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Hello, I am Emma. I am into and , and trying to save the planet. I’m an early bird who lives on tea and naps, and I make my living as a freelance science writer, although what I’d like to do is write about plants and gardening and saving the planet :)

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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.

theguardian.com/uk/the-norther

The first Women’s Institute in Britain was formed in June 1915, on the Welsh island of Anglesey, in the world famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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"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."

theguardian.com/environment/20

@UnconventionalEmma fascinating!

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.

express.co.uk/expressyourself/

some I just finished! fixing my clothes and making them pretty is the best tbh

This morning I have unearthed a note that during WW2 the Women's Institute organised collections of cotton reels.

As yet, I have no understanding of why.

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.

theguardian.com/environment/cl

#climatechange #klimawandel

Normalise not knowing things.

You don't need to always know things, and you don't need an opinion on everything.

In fact, sometimes it's better to not know things. That means you have the chance to learn something new!

Boost if you also would like to destroy the White Christian American nuclear family by giving them free healthcare and college

Oregon state university is running a free online course from April the 22nd to May the 20th

open.oregonstate.edu/courses/p

If you enroll and need an accountability partner, feel free to contact me :blobderpy:

I am aware that there is an issue with editing posts - it works for Ryan, but not for me (on different OSes and with different browsers!), so we are looking into that.

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.

It's here: theunconventionalgardener.com/

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!]

Why is everyone* so rabid all the time? Trying to have a conversation online is like being trapped in a room with 20 people screaming at you constantly. They all disagree with each other, but mostly they’re desperately keen to make you doubt your own sanity.

*not here, obv.

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