Posts filled under:better world

Mr. Winter, you’re fired

Meg guest posts at Kottke: Please consider this letter notice of your termination, effective immediately. Despite clear expectations and requirements — January temperatures not to exceed 40° F, consistent snow and blustery conditions, minimum of one blizzard with white-out per […]

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Top ten under-reported humanitarian stories of 2005

A little break from macs, web and the digital world: Medecins Sans Frontieres publishes a list every year of the Top ten under-reported humanitarian stories of 2005. Congo, Chechnya, Haiti, India, Sudan, Somalia, Colombia, Uganda and Ivory Coast. People dying, […]

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Elevate your awareness

How many feet/meters above sea level are you? Trace the water you drink from rainfall to your tap. Point north. Is the soil under your feet, more clay, sand, rock or silt? From what direction do storms generally come? Name […]

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The right question

“If you were 52 years-old and worth $50 billion would you go to work every day when you’ve been all over the earth and seen the difference you could make?” asks Niall Kennedy. Exactly.

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Most stupid ad ever made

If you have a blog, MySpace, LiveJournal, whatever… DO link to the most stupid ad ever made. And feel free to call the link “most stupid ad ever made”. Here are the slogans that ends the first of two 60-second […]

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Blog against sexism day

It’s the 8th of March. Not only my uncle’s birthday, but also the International Womens day. I’m supporting the Blog against sexism campaign. “Bhutan” on Flickr, by babasteve. Have a look at some of the links and facts here. Women […]

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300% better hybrid car?

If this is true, it’s very good news. The Idea behind the current crop of Hybrid cars is well known; the cars main energy comes from gasoline which recharges batteries that move the car at low speeds. Hydraulic Hybrids work […]

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Cartoons and burning

It’s sad what’s happening around the world. Just sad. Some very good points about the situation is made by Ibn Warraq in Spiegel online. Also have a look at all the discussions and the pictures at Flickr, here, here and […]

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Air pollution is a WORLD problem

Boingboing writes about an article in NY Times, about how pollution from China pollutes the air in the USA: China is already the world’s second-biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to surpass the United States as the […]

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Honey, I shrunk the software!

Gizmodo reports that Apple has shrunk the box of the new iLife package. “If there’s one thing that really stands out about Apple lately, it’s that its products keep getting smaller and smaller. Just as Apple shrank the iPod with […]

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$5 gas prices in the US – good for the world

Spencer Reiss at Wired thinks high US gas prices is good: For anyone with a fresh idea, expensive oil is as good as a subsidy – with no political strings attached. Indeed, every extra penny you pay at the pump […]

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Are hybrids worth it?

Very good analysis of costs etc with a hydrid car compared to petrol cars. While no “green” person would ever advocate buying a hybrid for purely economic reasons, it is painfully obvious that existing hybrids lack the ability to make […]

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Hello, this is Brian Wilson calling

Brian Wilson has a brilliant idea. He personally calls everyone who donates more than 100 US dollars to the hurricane wictims. Yes, he calls you personally and talks with you for a few minutes. What a nice gesture. AND – […]

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Cameron has two

Lovely Cameron Diaz has two Priuses. Both looks and brains. How can you not like that?

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Catastrophe scenarios

“American experts named three major and realistic catastrophe scenarios that could cost the lives of thousands: 1. A great earthquake in California. 2. A terrorist attack 3. The flooding of New Orleans” This is the claim in a discussion on […]

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