My spouse Ruby has had a great start to her new business as a tailor, patternmaker, and sewing teacher!
Read her latest newsletter to see her upcoming class and event schedule: https://preview.mailerlite.io/emails/webview/531792/100391141992564261
The San Francisco Petrofuture. My first new work in a while.
66m sea level rise on a 1964 #Chevron gas station map.
Base map courtesy of David Rumsey Maps.
#SanFrancisco #BayArea #GoldenGate #TreasureIsland #vintagemaps #retrofuture #solarpunk #clifi #petrofuture #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #climateemergency #maps #cartography #conspiracyofcartographers
We can, however, reuse this cliche, turning the audience into a collective protagonistm as #SolarPunk tries to do. (summoning @alxd )
Schon auch ne geile Idee... #solarpunk
Dem stimme ich zu, insoweit wir #Solarpunk längst nicht nur als Genre der Künste brauchen, sondern unbedingt auch in Berichten, Statements und Kommentaren.
Wir sind die Erste Generation, die den Schritt aus der Abhängigkeit von den Fossilen erleben kann und das hat viel mehr positive Seiten - auch wenn sich drohende negative Perspektiven viel besser verkaufen.
Es muss gelingen Lust auf diese Ziele zu machen, damit genug dabei sind.
My energy provider offers discounts as "smart hours" for EV Drivers, so you can get like 50% cheaper energy for your vehicle if you charge overnight...
...and I just realized they're 100% burning coal for that power and that's why it's so cheap -_- literally capitalism provides the worst incentives and will kill us all.
On one hand it’s very queer-with-disability! And I have already began using “joyfriend!”
On the other, it’s written from the perspective of a Very Affluent Socially Privileged protagonist.
And it makes a huge deal about how rich the main character is.
Like it’s borderline #SolarPunk? Class striation is baked into the world building, and it’s attempting to show a universe in transition towards inclusive customs…
I hope class is critically examined later on, as most of the other social commentary around adopting practices to normalize inclusivity has been well done and directly sign posted…
TL/DR: The main character is waving her wealth around as a get out of jail free card; which may be intended as an indictment of carceral culture that hasn’t landed yet; and I don’t know yet how it’s handling race.
Okay but the cover for this week's episode is so good. @xtinadlr has outdone herself imo - I have a weakness for #cyberpunk #aesthetic and this, to me, very much that. By way of like, the Riddler's colour scheme, which I am also a huge fan of.
Oh yeah, early access on #Patreon to this episode, which is about mapping the sunken ships of WW2 using GIS - think about how much toxic STUFF is on those ships. Also treasure, probably? Anyway, where's all that oil going to go once the hull's eroded away, that's a question to ask. Paul Heersink's making it possible to find these time-bombs / treasures - join Patreon to learn how!
Vancouver, British Columbia Petrofuture...
66m sea level rise on a 1956 Shell Oil gas station map.
Thank you to Dvid Rumsey Maps for making these old gas station maps available.
#vancouver #britishcolumbia #salishsea #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pugetsound #upperleft #vintagemaps #retrofuture #solarpunk #clifi #petrofuture #retrofuture #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #climatechange #climateemergency #maps #cartography #conspiracyofcartographers
Politik ist wesentlich #Zeitpolitik. In einem neuen #Blogpost benenne ich die drei „Engen der #Zeit die #Rechtsruck & #Antisemitismus befeuern, als 1. #Digitalisierung, 2. #Demografie und 3. Klima- und #Wasserkrise. Hoffnung sehe ich aber auch, u.a. #Psychologie, #WissKomm & #Solarpunk! https://scilogs.spektrum.de/natur-des-glaubens/engen-der-zeit-drei-gruende-fuer-das-globale-anwachsen-von-rechtsextremismus-und-antisemitismus/
Stoked to be moderating a #panel at this year's #CanCon on #Gentrification #Climate and #Infrastructure - @annaleen and @premeesaurus be prepared for me to stalk you a lot. I don't think Mark Robinson has a Masto account, so I'll have to search him up the old fashioned way.
Begging people to understand that solar geoengineering is literally genocide. I'm having difficulty understanding why people in a solarpunk lemmy instance think a project that has the potential to cause two mass extinctions, droughts, and social murder of millions of disabled folk is solarpunk.
