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Chilling Report Suggests 1 Out of 5 Countries Could Be Headed For Ecosystem Collapse

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:19:51 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sciencealert.com/chilling-new-report-shows-1-out-of-5-countries-headed-for-ecosystem-collapse>

"The world's wealth is built on our planet's natural ecosystems, and if
those collapse, so too might our global economy, experts warn.

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None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use

Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:18:37 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://grist.org/business-technology/none-of-the-worlds-top-industries-would-be-profitable-if-they-paid-for-the-natural-capital-they-use/>

"The notion of “externalities” has become familiar in environmental
circles. It refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for
by those businesses. For instance, industrial processes can put

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North American Scum | LCD Soundsystem | Pomplamoose

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:24:38 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLzYnbgX-RE

"A cover of North American Scum by Pomplamoose."

Via Muse, who wrote "This hit home!"

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this art installation lets you poke, inflate, or add a disco ball to famous paintings

Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:23:30 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.designboom.com/art/mechanical-masterpieces-reimagines-famous-paintings-10-09-2020/>

"created by los angeles based artist, neil mendoza, ‘mechanical
masterpieces’ is an art installation that reimagines classical paintings
for the 21st century. optimized for short attention spans, it allows

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World Charter for Nature

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 04:12:49 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2020/10/world-charter-for-nature/

"In October of 1982 one hundred and eleven member states of the United
Nations signed the UN World Charter for Nature. A few nations did not
vote and some abstained, but only one country voted against this

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Stories Make the Future: Utopia

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 04:04:59 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQo7AjMvcSM

"Learn about utopian fiction! Its history. Some issues with utopianism.
What kind of stories you can tell in a utopian world!"

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Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:40:27 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis-urge-leading-scientists>

"Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one
of the most effective and cheapest ways to combat the climate crisis
while also boosting dwindling wildlife populations, a scientific study

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This is what it is like to travel as a stateless person

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:39:31 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/10/14/refugees-and-exiles-were-in-lockdown-long-before-the-pandemic/>

"Some eight years ago, when I escaped my home country of Eritrea – where
travel is considered a privilege, not a right – and landed at a US
airport, I had wrongly assumed that I could finally reclaim my dignity

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Paper chase: why Kevin Rudd’s call for a royal commission into News Corp may lead nowhere

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:59:16 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/paper-chase-why-kevin-rudds-call-for-a-royal-commission-into-news-corp-may-lead-nowhere-147996>

"The fact is that in the three mature English-speaking democracies where
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has a dominant presence – the United
States, the United Kingdom and Australia – politics are deeply polarised

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Portugal. The Man - Who’s Gonna Stop Me (feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic) [Official Music Video]

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 03:57:14 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTdgxhQwaVQ

“They say barbwire was the death knell of the cowboy. It was the end of
the open range and the end of open pastures. Before the cowboys, for
time immemorial, the indigenous peoples of the Americas looked to the

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