Show newer

This past weekend in the Financial Times, Kim Stanley Robinson ponders the nature of the current climate emergency, trying to capture the "structure of the feeling" of our current moment.

ft.com/content/ff94df96-b702-4

In 2020, Robinson published an astonishingly good, optimistic and furious novel about the climate emergency, "The Ministry For the Future," whose goal was imagining what that "structure" feel like if we actually averted the end of civilization.

pluralistic.net/2020/12/03/min

1/

"The time has come to admit we control our economy for the common good. Crucial at all times, this realisation is especially important in our current need to dodge a mass-extinction event. The invisible hand never picks up the cheque; therefore we must govern ourselves."

Image:
Thomas Hawk
flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/3

CC BY-NC:
creativecommons.org/licenses/b

eof/

Show thread

The fifty-ninth edition of my weekly collection of news about #LinuxPhones (@PINE64 #PinePhone, @purism #Librem5 and such), #LinBits, is out!

linmob.net/linbits-58-weekly-l

A new open source modem firmware release, #Maui apps 2.0, #NemoMobile progress and more!

Oil firms made โ€˜false claimsโ€™ on blue hydrogen costs, says ex-lobby boss - theguardian.com/environment/20 #bluehydrogen is a dangerous con: we must not let it gain a foothold #climatecrisis

"One of the unpardonable sins, in the eyes of most people, is for a man to go about unlabelled. The world regards such a person as the police do an unmuzzled dog, not under proper control."

(T.H. Huxley)

why is our entire economy set up like a pyramid scheme we can't all be landlords

can't believe we called it brexit and not the great british break off

Do you wash behind your ears? Like separately than just shampooing

Polls will be released on Friday too, and they will federate with Mastodon compatible implementations!

#pixelfed #polls

carbon pol, countering a meme that's meant to disclaim individual responsibility 

Hey, you know that meme that "100 companies are responsible for over 70% of emissions" that's used to imply that individual action is useless against climate change?

It's worth taking a look at the actual report that that meme comes from - the CDP Carbon Majors Report 2017: https://b8f65cb373b1b7b15feb-c70d8ead6ced550b4d987d7c03fcdd1d.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/cms/reports/documents/000/002/327/original/Carbon-Majors-Report-2017.pdf

That report did state that, in the 1988-2015 period, 100 fossil fuel companies were responsible for 70.6% of global industrial GHG emissions... but what does "responsible" mean?

Turns out that their methodology looked at two things - "scope 1" (operational emissions - that is, their actual emissions) and "scope 3 category 11" (use of sold products).

In that period, 58,328 Mt of CO2 equivalents were actually emitted by the fossil fuel companies in question.

576,506 Mt of CO2 equivalents were emitted in the "use of sold products".

That is, *not* by the fossil fuel companies.

By their customers.

Fuck off entirely with the "100 companies emit >70% of CO2" meme.

I'm keen to get #audiobooks working nicely on #pinephone :) Does anyone know of good online sellers of DRM free audiobooks? #askmastodon

"men and women can't be friends" and "nobody would do anything without a profit motive" have the same energy

Heddiw fe wnes i drwsio problem gyda WordPress Cymraeg 5.8...

Bai fi oedd y broblem! (darn ar goll o ffeil wp-config-sample.php)

Os ydych chi wedi cael problem wrth osod WordPress ar weinydd mae'n werth lawrlwytho'r cod eto.

Sori. Falch bod popeth yn iawn, diolch i gydweithio'n agored gyda phobl dalentog yn y cymuned WordPress.

Show older
Tลตt Cymru | Toot Wales

The independent social network for Wales, the Welsh, and everyone else! | Y rhwydwaith gymdeithasol annibynnol i Gymru. Tลตt is the social media network that puts YOU in charge. No data mining, no silly ads. Your Wales, your voice, join today! Tลตt ywโ€™r rhwydwaith gymdeithasol syโ€™n rhoi rheolaeth i TI. Dim cloddio data, dim hysbysebion twp. Dy Gymru, dy lais, ymuna heddiw!