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If you need some hope, the latest xkcd comic looks at the current situation from a different perspective: https://xkcd.com/2287/
Really enjoyed this read at the weekend: "In the future, we might look back on December 2019 as the all-time peak in global carbon emissions." https://www.ft.com/content/9d0d917e-68aa-11ea-800d-da70cff6e4d3
Delighted to see this. Ground-breaking stuff. 💚 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/heathrow-third-runway-ruled-illegal-over-climate-change
An excellent and timely post by @danny: "Shaving off a single kilobyte in a file that is being loaded on 2 million websites reduces CO2 emissions by an estimated 2950kg per month." https://dannyvankooten.com/website-carbon-emissions/
This is the sort of good news story we need right now. 🚆 Sleeper trains are a fantastic way of travelling. There should be dozens leaving @StPancrasInt every evening for every corner of Europe. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/sweden-london-train-sleeper-malmo-amsterdam-cologne-munich-rail-a9288206.html
"Nothing we’ll read about online should make us hopeful, because scrolling for hope by browsing through social media from your sofa won’t cut it. I think that’s even selfish. Those achievements are the result of exhausted youths, overworked scientists and grieving activists. For each green bill presented in a legislative body, there’s an anxious, underslept staffer who needs backup. Can one hope from the sidelines?"
"People in eastern Congo are massacred to facilitate smartphone upgrades of ever diminishing marginal utility."
Talk: How better performing websites can help save the planet: https://blog.jacklenox.com/2019/09/23/talk-how-better-performing-websites-can-help-save-the-planet/
Excellent to see this work being done by @[email protected]:
"We will seek to purchase negative CO2 emissions at any price per tCO2, starting immediately."
Superb performance by @[email protected] jousting with John Humphrys on @[email protected] on the #ExtinctionRebellion movement: "On the one hand business as usual, climate breakdown, and mass deaths. On the other we try to find a way to live and prosper together." https://soundcloud.com/user-917334193/rupert-read-of-extinction-rebellion-on-radio-4s-today
Here's a debate, presented by France 24, in English, featuring MEPs from across Europe, and across the political spectrum, debating the controversy around the election of the European Commission President. Have you ever seen anything like this on BBC News? Perhaps if we actually covered this sort of thing in the UK, we wouldn't all be so ignorant about how the EU works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ0iUR8zNuU
Woodland and shrubland make up more than 60% of Slovenia's land cover (compared to 13% in the UK). It is home to wolves, bears, and two million people, and the whole country would fit into the Highlands of Scotland. #rewildyourlife
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