sagansense:

From the HuffPost article:

Alex Bellini plans to mourn the loss of Arctic ice on a far more intimate level than many of us could imagine. He’ll live an entire year on an iceberg off Greenland “witnessing its last phase of life.

In the video above, Bellini spells out what the thaw around Greenland could mean for the rest of the world — and it’s scary.

I feel the urge to act, to do something, he explains. He says he hopes his expedition will bring about a change in attitude toward global warming. This will become an era of responsibility.

An iceberg is reflected in calm water at the mouth of the Jakobshavns ice fjord near Ilulissat, Greenland,near where Alex Bellini will find an iceberg to spend a year living on to highlight the effects of climate change. [source]

Bellini plans to board an iceberg in spring 2015 and live in a pod similar to a lunar module, breaking his solitude to occasionally meet with bloggers and writers so he can spread the word, according to the vid. He’ll bring 300 kilograms of dried food plus electronics equipment, Motherboard reported in an earlier article.

When the iceberg can no longer support him, he said he will take to sea in his module and wait to be rescued.

@AlexBellini1

This is important. This IS a publicity scheme. Because a scheme is a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect. And this is an idea the whole of humanity need to embrace, take to the polls, to the streets, and in their every day conversations.

Listen to Carl…

Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.

— Carl Sagan

dearcoquette:

I know you believe that buying fair trade is self-righteous and doesn’t really make a difference because we’re all still buying from the same system and I agree with you. So what is your overall opinion of the damage humans are doing to the earth’s ecosystems? What changes, if any, would you…

occhiolism

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any meaningful conclusions at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture, because although your life is an epic and unrepeatable anecdote, it still only has a sample size of one, and may end up being the control for a much wilder experiment happening in the next room.

dopechixx:

queenofsabah:

childrenmilk:

kuuderekitten:

givenchybackpack:

might be the rawest pic I ever seen. and he got a bag of chips in his hand

THIS IS SO FUCKING METAL

With his dreads and his american flag shirt, this is everything

DAMN

Just every damn thing about this picture…..

(Source: functionnextdoor, via ug0beast)

"Have you ever received an email from an important man over the age of forty? They’re tremendous. It’s the least professional thing in the world. They spell your name wrong, they spell at least four other things wrong, one of the sentences just ends without finishing itself. It’s a mess."

This is one small true thing in a sea of small true things but god, this is so true. (via kateoplis)

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"Imagine a world where the next kids getting started with their big idea are stuck having to think about negotiating or establishing relationships with these big gatekeepers – before they’re even able to think about doing anything ambitious on the Internet. That’s a really, really scary notion and one that we need to work very hard, and will be working very hard, to make sure does not happen."

David Karp on net neutrality at Wired BizCon 

More.

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kateoplis:

““This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.
“It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past five years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.””
'No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

kateoplis:

“This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations.

“It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past five years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.””

'No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

revkin:

D. Victor on @atomicrod question: Does wind/solar growth in last 5 yrs exceed loss from nuclear shutdowns? >

I haven’t done the numbers independently, but here’s a rough calculation:
The short answer: the rise in non-hydro renewables has been about 3x the lost output from the 6 large…