The use of “we” (my favourite pet peeve) challenged in regards to matters of climate change.
“To think of climate change as something that WE are doing, instead of something we are being prevented from undoing, perpetuates the very ideology of the fossil-fuel economy we’re trying to transform.”

I mechanically pulverised the willow water with the blender, to extract the rooting hormone by cold means, let’s see if this works. I need a simmered willow water, and a plain water test, as a comparison and control though 🤔

Wow - the list of climate-denial groups financed by this top coal company is staggering.
+Try them in The Hague+

A Major Coal Company Went Bust. Its Bankruptcy Filing Shows That It Was Funding Climate Denialism

Im brewing some Willow water - a biological method to extract the rooting hormones indolebutyric acid (IBA) and salicylic acid (SA), that are present in the Salix trees to extract as a liquid that stimulates root growth.

Then testing it on some cuttings of whitebeam and oak 👌

My rewilding research keeps me crossing paths with the dark world of hunting (same terms muddy search results). This, for example, is a listing for a plot of land, that with a bit of "bulldozer work" could be transformed into a "duck hunting mecca"

Yes, plus no one really wants to mow their lawn anyway
It's Time to Retire Grass Lawns if We Want to Stop Species Extinction:

Well that escalated quickly 🤔

2018 me to students: here’s some silly ideas i made

2019 me to students: we’re going on a protest, these are the key things to remember if you get arrested

Im at the British Library today doing thesis corrections 👋
I hope to be done by this week in time for a summer graduation 👨‍🎓

lots of great anecdotes and ideas in this long read
Very thoughtful piece by JonathanFranzen: makes clear why we must focus just as much on the biodiversity crisis as on the Climate crisis.

I need a hashtag for these absurd evolutionary traps that accelerate global warming. Traffic (and pollution) is so bad in mexico that BK have launched a “traffic whopper” delivered to car. 🍖 🚗. Can i get a side of monsanto pesticide fries with that?
Lo que siempre soñaste en el tráfico: Recibir una a tu coche. 🍔🚗👑
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Crab in a Crab (2016) by Shiv Integer
I think Shiv's naming function has been my best coding

I want to tell the 2016 me to make sure all the bots store a local copy of all their posts, so that I don't have to data-scrape this off tumblr, twitter and soundcloud in 2019. Twitter at least has a download data option.

Back in 2016, I searched for the bug/ API change/ hardware failure that led to my soundcloud bot, Petita Tatata, to stop working. I've just logged in to find a notice saying "you're over your 3-hour [upload] limit" 🙄
here's a good Petita poem

7000 Oaks (1982) by J. Beuys (planted in Kassel).
"[this action] is only a symbolic beginning...Future goals for the project included an ongoing scheme of tree planting to be extended throughout the world as part of a global mission to effect environmental & social change"-Beuys

inspiring use of automation for empowering citizens through existing laws (and loopholes) - browse the thread
Big news! You can now sue anyone (in all 50 U.S states and 3,000 counties), fight corporations and beat bureaucracy with the DoNotPay App! All 15 of the new products are completely free. (1/15)

Update on the update, I’m in planting mode, and have done 20, 80 to go 😅

Shopping trolley 🛒 erm en-rolled into citizen rewilding duties 👀

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