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Tag: Climate Change

climate change and more in the hudson valley

I love the Hudson Valley, NY. Always have, always will. It is where I come from, and I am deeply connected to it.

The Hudson Valley, like the rest the country and the world, is already experiencing the effects of climate change. Read about the experiences of Hudson Valley farmers in The River.

For more on the Hudson Valley, listen to our conversation on end talk with fellow Hudson Valley native and writer Rob Rubsam, covering the region’s connection to NYC, the role of gentrification here especially during COVID, and more.

end talk – issue 5

Juicy new issue of end talk available now!

In this issue, we discuss the material—with a regular round-up of updates on climate breakdown—and the immaterial—through the work of authors Daniel Pinchbeck, who recently came onto the podcast, and Mitch Horowitz, as well as a Trillbilly Worker’s Party podcast recommendation, a brief reflection on five years without the inimitable David Bowie, and a delve into the mind-bending Twilight Zone. Check it out! The boundaries of reality and consciousness are not what they seem!

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obama, no hero…and neither is cuomo

Check out the last issue of end talk: “Obama, no hero.”
In issue 4 we reflect on Obama’s fraught legacy, Walter Benjamin’s “angel of history,” the Permian-Triasic mass extinction, a great episode of The Twilight Zone, some interesting wikipedia entries, and more.
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And for an excellent op-ed regarding Cuomo and NY’s response to Covid-19, see The River: “The Undeserved Myth of Andrew Cuomo, Pandemic Hero.”

 

everything is alright

New issue of end talk available now: everything is alright. It includes this music video, that we made for “Everything is Alright” by Denmark – a song we released this past summer:


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hottest year

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This year, 2020 is on track to be as hot or hotter than the hottest year on record (2016). The second hottest year on record is 2019.

related –

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/7/8/headlines/new_data_show_12_year_
period_ending_in_june_tied_warmest_year_on_record

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/climate-change-may-2020-is-hottest-month-on-record.html

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/27/meteorologists-say-2020-on-course-to-be-hottest-year-since-records-began

 

fertile edges

“More than energy conservation and new technologies, there needs to be a radical shift in our worldview, from unchecked consumption of resources to Earth Stewardship. This requires a massive cut in carbon emission, a relocalisation of our food supply and economy, and most critically of all, an engagement and mobilisation of the whole population in the realities of living in an interdependent planetary system with finite resources.”

– Maddy Harland, letter from the editor, Permaculture magazine, Winter 2006

Collected in Fertile Edges, 2017, Chelsea Green. 

 
 
if not now, when?
if not who, us?
if not where, here?
 
 

climate grief

(I love Lulastic: http://lulastic.co.uk/)

Greta Thunberg, clip via Democracy Now!

“You say you love your children above all else? And yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes. Until you start focusing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.

We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. You have run out of excuses, and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.”