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The Yellow Vests and Why There Are So Many Street Protests in France | The New Yorker
Two truths hold: rage is ignored at its peril and must always be addressed, however irrational it may seem; and rage can never, in itself, constitute a politics. Those who bet that they can benefit from rage, or exploit it, eventually lose their bets, and sometimes their heads. It is vital, as the yellow vests symbolically remind us, that everyone in a nation is seen. But being seen is not the same as being saved. That takes the hard work of real reform.
france  protest  politics  europe  power  violence  attention  climate  climatechange 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Kim Stanley Robinson: The Good Anthropocene – Locus Online
The thing about climate change is it’s usually pretty slow. While it will include some quick catastrophes that just slap you in the face, like a big hurricane or fire or flood, it’s more often slow, like the five-year drought we had in California.
climate  literature  books  futurism  science  sciencefiction  writing  nyc  weather 
10 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
In Antarctica, climate change is having surprising impacts
“When I take stock of the current situation, the Antarctic Peninsula I knew as a child has already largely gone,” he says. “I do wonder a lot what it will become.”
environment  antarctica  climate  weather 
october 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The 5 Best Places to Live in 2100 – Future Human – Medium
Many Great Lake cities fit a similar mold: Duluth, Chicago, Cleveland. “Anywhere in the Great Lakes should be OK,” says Keenan.
chicago  cities  climate  climatechange  usa  alaska  russia  future  weather  newyork 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine Preview - The Civil Heretic - Freeman Dyson - Profile - NYTimes.com
“I don’t think of myself predicting things,” he says. “I’m expressing possibilities. Things that could happen. To a large extent it’s a question of how badly people want them to. The purpose of thinking about the future is not to predict it but to raise people’s hopes.”
futurism  time  weather  physics  climate  science 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
H'woodRep: Gaghan finds real-life peril on 'Syriana' set
"The air is filled with pink dust (from ongoing industrialization), and in that combination, the light refracts a certain way. What you see in the film is basically unretouched negative. The light actually looks like that."
cinema  middleeast  climate  aesthetics 
january 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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