The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the industry’s main regulator, suggests that #carbon emissions from shipping could shoot up as much as 250 percent by 2050 as the world’s population grows and economies expand. At that point, the European Parliament estimates the industry could produce 17 percent of global emissions, up from less than 3 percent today.#ship #emission #environment #transport #economy #problem #news #future #ClimateChange #politics
But Tristan Smith, a leading shipping researcher at University College London’s Energy Institute, notes companies still have little reason to spend their time and money building a greener cargo fleet. “A very large proportion of the sector is really not interested in doing anything until the very last minute that the regulation hits,” he says.
What concerns me is not just the #violence being done to #children here, although that concerns me deeply. What concerns me is that this is just one aspect of a kind of infrastructural violence being done to all of us, all of the time, and we’re still struggling to find a way to even talk about it, to describe its mechanisms and its actions and its effects. As I said at the beginning of this #essay: this is being done by people and by things and by a combination of things and people.#economy #society #kids #infrastructure #manipulation #media
But my favorite one is this red badge:
Although it cannot be seen on the screenshot, the badge doesn’t appear right away when you open the page. Instead, it pops up one or two seconds later, making it seem like a realtime notification — an impression reinforced by the alarm clock icon. To be clear, it is not realtime, and there is no reason to delay its display other than to trick you:
An estimated 95 pounds of gold is flushed through Swiss sewage systems each year, according to a study by the aquatic science institute Eawag.
The lost gold is worth nearly $2 million at current prices.
The researchers believe the tiny flecks of gold flow into the waste water system from the country's famed watchmaking #industry and gold refineries.
The spreadsheet is #anonymous, so no one can see who wrote what. It begins with a #disclaimer: “This document is only a collection of misconduct allegations and #rumors. Take everything with a grain of salt. If you see something about a man you’re friends with, don’t freak out.”...
The “SHITTY MEDIA MEN” document is supposed to be both secret and anonymous, a kind of physical manifestation of the interpersonal warnings women sometimes offer as protection against men who’ve done wrong. In almost every recent high-profile case of sexual assault or harassment by a man in the public eye—Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump—the first accusation is followed by another, then another, and sometimes dozens more....
And the political class can smell blood. That #Zuckerberg #campaign was, to the political world, blood in the water, a signal of a new #vulnerability around his #company and his #industry.#USA #economy #politics #democracy #problem #news #globalization #Internet #power #Facebook #Google #Amazon #Apple
Since 2005, little #girls can decide: Do I become a #hairdresser — or #chancellor?This Sunday, the sole ruler of Germany (Merkel) is confirmed in a so called democratic #election so that she can continue to govern.
The company further emphasizes it killed a majority of the pro-terrorism accounts set up on its platform before they could post anything: “Notably, 75% of these accounts were suspended before posting their first Tweet,” it writes.How can they kill an account before the first tweet?
My saying is — again, I’m not racist — every black person has a price.Meaning: a price at which they can be convinced to leave their home and make way for the next white person, which pays more.
According to the Guardian’s research, "cocoa is a monster that will eventually eat itself, scientists say. Farmers will miss the trees they cut and burned down for the very reason that their shade would have protected their #cocoa #plants from increasingly parched, dry seasons, driven by cutting down trees."...
“It’s white people who eat chocolate, not us,” one says.Is our appetite for chocolate destroying the rainforests?
This means that #Russia – as well as #Iran, the other key node of Eurasia integration – may bypass US sanctions by trading #energy in their own currencies, or in yuan. Inbuilt in the move is a true Chinese win-win; the yuan will be fully convertible into gold on both the #Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges.
The “Smile to Pay” system will allow customers at a healthier spin-off of #KFC in the eastern city of Hangzhou to keep their wallets in their pockets after ordering on a machine.Brave new world ...
Sensitiv informasjon som har blitt oversatt i en populær digital oversettingstjeneste har blitt lagret i nettskyen og dermed vært søkbar i Google. Tekna advarer norske myndigheter, selskaper og privatpersoner mot naiv bruk av nettstedet.#Norway #news #leak #oil #economy #Sataoil
In many cases, the outside developers and graphic designers they enlisted to help often took a condescending tone over #email. These collaborators, who were almost always male, were often short, slow to respond, and vaguely disrespectful in correspondence. In response to one request, a developer started an email with the words “Okay, girls…”#SiliconValley #Technology #problem #feminism #equality #news #economy #female #conversation #discrimination #respect