Climate change is exacerbating conflict in Mali: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/the-reporters-46921487
Australian heatwave dries up rivers and threatens Aboriginal way of life: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jan/22/murray-darling-river-aboriginal-culture-dry-elders-despair-walgett?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting #climatechange as individuals | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/jul/17/neoliberalism-has-conned-us-into-fighting-climate-change-as-individuals
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This is the last of LedByDonkeys guerilla ads.
They've crowdfunded £60,000 to have their messages stay up on billboards around the country, but apparently the ad companies won't let you say Fuck in your adverts, so they did this one themselves.
Continuing on with yesterday's theme, it seems that POWs in WW2 were sent maps and escape plans hidden in Monopoly sets.
These were sent out by fake charities, so avoid implicating the Red Cross in any suspicious activities.
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Time for my favorite recipe. It's super simple, it's affordable, it makes your tummy feel good, and you can mix it up with whatever aging veggies you have in the fridge. It's vegan
Golden Lentil Soup
1 cup chopped carrots (can be replaced with other roots)
1 cup chopped celery (can be replaced with other water heavy veg)
1 whole chopped onion
1 cup red lentils
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cups of water
2 tbsp vegetable bouillon
2 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp curry paste
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
in a large pot add onion, carrot, celery (or replacement veg). saute with oil. Add in salt, cumin, and ginger.
Once onions have caramelized add water and bring to boil.
rinse lentils and add to pot
add rest of ingredients to pot
boil for 20-30 minutes (until lentils are soft)
spice to taste
cool for 10 minutes
advanced strats: add lime juice and a little cilantro
"Orkney was once utterly dependent on power that was produced by burning coal and gas on the Scottish mainland and then transmitted through an undersea cable. Today the islands are so festooned with wind turbines, they cannot find enough uses for the emission-free power they create on their own.
Community-owned wind turbines generate power for local villages; islanders drive nonpolluting cars that run on electricity; devices that can turn the energy of the waves and the tides into electricity are being tested in the islands’ waters and seabed; and – in the near future – car and passenger ferries here will be fuelled not by diesel but by hydrogen, created from water that has been electrolysed using power from Orkney’s wind, wave and tide generators."
In 1941 Brownies collected 15,000 empty cotton reels ‘for a secret RAF job’. Recently de-classified files show that the cotton-reels were for ‘MI9’, the War Office department set up to help prisoners-of-war escape. Tightly-rolled silk maps of Europe, microfilm of contacts, and paper German money were carefully inserted inside the reels, which were then sent by MI9 in parcels of games and equipment to PoWs.
some #visiblemending I just finished! fixing my clothes and making them pretty is the best tbh
Our #oceans broke heat records in 2018 and the consequences are catastrophic
The last five years were the five hottest on record. The numbers are huge: in 2018 the extra ocean heat compared to a 1981-2010 baseline amounted to 196,700,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules. The current rate of #oceanWarming is equivalent to five Hiroshima-size atomic bombs exploding every second.
Oregon state university is running a free online #permaculture course from April the 22nd to May the 20th
If you enroll and need an accountability partner, feel free to contact me
Ok, nice people. I am trying something new, and have put* a forum on my website today, and I need some beta users to give it a go :)
The idea is to create a friendly and welcoming place where people can discuss practical environmental stuff without fear of the kind of unpleasant responses you get elsewhere, that will also build up into a useful repository of ideas and experience.
You will need to create an account. I may need to verify that and your first few posts - I'm not 100% sure how it works yet :)
If you have any problems, or constructive ideas, you can comment on the forum or you can drop me a line here.
[*Ryan is doing the technical bits, thank you Ryan!]
Delightful short piece on how much value one apple tree can have: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/19/a-letter-to-neighbours-and-their-apple-tree
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As noted by @UnconventionalEmma , there's a crowdfunder underway to bring pertinent Brexit tweets and quotes to busy billboards, reminding everyone how egregrious the Leavers' falsehoods have been. It'd initially been a guerrilla operation, but they want these to *stay up*, and that costs money.
They raised their initial £10,000 goal in three hours, and are now going for as much as they can by mid-February, to get as many up as they can afford. ^_^
I want to live in a cleaner, kinder, fairer world. Upset about Brexit, and raging about the state of the planet.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.