Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could not only sustain, but accelerate the rise of atmospheric carbon levels, all the while expressing confusion, powerlessness and resentment.” Today, we have allowed monolithic corporate institutions to set our national agenda.

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Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Aluminum giants Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum today announced a joint venture to commercialize patented technology that eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process, a key step in aluminum production. As part of Apple’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products through innovation, the company helped accelerate the development of this technology.

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The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

Leaders — corporate, political and other — lie blatantly, and deny that they are doing so. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

E very year, an organization called the Global Risk Forum presents the corporate and political elite attending the Davos World Economic Forum conference with a snapshot of their assessment of the greatest risks this elite and its vested interests should be aware of.

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Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Since it began, every bit, 100%, of our global industrial culture’s “growth” is attributable to ever-accelerating use of cheap, readily available energy. And they’ll become more and more plentiful as climate change accelerates.

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