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 12/23/23

Your Money Is Funding Fossil Fuels Without You Knowing It

Longboard France Histoire du Surfing

Bloomberg reveals stunning 42% wealth surge in global elite families

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

AI companies have all kinds of arguments against paying for copyrighted content

You Should Have Been Here Yesterday – Official Trailer

Scientists hunt possible link between common plastic additive and autism and ADHD

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

Anchovies and Sardines Are a Climate Solution in a Can

Links for 12/10/23

The climate change we caused is here for at least 50,000 years – and probably far longer

Plastic bag recycling project gives up the ghost

Elon Says Copyright/AI Lawsuits Don’t Matter Because ‘Digital God’ Will Arrive Before They’re Decided

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

Alain Gardinier

“Kinda Crazy” celebrates the legendary Rip City Skates

If the first solar entrepreneur hadn’t been kidnapped, would fossil fuels have dominated the 20th century the way they did?

Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Skyrocket To $7 Trillion

A Tribute to Chet Atkins

The Groovy Imitation Bands of 1960s Japanese Rock

Links for 12/3/23

COP28: How 7 policies could help save a billion lives by 2100

The end of Elon Musk

American Big Tech Has Enslaved Us | Aaron Bastani Meets Yanis Varoufakis

Climate conspiracy theories flourish ahead of COP28

Microplastic-eating plankton may be worsening crisis in oceans, say scientists

Gulf Stream weakening now 99% certain, and ramifications will be global

Solomon Islands prime minister says US must respect Pacific leaders

Topic: Economics You Can’t Put a Price on Nature

Fiji prime minister warns against US and China attempts to ‘polarise’ Pacific

CEO of biggest carbon credit certifier to resign after claims offsets worthless

The amazing Hook Island sea monster photos

The Myth of Artificial Intelligence

Links for 11/19/23

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

140-year-old ocean heat tech could supply islands with limitless energy

How global warming shakes the Earth: Seismic data show ocean waves gaining strength as the planet warms

Winold Reiss and the Congo Room— 1st Tiki Bar ? A Tiki Bar before they were called that

Elon Musk Unmasked: Shaping the Future (Part 4)

What can a software developer do about climate change?

The climate threat to California’s stored nuclear waste

Brave Kiwi woman’s morning swim with curious orcas

For Sale! Kitschy Time Capsule Pad, Perfect for Drinking Martinis All Day Long

‘It’s absolutely guaranteed’: the best and worst case scenarios for sea level rise

Indigenous nation in US seeks to block billion-dollar port project in Canada

Two Fed Up Redditors Launched a Site to Anonymously Rate Your Landlord

Dark City. The Real Los Angeles Noir

Links for 11/5/23

Extreme weather in a changing climate

Let’s redefine “Good Surfer”

New Report Calls Out Chemical Recycling as a ‘False Solution’ to the Plastics Crisis

The Material Power That Rules Computation (ft. Cory Doctorow)

Drought in Amazon reveals rocks with ancient human faces

America’s Osage Natives want you to know their story doesn’t end with Killers of the Flower Moon

The Videogame Industry is Larger Than Film and TV Combined, Why Aren’t They Paying Musicians Fairly?

A deaf whale is a dead whale

New vehicles a “privacy nightmare” where you consent to carmakers collecting data on behavioral, biological, even sexual activity

Why moving people out of harm’s way isn’t as easy as it might sound

New Zealand becomes first country to ban thin plastic bags for fresh produce from supermarkets

China on course to hit wind and solar power target five years ahead of time

One Guy’s Quest to Save the 1960s Time Capsule Homes of America

And now the weather: Cloudy with scattered showers of plastic

Links for 5/10/23

The Real History of the Luddites (Audio)

They ride exact replicas of Tom Blake’s 1920s wood surfboards

The Pentagon is the Elephant In the Climate Activist Room

A Warning On the Future of Music: with Author Ted Gioia

Study: Carbon offsets aren’t doing their job, overstate impact

Endless fallout: the Pacific idyll still facing nuclear blight 77 years on

Signs directing public access to Malibu beach only last eight days

Up to 70% of California beaches could disappear by end of the century

Meet the Surfing Girls of Iran

Nan Madol

Exxon just made record profits, also knew even more about climate change than we realized

Links for 10/1/23

Meet the Shadowy Network Vilifying Climate Protestors Around the World

Forever chemicals at former Nasa lab are leaking into LA River, say watchdogs

The State of Berlin After Hitler

Scientists still unable to identify bizarre golden egg found at the bottom of the ocean

Experts call for global moratorium on efforts to geoengineer climate

The Cognitive Dissonance Of Climate Collapse

Murder Offsets (permalink)

A shocking number of birds are in trouble

Stars could be invisible within 20 years as light pollution brightens night skies

Recycling can release huge quantities of microplastics, study finds

The Real Life of Your Selfie

Cities reviving downtowns by converting offices to housing

See amazing Northwest Coast Native artwork from Canada

Links for 9/18/23

Life Doesn’t Have to Zuck

Earth now way outside “safe operating space for humanity,” says new report

Even Dimming The Sun Wouldn’t Save Antarctica’s Ice Now, Scientists Say

The history of rock and roll poster art

Werner Voss’s Rock’n’Roll Museum

Joyce Carol Vincent: How could this young woman lie dead and undiscovered for almost three years?

Manus Island and Nauru: previously unseen testimony and AI imagery reveal ‘unimaginable’ part of Australian history

Column: Is the reign of the surf thugs at Lunada Bay finally coming to an end? Looks like it

Snoop Asks in @hypebot: “How can you get a billion streams and not get a million dollars?”

How to Responsibly Dispose of Your Electronics

Insurer cites “growing catastrophe exposure” as it stops new sales in California

Insurance giant halts sale of new home policies in California due to wildfires