The information society promises to dematerialise society and make it more sustainable, but modern office and knowledge work has itself become a large and rapidly growing consumer of energy and other resources.
Articles: powering down (69)
Artificial cooling and digital equipment are the main drivers behind the quickly growing energy use of modern office work.
UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Naomi Klein & the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: It's Time We Divest From the Pipelines – the Pipelines of Film & Television (part 4/4)
There is no single extremely viable change we could make in our lives to combat fossil fuel consumption (and thus climate change) than ditching film and television.
Planet Earth, our habitat, is in dire straits And our world is suffering from various crises, conflicts and problems. There is hardly any sign that something is seriously being done to solve these problems.
If both work and pleasure can be a walk or short cycle ride from our doors, then the energy demands of a culture will suddenly become much simpler and will also shrink.
Ten months ago, the United States told the world it was ready to do something about climate change. Enough talk. Time to act.
Naomi Klein & the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Live by the Camera & TV Screen, Die by the Camera & Movie Screen (part 3/4)
Do film and television provide a net befefit, or might they actually be an overall loss when it comes to climate change and other major problems of ours?
Naomi Klein & the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Politics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse (part 2/3)
Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.
As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrow bring?”