Dumping sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight—a project called solar geoengineering—would cause mass ecological shocks to ecosystems worldwide that have adapted to a warmer climate and then shocked into a cooler one all of the sudden. Then there's the risk that solar geoengineering would stop due to all kinds of political reasons. Stopping the dumping of sulfur dioxide would cause the climate to rapidly warm again, which will then cause shocks to ecosystems that survived the original shock. That's two mass extinction events that can be caused by solar geoengineering.
Then there's the people who rely on wild and domesticated ecosystems that would be affected by less sunlight and cooler climates. We'd see droughts and famines.
Then there's the obvious fact that sulfur dioxide emissions will kill disabled people by the millions.
There are no technological solutions to social problems. Our climate crisis is a social issue and cannot be solved by a technological fix like solar geoengineering.
I don't know why it needs to be said, but genocide is not solarpunk.
Personally, I intend to do direct battle with the upcoming cold/grey seasons with some serious bibliotherapy! Thanks to Slowburn27 for this list of solarpunk fiction & nonfiction books.
Lots of solarpunk and aligned book recommendations on my site: https://brightflame.com/books-i-recommend/
I wrote an essay about the differences between the cyberpunk approach (a warning which got normalized) and solarpunk (a prototype of a different path): https://alxd.org/solarpunk-lenses-and-foundations.html
I would argue that #solarpunk shouldnt be too light and naive. Theres a value in things like The Monk And Robot series, but we cannot deny the traumas connected to the climate change.
Book-wise: The Half Built Garden, LX Beckett's Gamechanger, Doctorow's Walkaway
#SolPnP: Die Session heute lief super. Wir hatten Gelegenheit die neuen Regeln zu testen und auch die beiden Spieler*innen, die noch nie Pen and Paper gespielt hatten, kamen gut rein. Am Ende wurde ich gefragt, wie die Geschichte denn weitergeht. Ein gutes Zeichen, finde ich.
Et je n'ai aucune idée de leur production réelle sans ce monitoring
Faudrait que je trouve comment faire
C'est peut-être le panneau tout étoilé qui fout le bordel ? 🤔
"Solarpunk" ist jetzt als neu und hip in aller Munde, dabei schreibe ich schon immer Science Fiction, mit einem positiven Zukunftsbild und einer Menschheit, die imstande ist, Probleme zu lösen. Dystropien und hoffnungslose Weltuntergangsszenarien, sind noch nie etwas für mich gewesen.
#solarpunk #sciencefiction #autorenleben #selfpublisher
NEW #KttFF PAGE! In which Ms Shepard calls Leon's bluff
One thing I'd never bluff about is all of the other AWESOME COMICS you can check out under the #SpiderForest webcomic collective banner!
Advance Review Copies of STEEL TREE came in the mail this week! It’s a very smol book—perfect #StockingStuffer size!
Found via firstname.lastname@example.org. It's so nice to find people with an inspiring vision of the future for a change:
Lots of multi-generational, multi-national #apple 🍎🍏 action y'day in the 🌞, processing part of legendary local grower Tom Barry's crop with equipment ranging from commercially manufactured to truly *manu*-factured #solarpunk. Gallons of juice and future cider, and the best of company. #community #northclare #gardening #mastodaoine #apples #cider
Ich frage mich immer, warum wir Menschen so schlecht darin sind exponentielle Entwicklungen einzuschätzen - und das gilt eben auch für den Netzwerk Effekt...
#technology #solarpunk #KeepVisionsAlive
The Quebec Petrofuture ...
66m sea level rise on a 1956 Shell Oil base map from David Rumsey Maps
#quebec #StLawrenceRiver #Montreal #Gousha #mapArt #mapsAsArt #retrofuture #petrofuture #climatearson #solarpunk #oilandgasindustry #sealevelrise #climatechange #maps #cartography #clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
Eating Like the Ancestors (Some of Them, at Least)
@xtinadlr here. When the dog and I went out for a walk on Wednesday afternoon, we paused to admire one of the many walls of #corn lining the fields right now. Look closely at this photo. Just behind the dog you can spot blobs on one of the corn stalks. In fact, they're blobs growing out of one ear of corn.
