Artspace: 5 Times Nature Won Over Art: Natural Disasters and Culture

By Artspace Editors DEC. 19, 2019 Depending on who you talk to, the world’s environmental future runs the gamut from doomed to irrelevant, but one thing’s for sure: it is seldom poised to inspire anything less than rapturous anger in its discussants. Scientists say we have about a decade to turn this ship around, butContinue reading “Artspace: 5 Times Nature Won Over Art: Natural Disasters and Culture”

NYTimes: How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong

The flooded roadway into the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy.Credit…Andrew Burton/Getty Images Opinion How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we’re facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios. By Eugene Linden SEE THIS LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE: Mr. Linden has written widely about climateContinue reading “NYTimes: How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong”

NYTimes: It’s the End of California as We Know It

The fires and the blackouts are connected to a larger problem in this state: a failure to live sustainably. By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist Oct. 30, 2019 1930 Battling a grass fire in Knightsen, Calif., on Sunday.Credit…Jose Carlos Fajardo/San Jose Mercury News, via Associated Press 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 I have lived nearly all my life in California, and myContinue reading “NYTimes: It’s the End of California as We Know It”

the Guardian: Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’

Natalie Hanman The No Logo author talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes and how she finds hope • Read an extract from her new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal here Sat 14 Sep 2019 08.01 BSTLast modified on Mon 16 Sep 2019 13.12 BST Shares 5,919Continue reading “the Guardian: Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’”

BBC: Pompeii archaeologists uncover ‘sorcerer’s treasure trove’

Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a “sorcerer’s treasure trove” of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads. Most of the items would have belonged to women, said Massimo Osanna, director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. A room with the bodies of 10 victims, including womenContinue reading “BBC: Pompeii archaeologists uncover ‘sorcerer’s treasure trove’”

Edgeeffects: Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Gregg Mitman, Donna Haraway, and Anna Tsing speak at the Plantationocene seminar. Photo by Romulo Ueda, 2019. By: Gregg Mitman Posted on: June 18, 2019 This is the sixth piece in a series on the Plantationocene—a proposed alternate name for the epoch often called the Anthropocene. The Plantationocene Series aims to create a conversation aboutContinue reading “Edgeeffects: Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing”

SWI: Climate warming is global and fast, say Swiss experts

Melting glaciers is just one of the consequences of climate change.(Keystone/Arno Balzarini)   Swiss scientists have discounted allegations that the current climate change is a recurring phenomenon in the history of mankind. A team of researchers from the Swiss university of Bern gathered evidence showing that the previous periods of rising and dropping temperatures fromContinue reading “SWI: Climate warming is global and fast, say Swiss experts”

New Yorker: The Really Big One An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.

    EXCERPT> Soon after that shaking begins, the electrical grid will fail, likely everywhere west of the Cascades and possibly well beyond. If it happens at night, the ensuing catastrophe will unfold in darkness. In theory, those who are at home when it hits should be safest; it is easy and relatively inexpensive toContinue reading “New Yorker: The Really Big One An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.”

BBC: Stromboli: volcano erupts on Italian island

A volcano has erupted on the Italian island of Stromboli, killing one person and sending frightened tourists fleeing. The victim is a male hiker who was hit by a falling stone, while other people were injured. The navy has been deployed for a possible mass evacuation, with 70 people already evacuated. The volcano is oneContinue reading “BBC: Stromboli: volcano erupts on Italian island”

Oarfish bring omen of an immanent earthquake

Philippines on earthquake and tsunami alert after giant 14ft oarfish washes up on shore THE Philippines is on earthquake and tsunami alert following the discovery of an almost 14ft oarfish on their shores. By CLAIRE ANDERSON PUBLISHED: 03:00, Tue, Jun 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:12, Tue, Jun 25, 2019 0 Oarfish: Geologist explains their ‘link’ to earthquakes Play UnmuteContinue reading “Oarfish bring omen of an immanent earthquake”