1. http://grist.org/list/earth-ball-so-much-fun-youll-want-to-destroy-the-planet-twice/

    Earth Ball: So much fun, you’ll want to destroy the planet twice!


  2. "But he who dares not grasp the thorn
    Should never crave the rose."
    — Anne Brontë (via thelittlephilosopher)

    (via thelittlephilosopher)



  4. plantedcity:

    'What do you think our most powerful renewable resource is?' 

    This is one of 12 editorial cartoons being considered by the Union of Concerned Scientists in their annual calendar contest. You can check them out and vote on your favorite here.


    (via climate-changing)



  6. climateadaptation:

    "Both the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science use the word “consensus” when describing the state of climate science.

    And yet a social consensus on climate change does not exist. Surveys show that the American public’s belief in the science of climate change has mostly declined over the past five years, with large percentages of the population remaining skeptical of the science. Belief declined from 71 percent to 57 percent between April 2008 and October 2009, according to an October 2009 Pew Research Center poll; more recently, belief rose to 62 percent, according to a February 2012 report by the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change. Such a significant number of dissenters tells us that we do not have a set of socially accepted beliefs on climate change—beliefs that emerge, not from individual preferences, but from societal norms; beliefs that represent those on the political left, right, and center as well as those whose cultural identifications are urban, rural, religious, agnostic, young, old, ethnic, or racial.

    Why is this so”

    Climate Science as a Culture War" - a fantastic survey of the American-centric cultural distinctions surrounding climate change. Via Standford Social Innovation Review


  7. "Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch."
    — Ivern Ball (via nevver)

    (via nevver)




  10. erikkwakkel:

    Up close and personal

    I made these images today and they are quite special. The expressive medieval faces - and a pair of hands - are part of the stained-glass “Great East Windows” at York Minster and they date from 1408. Not many people have seen these details from this close, for the simple reason that they are normally positioned twenty meters or so above ground level. Except for now. They are presently being restored and thus taken down, one segment at the time, to be treated by experts. Visiting the cathedral gets you face to face - literally if you want - with these 700-year-old individuals. It is sensational to see them the way the artisans did when they made them, especially knowing they will soon be out of reach again, perhaps for centuries to come.

    Pics (my own): York Cathedral, restoration exhibition.

    (via ayjay)