This week’s selected media: May 7, 2023
Read this week:
William Rees: The Fundamental Issue: Overshoot on the Great Simplification podcast and Warning to People of Earth (broken into 7 parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7): Rees created the ecological footprint concept. His work is helpful, but what I’m trying to get past: he understands our environmental problems and human problems inhibiting from acting. All facts and view but zero to negative leadership.
Krakatoa: the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester. A friend recommended this book when it came out almost twenty years ago and I finally got to it. Old me would have liked the science most, especially that plate tectonics only became known in the 1960s. Today I most noticed the colonial life of the Dutch and British and how much we live similarly today. We look back at them as cruel and heartless. I’d ask how future generations will look at our treating the environment and people with less, but we all know the answer.
The Next Great Cycling City, the latest Not Just Bikes video: Oslo cold and dark and still more biking
Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition: the next ProPublica installment on their investigation of his apparent corruption (the first: Clarence Thomas Secretly Accepted Luxury Trips From GOP Donor). Articles like these two are why I donate to ProPublica. Also, podcast guest and Pulitzer Prize honoree Jesse Eisinger writes there.
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