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Fossil fuel burning leaps to new record, crushing clean energy and climate efforts.

The graphs in this article are terrifying. Our energy use is constantly growing while simultaneously pushing the percentage of renewables in use to insignificance. We are definitely on the path to catastrophe.

Linked on the 8th of August, 2019 Details

The hidden costs of automated thinking.

A world of knowledge without understanding becomes a world without discernible cause and effect, in which we grow dependent on our digital concierges to tell us what to do and when.

We should be cautious about our over-reliance on "AI" that solve problems without us understanding how they reached their conclusions. There's a risk of ever-increasing intellectual debt.

Linked on the 30th of July, 2019 Details

Nearly every media story concerning the current heatwave and climate breakdown is illustrated by photos of people playing in fountains or on beaches like it's some kind of fun holiday. Pictures of dead crops, forest fires or old people suffering would be closer to reality and might help give a few more readers a nice big kick in the ass about our future. It's irresponsible.

Noted on the 25th of July, 2019 Details

The modern hermit.

First he was never for a moment, in all 27 years, bored. He was never lonely. He said that he felt almost the opposite of that. He said he felt utterly and intricately connected to everything else in the world. It was difficult for him to tell where his body ended, and the woods began. He said he felt this utter communion with nature and with the outside world.

In a world where people start thumbing phones in queues, trains and anywhere else they fear being alone with their thoughts, this would probably be torture. I'm not ready to head into the woods for 27 years but I increasingly enjoy being untethered from the grid.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

The pickup-truck emoji, brought to you by Ford.

Even the simple emoji has been infiltrated by corporate interests. It's depressing.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

It looks like a lake made for instagram. It’s a dump for chemical waste.

This is deeply representative of our times and of “influencer” culture.

Linked on the 11th of July, 2019 Details