Vox: Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?

The debate over whether climate change will end life on Earth, explained. By Kelsey Piper  Jun 13, 2019, 1:30pm EDT Is climate change going to end human civilization for good, and so soon that we may as well not bother saving for retirement? That’s the theory put forward in a recent viral Vice post: “New Report Warns ‘HighContinue reading “Vox: Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?”

ARTNET: It’s hard to make good art about climage change. Venice Biennale, Lithuanian Pavilion.

Sun & Sea, Lithuania’s contribution to the 2019 Venice Biennale. Photo: Neon Realism. So much art about climate change is bad. It’s preachy, literal, unimaginative, and hung up on aerial shots of floods or topographical maps. By contrast, Lithuania’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale, titled Sun & Sea (Marina), is a revelation. It is aContinue reading “ARTNET: It’s hard to make good art about climage change. Venice Biennale, Lithuanian Pavilion.”

Guardian: Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change

Robert Watson A colleague recently described how fish would swim into her clothing when she was a child bathing in the ocean off the coast of Vietnam, but today the fish are gone and her children find the story far-fetched. Another recalled his experiences just last year in Cape Town – one of the world’s mostContinue reading “Guardian: Loss of biodiversity is just as catastrophic as climate change”

the Guardian: Extinction Rebellion and Momentum join forces on climate crisis

Activists to rally at parliament urging government to declare environmental emergency Mattha Busby  @matthabusby Mon 29 Apr 2019 15.07 BST Momentum, the youth climate strikers and Extinction Rebellion are to unite in protest outside parliament on Wednesday as Labour calls on the Conservatives to declare an environmental emergency in a parliamentary vote. In the first explicit collaboration between theContinue reading “the Guardian: Extinction Rebellion and Momentum join forces on climate crisis”

BBC: Iran floods: Homes and people swept away

Rescue operations are under way across Iran as the death toll from severe flooding has reached more than 60. There are new warnings that dams in some areas could overflow, causing more devastation. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, and many are in urgent need of food, water, tents and blankets. The BBCContinue reading “BBC: Iran floods: Homes and people swept away”

Guardian: Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’

 Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in southern Africa – video report The devastating cyclone that hit south-eastern Africa may be the worst ever disaster to strike the southern hemisphere, according to the UN. Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe over the last few days, destroying almost everything in its path, causing devastating floods,Continue reading “Guardian: Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’”

NPR interview: Earthshattering: Violent SuperNovas…and other hazards to our live in our universe

Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, And Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe. Bob Berman. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Global warming, polar ice caps melting, general doom and gloom – well, how’s this for a cheery book title? “Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, And Other Hazards To LifeContinue reading “NPR interview: Earthshattering: Violent SuperNovas…and other hazards to our live in our universe”

Quartz: The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck

By Corinne PurtillMarch 16, 2018 link to article also here. Let’s say the situation at work is not good. The project (or product, or re-org, or whatever) has launched, and the best you can say is that things aren’t going as planned. At all. It’s a disaster, though the best word for it is theContinue reading “Quartz: The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck”

BBC: ‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’– its in Sweden!

By Dougal ShawBBC Stories 29 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share Anna Bergstrom had a dilemma. She loved the glitzy world of high fashion, but had also come to feel that it was unsustainable and bad for the planet. She’s now foundContinue reading “BBC: ‘Welcome to my high-fashion, trash shopping mall’– its in Sweden!”