mako: environment (11)

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  1. Hating on the Google bus.
  2. Talk about perverse incentives.
  3. I helped (a tiny amount!) to build a bike like this for Occupy Boston.
    updated: 2011-11-09, original: 2011-11-09 to , , , , , , , , - Archived Link
  4. I'm really bothered by these K-Cups, which apparently are more than 6% of the coffee market worldwide. :-(
  5. "Science and reason are discomforting precisely because they have been carefully devised to allow nature to speak to us and to divulge its secrets, quite independently of what we would prefer to hear. Once we realize this, and we thus become willing to accept unpleasant but validated truths in place of comforting myths, we are far better prepared to recognize, address, and perchance solve, the myriad of problems presented to us by a complex civilization and a threatened natural estate. It is true that technology, applied without reasonable foresight or moral constraint, has brought us to our current environmental peril. But organized, cumulative and institutional reason - which is to say, science - is our best way out."
  6. Antifeatures as a way of saving the environment.
  7. Interesting. I wonder what they've
  8. Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889 – November 2, 1944), was an American mechanical engineer turned chemist. He developed both the tetra-ethyl lead (TEL) additive to gasoline and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and held over a hundred patents. While lauded at the time for his discoveries, today his legacy is seen as far more mixed considering the serious negative environmental impacts of these innovations. One historian remarked that Midgley "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history."

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