Category Archives: Culture

The trouble with plastic waste

Originally posted on daryanenergyblog:
Figure 1: The great Pacific Garbage patch [Phys.org, 2018] With large garbage patches of plastic growing in the oceans, the ecological impact of our oil addiction is now a major crisis. And it’s also starting to…

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Unwinding the Human Predicament

From here, reproduced with permission from the author Jack Alpert of the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, with a hat tip to Damn the Matrix for pointing me in this direction: Note: this is an unfinished work, comments welcome alpert (at) … Continue reading

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Please sign this petition!

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
S. Korea is the only country in the world with large-scale, commercial dog meat farms. Frankly, I wasn’t planning to publish a post today. But then in came an email from John Zande, he…

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Swimmers is now open!

A new community for bloggers, now that the daily post is shutting its doors! Hmmm… something’s gone awry here, the Novus Lectio post I reblogged has gone walkies… No matter, you don’t want to be here anyway; you want to … Continue reading

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Will the plastics industry be the next target of the merchants of doubt?

A riddle for you: What has three words, eight letters and one meaning? My blog following now stands at 381. This number is special to me because it says 3-8-1, and to me that says “I love you”. I do … Continue reading

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How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable ‘trophic cascade’ occurred. In this short film, George Monbiot explains what a trophic cascade is, and how wolves do actually change rivers. Continue reading

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The litany against FB

Hat tip to Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary for pointing me at this video: Here are some words I wrote a few years ago (ok, so most of them belong to Frank Herbert, they’re taken from his fabulous Dune saga)… I must not … Continue reading

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The Cube Project: a cure for homelessness?

The Cube Project designs and builds low-energy microhomes in partnership with Bolton Buildings. So far, they have developed three models: QB1, QB2 and QB3. From their website: QB3 is a development of an idea that we first explored in a building … Continue reading

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The MLK quote I can’t stand…

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
I am a fan and admirer of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. His sermons and speeches arouse hope and a passion for justice in my heart. But honestly, there is one…

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Arctic Melting as Europe Freezes. Where Where Have I seen this Before? Oh, Yeah Science.

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
https://twitter.com/rahmstorf/status/968036167194169345 And, oh yeah, I’ve been bringing you those voices for years now, at this blog, thru these videos. You’re welcome. Hey, don’t get mad at me. Andrew Freedman in Mashable:…

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