Servigne and Stevens argue that the specter of apocalypse, like the economic gospel of perpetual growth, is only a distraction from the true danger: civilizational collapse resulting from wanton exploitation of natural resources. At the end of the world we can relax, because there will be nothing left to do. Collapse, by contrast, requires hard work, because it is as much a beginning as an end. In the view of these self-styled “collapsologists,” the disintegration of national and global institutions will demand invention, resourcefulness, and a return to small, mostly self-sufficient communities that depend on local networks of mutual aid. The newly minted discipline of collapsology aims to help people prepare for this new way of being.
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Finland’s northernmost Arctic Lapland region has recorded its hottest temperature for more than a century at 33.6 degrees Celsius (92.5 Fahrenheit), during a heatwave that’s been afflicting the entire Nordic country for weeks.
He would be in a right old...Good ol’ Dicky eh, always with that teethy grin
With some of these flights I was hoping one would end up in fireball
”Yes ladies and gentlemen, Richard Branson is burning alive plummeting to earth right before our eyes”
What a tease
which art fair is that?
In 2019, Frieze London’s carbon footprint was audited by Hope Solutions. The fair had reduced its emissions considerably in a year, recording 88.1 tonnes of CO2, compared with 207 tonnes in 2018. The audit credited Frieze’s decision to use a new fuel made from waste vegetable oil, Green D+, which reduced carbon emissions by over 60%.Fair shines a spotlight on the Gallery Climate Coalition’s campaign for a more sustainable, less wasteful art worldwww.theartnewspaper.com
But the audit did not account for the footprint of Frieze visitors or exhibitors, nor the carbon costs of transporting the works to the fair. And this, overwhelmingly, is where art’s climate costs accrue.
The Art of Zero, a report by Julie’s Bicycle, published in April 2021 but based on 2019 figures, estimated that the art world’s global carbon footprint was around 70 million tonnes CO2e per annum. To make up for this—to become carbon neutral—the global art world would have to plant 22 million hectares of unbroken forest.
This mostly comes down to travel—both of people and of art. An estimated 26% (18 million tonnes of CO2e) of the art world’s footprint comes from the upkeep of buildings, the shipment of art and the executive travel of industry professionals. That is equivalent to six million hectares of unbroken forest.
which art fair is that?
Frieze/Frieze Masters just finished last week (in a tent in a park) i went to the last one in 2019 but didnt get an invite this time