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
Free parking and charging. Thank you Keszthely! #evroadtrip
This article is brilliant. A simplistic focus on energy efficiency does not solve the big problems that we are facing: "...the key step here is to think of energy efficiency as a means rather than an end in itself..." https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/01/bedazzled-by-energy-efficiency.html @[email protected]
Excellent article by @[email protected] It feels wildly optimistic but is based on an entirely reasonable analysis of the state of current affairs. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-government-national-unity-ed-davey-caroline-lucas-referendum-a8987831.html
Beautiful old trams in Prague. #tramporn
The slides from my talk at #WCEU are available here: https://speakerdeck.com/jacklenox/how-better-performing-websites-can-help-save-the-planet-604ea814-3bde-4162-a00e-df5d1495efc6
🚲 Excellent blog post by my friend @rachelmsquirrel about the value of bike paths, and a hopeful new outlook for central Aberdeen: https://rachel.blog/2019/06/09/can-bike-paths-save-the-high-street/
Currently reading Dear Mr Harper, the excellent biography of Robin Harper, Britain's first Green parliamentarian. Stumbled upon this bit about Andrew Neil's editorship of The Scotsman. I'll never understand why the BBC think it's ok to employ him as an unbiased political commentator.
Who will they employ to replace him when he retires? Paul Dacre?
Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613630/training-a-single-ai-model-can-emit-as-much-carbon-as-five-cars-in-their-lifetimes/
"The four-way split of the vote in Peterborough means that all of that city is now represented by an MP who won with less than a third of the vote. This could be replayed on a national scale. At a general election, there could be scores of Peterboroughs." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/09/our-archaic-first-past-post-system-alarmingly-unfit-multi-party-age
Have we passed peak Farage? https://blog.jacklenox.com/2019/06/07/have-we-passed-peak-farage/