Two climate communication lessons I'm trying to learn.
1) Open with a positive future worth fighting for and then bring the facts. Storming in with the depressing reality makes people freeze up. See: mental contrasting + implementation intentions.
This was difficult to write because I'm not comfortable talking about myself publicly. At the same time, I would have loved to read this 2 years ago.
If you're lucky enough to be able to, I urge you to join the fight!
I have no doubt that Paul Krugman is knowingly and deliberately making a straw man here.
In his role as protector of the hegemony, I'm also fairly certain Krugman will not engage with any of the #degrowth research in Hickel's replies.
It's just mind-boggling to me to see these brilliant people proudly showcase their intellectual dishonesty.
Today is #EarthOvershootDay. In this post I talk about the reasons behind overshoot. I argue that it is overproduction, not overconsumption, that should get most of our attention.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is auctioning later this week 30 oil and gas drilling blocks. These are located across the world's largest tropical peatlands.
This is an urgent global disaster and it needs so much more attention than it has received so far.
I'm just so disappointed that the new (VC-funded?) startup from hypercore protocol developers openly endorses bitcoins.
IIUC nothing cryptocurrency-specific should affect hypercore, but this does make me question if I should be involved with the P2P protocol either.