Links for 6/15/24

Creating a throw-away culture: How companies ingrained plastics in modern life

‘Underwater bicycle’ propels swimmers forward at superhuman speed

‘We’re in our 20s but live in the 1940s’

A response to Hannah Ritchie:  How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Economic Growth  

2-5 years to sci-fi level AI? Former OpenAI employee sounds alarm

Papa Doo Run Run America’s Music ~ California’s Band

Rooler Gab

Public has no right to swim in sea, claims firm that dumped sewage at bathing spot

“I Don’t Believe in Growth”

Why We Need “Degrowth” ? Current Affairs

California town asked to return a beachside hotel

Spencer’s Shenanigans

Links for 6/1/24

The world’s oceans just broke an important climate change record

B.C. government affirms Haida Nation title over all of Haida Gwaii in draft agreement

Brandi Morin: The Apache stronghold standing in the way of a massive copper mine

Enough Is Enough: Full Film

Read Steve Albini’s famous essay on the music industry’s problems

Guitar amps made with home-made vacuum tubes

The Hawaiian steel guitar changed American music. Can one man keep that tradition alive?

The climate is doomed if we continue to be fixated by economic growth

Tech doesn’t make our lives easier. It makes them faster

Morocco’s Imsouane and its wonderful righthander and thriving surf tourism – the shock development for locals

Radioactive waste, baby bottles and Spam: the deep ocean has become a dumping ground

Kapitän Harmsen – Adios, Kopenhagen!

‘More unzipping of the landscape’: Arctic permafrost could crumble into rivers, unleashing devastating feedback loop

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Links for 5/12/24

Roger Corman, Pioneering Independent Producer and King of B Movies, Dies at 98

While plastic is destroying the planet, fossil fuel lobbyists try drown out Indigenous voices and scientists

A call for economic degrowth

Book Review: Confronting the Slow Calamity of Climate Migration | naked capitalism

On Technology and Degrowth

Stealing Paradise: Sand Mafias, Beach Thefts

Ditch the pursuit of happiness and seek out wonder instead

The uncertain future of the Bay Area’s 90-year-old Tiki bar

A response to Daniel Driscoll: Another slice of degrowth bashing

Huge ancient lost city found in the Amazon