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

Links for 3/3/24

Plastic industry knew recycling was a farce for decades yet deceived the public, report reveals

Curious shift in ocean currents is having chilling impact on Outer Banks, experts say

Net-Zero Targets Face Reality Check

The Streetdog

Fossil Companies Face $50B Lawsuit Over 2021 Heat Dome Deaths

How archivists are working to capture not just tapes of old TV and radio but the experience of tuning in together

Record ocean temperatures put Earth in ‘uncharted territory’, say scientists

How Corporations Are Changing Skateboarding and Why It Matters – Jenkem Magazine

A Compendium of Vintage Pool Parties

‘We are very vulnerable’: cyclone-hit Vanuatu pins climate hopes on UN vote

Links for 1/27/24

Microplastics, like Asbestos, Can Kill

How artists can poison their pics with deadly Nightshade to deter AI scrapers

Karl von den Steinen

Taiwanese indigenous peoples

20 Major US Cities Most and Least Threatened by Climate Change

Get hip to teenage antics and terms with this handy guide

Native Land Digital

When Idiot Savants Do Climate Economics

Climate change solutions need to keep Indigenous knowledge at centre of approach

New Stan Lee documentary raises age-old question: Who created the Marvel Universe?

Bandcamp reportedly union-busting by pressuring record labels

Links for 1/14/24

How I watched the oligarchy shrink America’s middle class

How to Make Recyclable Plastics Out of CO2 to Slow Climate Change

The ex-shark fishermen teaching schoolkids how to protect the environment

Why people still fall for fake news about climate change

A Pocket Guide for Scientists: Handling Political Harassment and Legal Intimidation

Department of Defense, Tidal Power: A New Source of Energy (1959)

Rarely in the Field of Human Endeavour Has One Rather Small Profession Caused So Much Harm to Humankind as Neoclassical Economists Do Now