Click through to read more.
Baltimore and environs Petrofuture ...
66m sea level rise on a 1956 Shell Oil base map
#baltimore #maryland #mapArt #mapsAsArt #retrofuture #petrofuture #climatearson #solarpunk #oilandgasindustry #sealevelrise #sealevelrisemaps #Gousha #DavidRumseyMaps #climatechange #maps #cartography #clifi #climateart #conspiracyofcartographers
Different takes on the Underworld: the threads among Inanna, Persephone, and Mycelium. Plus discount code for the upcoming Climate Fiction Conference, an online Witchcamp you can join from anywhere, and more.
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“Los milmillonarios tecnológicos saben que están llevando el mundo al colapso y quieren escapar”
“Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune 1966
How it started / How it’s going
The same field at the rewilding project I volunteer at, 6 months apart. I wish I had a picture from a year ago when it was nothing but invasive Johnson grass & tumbleweeds! Still a lot of work to do, but after sheet mulching, weeding, & planting, it’s coming alive.
Okay, #solarpunk nerds, I got a question about surplus energy:
We don't yet have this thing where you can sell your surplus energy back to the grid. I want to know when that will change.
Specifically: Is this a national thing? Municipal? Are there already places in South Africa that have it, and if so, do they erode your earnings with bullshit fees and tariffs or are they pretty cool about it? Is the purchase price the same as the selling price?
FWIW, this isn't about making money, so much as offsetting the equipment (cooking and heating) that is still directly on grid power. My panels harvest more energy than my typical daily consumption, but I can only store some of that in my battery. It would be nice to be able to bank the rest of it with the grid provider, and then withdraw it as needed.
Nous avons tous besoin d'entretenir nos imaginaires avec des choses désirables, pour -peut-être- trouver une direction dans laquelle pousser dans le bon sens au quotidien.
Can anyone recommend any #solarpunk TV or film? I guessing it’s not a huge genre (yet) - but interested to learn what’s out there.
For a 31% global emissions reduction you don't even need to arrest the richest 10 %. To bring them to 'the emissions of an average European' would be already enough (doesn't sound so bad, doesn't it?).
This has to do with several things:
1) the richest 1 % has a really horribly high footprint (greater than the poorest 50 %‼️). And the richest 10 % are responsible for 52% of the global emissions. (See figure 1, source: https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/confronting-carbon-inequality)
2) Nowadays, the within inequality in a country is more relevant than the inter-country comparison. This means that every country has its rich, giving-a-fuck population. (Figure 2, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00955-z)
3) Notwithstanding, there is still a substantial contry-effect (your emissions depend on where you live). E.g. North America, Australia and Saudia Arabia are king regarding emissions. And Russia too, as relatively high emissions are caused by a not very wealthy population.
4) here's an infographic about income distribution (Figure 3), because especially middle-upper class people tend to think they are worse off than they are in reality (source: https://howmuch.net/articles/income-inequality-around-the-world).
What to do?
- If you are rich, your personal choices matter. A lot. Stop flying, for example. And go ask your financial advisors what your money is doing. *Very* bad things, I guarantee.
- where wealthier people need to reduce their individual footprint (for the ones that don't want to, we need tight laws: #BanPrivateJets), less wealthy people need sustainable infrastructure to enable them to have a lower footprint (public transport, affordable sustainable food, green electricity...)
- The global poorest 50 % could increase their emissions still over 200% and were still below the 1.5 °C compatible global average. They are *not* responsible for the situation.
- for the upper 40 %: #degrowth and #solarpunk. It'll make you happier to do useful things with nice people than to have boring jobs that kill the planet and drown yourself in consumerism.
For the more radical folks: Sorry for my reformist arguments. If we are enough and decided, we can go much further and resolve the more systematic issues. Love and riot. :anarchoheart3:
I feel like starting a #solarpunk discussion -
Let's be realistic, we don't want a priest caste worshipping the blockchain.
How to avoid the position of the "elite" or a "guild" hoarding power?
#permacomputing reverse engineers giving second lives to old machines?
#maintenance specialists of technology we want to keep around?
#UXDesign ers of not only technology, but ways to integrate it in our lives?
Share your ideas!