MachineMachine /stream - tagged with environment https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Resource scarcity not a doomsday scenario]]> https://www.nzz.ch/english/resource-scarcity-not-a-doomsday-scenario-ld.1632832

At the moment, there is an abundance of scarcity. Companies complain that there are shortages of semiconductors, lumber, steel, plastics, chemicals, and other inputs and raw materials. The pandemic disrupted many international supply chains.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:43 -0700 https://www.nzz.ch/english/resource-scarcity-not-a-doomsday-scenario-ld.1632832
<![CDATA[How to Live in a Climate ‘Permanent Emergency’]]> https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/07/how-to-live-in-a-climate-permanent-emergency.html

The phrase Jay Inslee used was “permanent emergency.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:40 -0700 https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/07/how-to-live-in-a-climate-permanent-emergency.html
<![CDATA[All the right words on climate have already been said » Nieman Journalism Lab]]> https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/06/all-the-right-words-on-climate-have-already-been-said/

Sometime last week, an editor who semi-ghosted me on an article I wrote several months ago texted me saying she wanted to talk. I didn’t want to talk to her because my mild annoyance had faded to almost nothing and the idea of hearing an apology felt wearying.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:39 -0700 https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/06/all-the-right-words-on-climate-have-already-been-said/
<![CDATA[Media Fields Journal - Lithium Landscapes]]> http://mediafieldsjournal.org/lithium-landscapes/

Figure 1. Satellite image of the Salar de Atacama. (Source and copyright: USGS) From space, the lithium fields of the Salar de Atacama in Chile appear like a multi-colored mosaic or plots of agricultural lands arranged in grids.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:23 -0700 http://mediafieldsjournal.org/lithium-landscapes/
<![CDATA[Exiting The Anthropocene and Entering The Symbiocene. | Psychoterratica]]> https://glennaalbrecht.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/exiting-the-anthropocene-and-entering-the-symbiocene/

It has been proposed that humans are now living within a period of the Earth’s history appropriately named ‘The Anthropocene’ (Crutzen and Stoermer 2000).

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Tue, 22 Jun 2021 21:55:14 -0700 https://glennaalbrecht.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/exiting-the-anthropocene-and-entering-the-symbiocene/
<![CDATA[Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved after 35 years - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47732553

image copyrightClaire Simonin‎ / Ar ViltansouA French coastal community has finally cracked the mystery behind the Garfield telephones that have plagued its picturesque beaches for decades.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:56:00 -0700 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47732553
<![CDATA[The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here’s What Happens If You Try. — ProPublica]]> https://www.propublica.org/article/the-climate-crisis-is-worse-than-you-can-imagine-heres-what-happens-if-you-try?token=ZU9bIdak9Yj9jHy1Dq0FAhifc0-AgZUO ]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 23:55:28 -0800 https://www.propublica.org/article/the-climate-crisis-is-worse-than-you-can-imagine-heres-what-happens-if-you-try?token=ZU9bIdak9Yj9jHy1Dq0FAhifc0-AgZUO <![CDATA[Organisms are not passive recipients of evolutionary forces | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/organisms-are-not-passive-recipients-of-evolutionary-forces

Humans are shaping the evolutionary future of life on Earth.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:55:20 -0800 https://aeon.co/essays/organisms-are-not-passive-recipients-of-evolutionary-forces
<![CDATA[Terraforming the Earth, Redesigning the World | CCCB LAB]]> http://lab.cccb.org/en/terraforming-the-earth-redesigning-the-world/

The term terraforming refers to the transformation of the ecosystems of other planets or satellites to enable them to support Earth-like life.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:19:49 -0800 http://lab.cccb.org/en/terraforming-the-earth-redesigning-the-world/
<![CDATA[Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/story/geoengineering-is-the-only-solution-to-our-climate-calamities/

Parag Khanna is the author of Connectography (2016) and The Future is Asian (2019). Michael Ferrari is managing partner at Atlas Research Innovations and a senior fellow at the Wharton School.

