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Results for tag: environment

As society unravels, the future is up for grabs.

As the amazon burns, don't count on our leaders to prevent our self-destruction. They're locked in to the system and the transnational corporations that govern it. They will not be the source of the radical changes needed.

Jeremy Lent argues the window for new ideas is opening now. We can still go both ways.

Linked on the 15th of September, 2019 Details

At 4°C of warming, would a billion people survive? What scientists say.

I recently watched a BBC interview with Extinction Rebellion's co-founder Roger Hallam where he mentions six billion people could die from starvation and war before the end of the century.

My future outlook as far as the coming climate emergency is downright bleak and even I was a bit surprised at the numbers he was throwing out. Well, it turns out there are scientists out there who believe exactly that.

Linked on the 20th of August, 2019 Details

Chernobyl: a 'debt to the truth'

It's always been incredibly difficult for me to get a fair view of nuclear energy. Mostly due to the absurdly obvious amount of lobbying from the industry. This article on the consequences of Chernobyl and other incidents shows that lobbying to be even more insidious than I thought.

Linked on the 15th of August, 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

Inside the World's First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Another excerpt from the Underland book. This one tells the story of a tomb for radioactive waste being built in Finland. There's something really ominous about the whole concept of burying our radioactive slop and hoping a future civilisation doesn't get curious and dig it up.

Linked on the 10th of July, 2019 Details

I’m not Extreme, Consumerism Is

It’s indeed crazy that trying to live waste-free is considered more extreme than spending the night queuing in the cold for a new phone.
Linked on the 13th of June, 2019 Details