2 min read · Aug 23rd · For a fleeting moment on the weekend more than half the nation’s electricity generation came from solar power, but experts say Australia is still a long way from peak renewable energy
4 min read · Mar 6th · Like most traps, they’re mysterious and then appealing and then it’s too late. An NFT is digital treasure chest, a status symbol and an apparent item of value. Like a Pokemon card, or a…
A lot of the conversation is about NFTs as an evolution of fine art collecting, only with digital art.
In the boring, technical sense that every NFT is a unique token on the blockchain. But while it could be like a van Gogh, where there’s only one definitive actual version, it could also be like a trading card, where there’s 50 or hundreds of numbered copies of the same artwork.
3 min read · Jul 19th · A steep downturn in human population and quality of life could be coming in the 2040s, the report finds.
The good news is that it's not too late to avoid both of these scenarios and put society on track for an alternative – the Stabilized World (SW) scenario. This path begins as the BAU and CT routes do, with population, pollution, and economic growth rising in tandem while natural resources decline. The difference comes when humans decide to deliberately limit economic growth on their own, before a lack of resources forces them to. "The SW scenario assumes that in addition to the technological solutions, global societal priorities change," Herrington wrote. "A change in values and policies translates into, amongst other things, low desired family size, perfect birth control availability, and a deliberate choice to limit industrial output and prioritize health and education services."
"It's not yet too late for humankind to purposefully change course to significantly alter the trajectory of [the] future," Herrington concluded in her study. "Effectively, humanity can either choose its own limit or at some point reach an imposed limit, at which time a decline in human welfare will have become unavoidable."
~16 min read · Aug 3rd · The long read: To every age dogged with pollution, accidents and congestion, the transport solution for the next generation seems obvious – but the same problems keep coming back
9 min read · Jul 12th · The battle for a livable future is a battle against fossil fuels. Right now, it's all hands on deck.
If the true urgency of climate change was not clear to Americans before, it should be clear by now. The mind-bending heat, drought, fire and flood sweeping the country are both nightmares and wake-up calls to the reality fossil fuels created.
The ability to participate in activism is a privilege. Many simply do not have the time, money, or emotional bandwidth to take on a global cause.
The opportunities to get involved in the climate fight are endless, and that can be overwhelming. But the beauty of people power is that you don’t have to do everything.