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For Epstein to be right, everyone else has to be wrong

In the long run, it doesn’t really matter whether Epstein is right or wrong because the earth will have the final vote.

The train that Epstein is trying to stop left the station a long time ago.

March 24, 2023


Light Posting March 27-28

Due to short editorial holiday, there will be very light posting March 27-28th. Regular posting will resume on March 29.

March 24, 2023


What we know, and don’t know, about bees

It will be several more weeks before bees start visiting flowers in my part of the world. But while I wait for gardens and meadows to come alive again, it’s been a joy to read Stephen Buchmann’s new book What a Bee Knows.

March 24, 2023

seaweed farming

Banking on the Seaweed Rush

Seaweed farmers promise to feed us, combat climate change, support coastal communities, provide wildlife habitat, and more. Can seaweed do it all?

March 23, 2023

Arthur the ash tree


But Arthur gets the last word. Two seasons into our one-sided friendship, he shocks me by putting out new growth: a pair of gray-green sapling-slender shoots swelling with red velvet buds.

March 23, 2023

Meta Headquarters

The ‘enshittification’ of the corporate world

In other words, the diagnosis of ‘enshittification’ is right on the money. But the disease is far more widespread, and goes far deeper, than Doctorow suggests.

March 23, 2023

cod in 16th century Dutch painting

The Fishing Revolution and the Origins of Capitalism

In the Fishing Revolution, capital in pursuit of profit organized human labor to turn living creatures into an immense accumulation of commodities. From 1600 on, up to 250,000 metric tons of cod a year were caught, processed, and preserved in Newfoundland and transported across the ocean for sale.

March 23, 2023

Sacred Bull

Why We Can’t Just Do It: The Truth about Our Failure to Curb Carbon Emissions

We’re at a crisis point. A sacrifice is needed. Only a sacred cow will do. Economic growth is our society’s most sacred of cows. And guess what? The cow is sick anyway.

March 23, 2023

At Work in the Ruins: Excerpt

To put the whole weight of the future on the shoulders of those of us who happen to be around just now can be paralysing, the weight unbearable.

March 22, 2023

heat pump

How the energy crisis is boosting heat pumps in Europe

For the first time in 2022, heat pump sales in Europe reached 3m, up 0.8m (38%) from a year earlier and doubling since 2019. Sales doubled in a single year in Poland, Czech Republic and Belgium.

March 22, 2023


World Water Day: Accelerating Change

So today on World Water Day, you be that change. By all means, learn about the real issues. Fix the leaks in your life. If you have the resources, make yourself and your community more water-resilient.

March 22, 2023

Ocean magazine

Doing With What You Make Is Supreme

So you see the impact of what can happen with “doing with what you make.” I’m living it right now by sharing my 4-point recipe in this essay. Consider this my potluck contribution.

March 22, 2023

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