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Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:13:50 -0700 https://www.wired.com/story/geoengineering-is-the-only-solution-to-our-climate-calamities/
<![CDATA[Springtime Everywhere — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/springtime-everywhere/

“If you look at Google Earth, it’s springtime everywhere,” explains Gopal Shah, Google Earth’s product manager, in a YouTube interview. In a TED talk he boasts that Google Earth is “cloud-free,” since the clouds and their shadows are edited out.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:13:04 -0700 https://reallifemag.com/springtime-everywhere/
<![CDATA[Why Are Octopuses So Smart? - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/why-did-octopuses-become-smart/593155/

A small shark spots its prey—a meaty, seemingly defenseless octopus. The shark ambushes, and then, in one of the most astonishing sequences in the series Blue Planet II, the octopus escapes. First, it shoves one of its arms into the predator’s vulnerable gills.

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Thu, 08 Oct 2020 23:13:01 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/why-did-octopuses-become-smart/593155/
<![CDATA[Revolutionary archaeology reveals the deepest possible Anthropocene | Aeon Essays]]> https://aeon.co/essays/revolutionary-archaeology-reveals-the-deepest-possible-anthropocene

Humanity’s transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture is one of the most important developments in human and Earth history. Human societies, plant and animal populations, the makeup of the atmosphere, even the Earth’s surface – all were irreversibly transformed.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 06:13:20 -0700 https://aeon.co/essays/revolutionary-archaeology-reveals-the-deepest-possible-anthropocene
<![CDATA[Collapse of Civilization reading list]]> https://reddit.com/r/collapse/w/books

This is a list of books on and related to collapse broken down by various categories.

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Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:59:41 -0700 https://reddit.com/r/collapse/w/books
<![CDATA[Capitalist Catastrophism | ROAR Magazine]]> https://roarmag.org/magazine/capitalist-catastrophism/

Is Mark Fisher’s “capitalist realism” this generation’s “end of history thesis”? For nearly thirty years Francis Fukuyama’s contention that “Western liberal democracy” represents “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution” has measured the ebb and flow of history.

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Sun, 09 Aug 2020 06:13:11 -0700 https://roarmag.org/magazine/capitalist-catastrophism/
<![CDATA[Revolution or Ruin - Journal #110 June 2020 - e-flux]]> https://www.e-flux.com/journal/110/335242/revolution-or-ruin/

We know how the first paragraph begins. We’ve read about the changing climate for over twenty years, infrequently at first and then daily until we couldn’t deny it any longer. The world is burning. The oceans are heating up and acidifying. Species are dying in the Sixth Great Extinction.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:13:16 -0700 https://www.e-flux.com/journal/110/335242/revolution-or-ruin/
<![CDATA[‘Collapse of civilisation is the most likely outcome’: top climate scientists – Voice of Action]]> https://voiceofaction.org/collapse-of-civilisation-is-the-most-likely-outcome-top-climate-scientists/

Australia’s top climate scientist says “we are already deep into the trajectory towards collapse” of civilisation, which may now be inevitable because 9 of the 15 known global climate tipping points that regulate the state of the planet have been activated.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:13:15 -0700 https://voiceofaction.org/collapse-of-civilisation-is-the-most-likely-outcome-top-climate-scientists/
<![CDATA[As Sea Levels Rise, Scientists Offer a Bold Idea: Dam the North Sea - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/world/europe/north-sea-dams.html

A proposal to build two huge barriers — one that would connect Norway to Scotland, the other France to England — was described as a warning about the urgency of the climate crisis.LONDON — One dam would stretch some 300 miles from the coast of Scotland to Norway.

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Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:26:11 -0800 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/world/europe/north-sea-dams.html
<![CDATA[There's no such thing as a green vegan - UnHerd]]> https://unherd.com/2020/02/veganism-is-far-less-green-than-we-think/

Go meatless to save the earth! After all, the meat industry contributes 14.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:36:20 -0800 https://unherd.com/2020/02/veganism-is-far-less-green-than-we-think/
<![CDATA[Deep-Sea Mining and the Race to the Bottom of the Ocean - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/

It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable. Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time contemplating the bottom of the ocean.

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Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:43:36 -0800 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/