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very very terrible climate news thread 

I'm using this thread to keep track of important articles, publications, discussions, and resources on the topic of catastrophic climate destabilization. It's a not fun topic to think about, but the better informed we are the more capable we can respond.

Please feel very welcome to link anything relevant here

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@RedBard @tulsi Resource Based Economy is an evolution from political to technical solutions

Some core characteristics:

1) The scientific method applied for social concern

2) The application of technology for the betterment of the human condition

3) A holistic-systems approach, adaptive to the needs of the environment. So not just STEM but a fundamental understanding of the interconnectedness of all things

The Venus Project is a great source, The Zeitgeist Movement functions as community

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I'm here because I love the solarpunk aesthetic from design to function. I seek to participate in education, info sharing, resource development, addressing climate destabilization, and radically facilitating better habits & lifestyles through the use of appropriate technology.

I spend time interacting w/ strangers to address these issues better. I think the best way to achieve these goals simultaneously and at the scale needed is an iterative testing of the RBE. :_earth:

Nah: Climate skeptic
Yeah: Suicide enthusiast

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earthships and my qualms with them 

An actual post holy cow

When I first found out about Earthships (that piece of architecture patented by an old white guy named Michael Reynolds: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earths) I was completely enamored with the concept. Natural and recycled materials! Plant growing capacity! Passive temperature control! Being 100% capable! It sounded so perfect from what I had found, but I later realized that there are several problematic elements that would need to be examined before deciding to jump on board. There are already a number of places detailing the problems with design; that's not my purpose in this. My issue is that for something that is supposed to revolutionize the world, it should be accessible and open source in order to look at the construction and build up solutions for the ongoing tracklist of fixable problems.

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Hey, this zine that I worked on in out. NODE Vol 01, free digital release and physical preorder, n-o-d-e.net/nodevol01.html

This first volume is 150 pages long, and, it's packed with features on P2P projects, such as Dat, Beaker, Ricochet IM, Aether. There are tutorials showing projects like the new NODE Mini Server, 3D print long range wifi antennas, how to chat via packet radio, and how to Libreboot the Thinkpad X200. There's also a handy open source directory at the back, and more!

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Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world

"The largest temperature increases have been seen in the North, the Prairies, and in northern British Columbia.

Annual average temperature in northern Canada increased by approximately 2.3C."

Yay BC I guess.

bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-4

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After some deliberation, we'll be 🌟 opening our registrations 🌟 for a short while.

Gentler Earth is an antifascist space for people who wish for or need what it says on the tin. We hope to be a safe space for you to organize and make friends, to both fight for justice and find kindness.

Feel free to join us (and boost!) :ancomheart:

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I still have open slots for emoji commissions! If you'd like professionally finished vector emoji of your OC (and help a stuggling disabled queer designer in the process), check me out!

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There was a set of open source emojis posted on SBC a while back. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

very very terrible climate news thread 

businessinsider.com/so-much-co

"...studies indicate that we simply can't grow enough trees to capture the necessary amount of CO2 that would help us meet the goals set by the Paris Agreement.

In truth, we would have to cover the entire contiguous US with trees just to capture 10% of the CO2 we emit annually.

There's just not enough room on this planet...'

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Over a hundred years ago, people used to used electricity to make giant imitation moons.

theatlantic.com/technology/arc

We are only now learning about the effects of light pollution on our surrounding environment...

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I have been informed that, yes, the random doodles I draw in my notebook do count as contributions. Kinda.

The liberal equivalent of "thoughts and prayers" is belief that the market system can reduce emissions by 45% in 12 years 💀

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Second request of the day: someone posted about a totally sustainable bike that students had made recently. I specifically recall the post taking a jab at engineers and market incentives (though not in those words)

In other news, Mastolab seems to be acting up.

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Second request of the day: someone posted about a totally sustainable bike that students had made recently. I specifically recall the post taking a jab at engineers and market incentives (though not in those words)

In other news, Mastolab seems to be acting up.

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I wonder what the average life expectency of morticians is.

In the past month someone (I believe) from SBC mentioned a body of work that is comparable, but more appropriate than, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. I'm open for any and all recommendations today.

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.