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High Speed Trains are Killing the European Railway Network

With the arrival of high speed trains and low-cost airlines, rich and poor are simply swapping long-distance transport modes.

This is exactly the case. I doubt the return of traditional cheaper trains would change much. They did let you carry your bike onto them which is not the case for most high-speed lines today though. As long as airlines are basically subsidised and we all take for granted that we can go anywhere in the world whenever we want to, the situation has little chance of changing.

Linked on the 13th of November, 2019 Details

Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals.

While we busy ourselves greening our personal lives, fossil fuel corporations are rendering these efforts irrelevant.

They've pulled off the best trick ever: making it all about personal responsibility while they happily destroy the planet in the background. We need to attack the issue from all sides: personal change but, more importantly, system change.

Linked on the 25th of September, 2019 Details

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