Seen in → No.143
- 📚 The Terraforming 2021 Reading List. “The team behind the program has prepared a recommended literature list that touches upon the themes that will be covered in the second year of The Terraforming and includes works by many of the program’s faculty members.”
- 📚 All we can save. “Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.”
- 🇺🇸 👀 Nice! Into the Future. “We are launching in September 2020 with weekly programs for young people in high school and community events for all ages. We offer classes, projects and special events that bring the power of foresight to people who want to influence and change the future.”
- Good shift in perspective 🧵 by Astra Taylor. Today I’ve been thinking of 2020 less as the year of unexpected shocks & catastrophes more as the year predictions came true. For decades concerned people have studied the likelihood of many bad things happening & proposed intelligent ways to prevent or mitigate them.
- 🧵 by Mozilla with recommendations on who to follow to fill the “glaring omissions” in The Social Dilemma. The producers brought some serious and valid concerns about the impact of social media platforms to a broad Netflix audience.
- 🇩🇪 👍🏼 Love this initiative! To Cut Waste, Berlin Opens Its Own Secondhand Shop. “a state-run department store that both sells items that might otherwise get thrown away and acts as an education center encouraging repair and reuse. Called B-Wa(h)renhaus (an untranslatable pun meaning both department store and “conserving house”), the store covers over 7,000 square feet and sells used and upcycled clothing, furniture, phones and other electronics.”
- 🇨🇳 Climate change: China aims for ‘carbon neutrality by 2060’. “China’s president surprised the UN gathering by making a bold statement about his country’s plans for tackling emissions. He called on all countries to achieve a green recovery for the world economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘We aim to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.’”
- World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam. “The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new research.”