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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.” And here’s how to mitigate it — if only we had the political will (at all levels of government).

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Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. And Apple has partnered with both aluminum companies, and the Governments of Canada and Quebec, to collectively invest a combined $144 million to future research and development.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

It’s going to be a rough ride, and I was hoping it wouldn’t be accelerating as soon or as quickly as it now appears to be. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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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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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

This is the vision I have been asking for from our governments. This vision is the one that would get me on board with using our existing oil and gas resources to manufacture and fund and infrastructure to accelerate this future for my kids.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Think of European cities sharing social innovation lessons learnt or Malawian farmers and other stakeholders jointly improving their agricultural governance practices. In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library.

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