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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

I thought for a while that meat substitutes would be the exception in ecological actions where a market solution just might work. I'm not as hopeful anymore.

Meat needs to be taxed to make it significantly more expensive than vegan alternatives.

theguardian.com/food/2022/sep/

September 24, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org
September 23, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

Meanwhile in : there is hardly a whisper anywhere that Jorma Ollila – our revered executive of 90s Nokia glory – was the chairman of Shell from 2006 to 2015 and oversaw and led this destruction of our planet.

theguardian.com/environment/20

September 17, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

Eco-friendly startups are popping up everywhere and will save our planet, right?

Reality: "Climate, Energy or Sustainability" is only 2% of this (likely representative) batch. Compare that to 21% for fintech and you'll see investors' true priorities.

ycombinator.com/blog/meet-the-

September 07, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

"Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination." -- Ludwig Wittgenstein

People are not consumers. Consuming more is not our duty.

tiuraniemi.org/blog/hear-consu

September 04, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

Six Finnish environmental activists on their way to the Take Concrete Action protest in Gotland were detained in Stockholm harbor.

They were deported and punished with a two year entry ban. The reason? Planning to protest with no intentions to break any laws.

's police is going down a dangerous path with their intimidation tactics. Getting detained and deported for the thought crime of planning to attend a peaceful protest is a human rights violation.

nitter.net/ExtinctionR_SV/stat

August 27, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

Effective altruism is just philanthropy that devalues non-human life. These "spicy" responses are so telling.

"We should help other people" can never be as effective (sic) as "we should not exploit other people and nature to begin with".

astralcodexten.substack.com/p/

August 25, 2022
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Timo Tiuraniemi
ttiurani@fosstodon.org

Taking existential risks seriously is a good idea.

But has also some big ethical problems. The way some people are clinging onto it looks to me an awful lot like a coping strategy.

tiuraniemi.org/blog/longtermis

August 22, 2022