It's #EarthOvershootDay already.
Governments need to turn this destruction around.
The excess of capitalism leads to the necessity of an anti-crisis movement. The movement will focus on two keys to re-balance: social equality and the international commons: air, water and space.
The international commons is not for sale. It equally belongs to all of us and we belong to it. The continuous capitalist operations and growing amount of pollution, trashing, mining, trading, depletion and destruction are forcing us to declare it a trade-free zone.
A massive ice melting event is taking place in #Greenland, according to @PolarPortal
It would be enough to cover Florida in 2 inches (5 cm) of water
Not as extreme as 2019 in terms of gigatons but the melt area is a bit larger than 2 years ago.
Fires in Russian Federation started in May
@aral Eventually I could envision Digital Post Offices, that coordinate routine transportation of data from point A to B, using efficient tools with the requirement that these can fully function on a RaspberryPi or a laptop.
In 2014, I gave a talk called Free is a Lie at a run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen, Silicon-Valley-worshiping Big Tech/surveillance capitalism conference in the Netherlands.
Yesterday, I learned that they unlisted my talk on *spit* YouTube and that it might be removed.
Today, I archived it so you can keep watching it for as long as you want to.
@aral When we talk about distributed data in smallTech, we also respect off-line communities and people who turn their computer off at night.
✈️ One long-haul plane flight: 1-3 tons of CO2 per passenger
🚀 One rocket launch: 200-300 tonnes of carbon dioxide for four passengers
German Chancellor Confronted over Blocking Patent Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines
**How the Pandemic Fueled Global Hunger: 2.5 Billion Lack Nutritious Food, 1 in 5 Children Are Stunted**
"The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a sharp increase in the number of people going hungry worldwide, along with conflict and the impacts of climate change. A new report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world found about one-tenth of the global population were undernourished…"
It’s not just unusual and extreme weather in Europe, it’s the climate crisis. And this is only the beginning if governments continue to prioritize profits over people and the planet. We cannot afford to wait any longer on climate action; the time to act is NOW.
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