in the hope of creating an alternative set of creative strategies capable of addressing the increasing disastrous effects of climate change. The premise was, and remains, simple: there is a body of unassailable science, concerning … Continue reading Lyssna – Listen. A view of Marvels and Catastrophes inside Färgfabrken.
American adventurer Garrett Fisher flies in a ramshackle antique plane, dangling his camera out of the window to capture the beauty of glaciers before they disappearby Patrick BarkhamFri 30 Apr 2021 12.00 BST Satellite images and the latest scientific studies may accurately inform us how quickly the world’s glaciers are melting. But Garrett Fisher’s mission is different: to reveal the “souls” of vanishing glaciers. This, … Continue reading Guardian: The man on a mission to reveal the ‘souls’ of vanishing glaciers
Story by Peter Brannen This article was published online on February 3, 2021. Updated at 1:53 p.m. ET on February 11, 2021. We live on a wild planet, a wobbly, erupting, ocean-sloshed orb that careens around a giant thermonuclear explosion in the void. Big rocks whiz by overhead, and here on the Earth’s surface, whole continents crash together, rip apart, and occasionally turn inside out, killing nearly … Continue reading The Atlantic: The Terrifying Warning Lurking in the Earth’s Ancient Rock Record
Wed 24 Mar 2021 10.00 GM Kimberly Nicholas 221412 Kimberly Nicholas I was taught to use my head, not my heart. But acknowledging sadness at what is lost can help us safeguard the future Wed 24 Mar 2021 10.00 GMT 221412 Over the course of my career, the climate crisis has changed from something only experts could see – reading clues trapped in frozen air … Continue reading Guardian: Scientists need to face both facts and feelings when dealing with the climate crisis