MachineMachine /stream - tagged with environment https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![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/
<![CDATA[Why White Supremacists Are Hooked on Green Living | The New Republic]]> https://newrepublic.com/article/154971/rise-ecofascism-history-white-nationalism-environmental-preservation-immigration

On Saturdays, Sarah Dye and her husband, Douglas Mackey, sell seasonal vegetables and eggs at a farmers’ market in Bloomington, Indiana. Sarah stands behind a stall piled high with heirloom tomatoes, basil, okra, and acorn squash.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:36:20 -0700 https://newrepublic.com/article/154971/rise-ecofascism-history-white-nationalism-environmental-preservation-immigration
<![CDATA[We Need Courage, Not Hope, to Face Climate Change - The On Being Project]]> https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-need-courage-not-hope-to-face-climate-change/

As a climate scientist, I am often asked to talk about hope. Particularly in the current political climate, audiences want to be told that everything will be all right in the end.

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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:28:27 -0700 https://onbeing.org/blog/kate-marvel-we-need-courage-not-hope-to-face-climate-change/
<![CDATA[What is Called Thinking in the Anthropocene? — The Revealer]]> https://therevealer.org/what-is-called-thinking-in-the-anthropocene/

This is a piece about failures. My failures, mostly, as a thinker and a scholar, but also the failure of my field and the failure of all of us to think what will come in the next ten, twenty, thirty, hundred years.

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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:08:49 -0700 https://therevealer.org/what-is-called-thinking-in-the-anthropocene/
<![CDATA[The Arrogance of the Anthropocene - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/arrogance-anthropocene/595795/

On geological timescales, human civilization is an event, not an epoch. Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told.

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Sat, 17 Aug 2019 08:05:08 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/arrogance-anthropocene/595795/
<![CDATA[Extinction Rebellion: Not the Struggle we Need, Pt. 1]]> https://libcom.org/blog/extinction-rebellion-not-struggle-we-need-pt-1-19072019

The first of a three-part critique of Extinction Rebellion, focussing on their attitudes towards the police, legal system and prison. Out of the Woods are utterly convinced of the need for action addressing ecological crisis by any means necessary. But not all means are necessary.

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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:10:24 -0700 https://libcom.org/blog/extinction-rebellion-not-struggle-we-need-pt-1-19072019
<![CDATA[Coral found to prefer eating microplastic to natural food]]> https://phys.org/news/2019-06-coral-microplastic-natural-food.html

Astrangia. Credit: Stephen Cairns et al. An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary, ZooKeys (2012). DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.227.3612. Creative Commons Attribution 3.

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Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:44:42 -0700 https://phys.org/news/2019-06-coral-microplastic-natural-food.html
<![CDATA[Cloud Loss Could Add 8 Degrees to Global Warming | Quanta Magazine]]> https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-loss-could-add-8-degrees-to-global-warming-20190225/

On a 1987 voyage to the Antarctic, the paleoceanographer James Kennett and his crew dropped anchor in the Weddell Sea, drilled into the seabed, and extracted a vertical cylinder of sediment.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:38:31 -0800 https://www.quantamagazine.org/cloud-loss-could-add-8-degrees-to-global-warming-20190225/
<![CDATA[‘Everything is not going to be okay’: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble]]> https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html

What does it mean to be alive right now? Right now. Right this second, right this epoch, as mankind alters the Earth beyond recognition.

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 05:01:00 -0800 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/everything-is-not-going-to-be-okay-how-to-live-with-constant-reminders-that-the-earth-is-in-trouble/2019/01/24/9dd9d6e6-1e53-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html
<![CDATA[America colonisation ‘cooled Earth's climate’ - BBC News]]> https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973

Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate. That's the conclusion of scientists from University College London, UK.

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:52:20 -0800 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973