Monthly Archives: November 2018

Listening to Slow Burn S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Josh Dye: School students on mass strike to protest climate change inaction

Got to say I’m impressed by this.

The Guardian: Jack Flanagan: Is a cure for Aids within reach?

The New Yorker: Sam Knight: Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?

Finished watching House of Cards (2013–2018)

Just finished reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

TED: Chad Frischmann: Project Drawdown: 100 solutions to climate change

This TedTalk offers an antidote to the pessimism and apocalypse fatigue associated with the problem of global warming, Project Drawdown. “Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.” The project “is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.” They gathered together “a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world” to find answers. They modelled the one hundred of the most substantive solutions to address the problems. The thing is, most of the solutions already exist. Please watch the video, share it, and have a look around Project Drawdown website.

Listening to Scriptnotes Episode: 73 Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Guardian: Caroline Davies: Harry Leslie Smith, vocal critic of austerity, dies aged 95

Only those who have experienced the real poverty understand the need for the Welfare State. Harry was one of those people. He will be missed.

 

NowThis: This ferris-wheel-water-slide hybrid is 100% real

There is a metaphor for life in there somewhere. Life is a twisting turning waterslide? Life is a wet knot? Life is speeding down a intestine shaped tunnel? Life is complicated, have fun on the way down?

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