Having It All - A History of Global Consumption

(Foreign Affairs)The historian Frank Trentmann has written the first total history of consumption. Empire of Things is an original, ambitious account that begins in the fifteenth century, spans the globe, and examines a wide range of regimes, from liberal democracies to fascist dictatorships. The book could hardly be more relevant: since the Great Recession began in 2007, the world has been mired in a global economic crisis with the consumer at its core. .. read more at https://www.foreignaffairs.com

About Frank Trentmann: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Trentmann

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"Es führt kein Weg am Grundeinkommen vorbei"

(Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute) Prominente Referenten aus aller Welt wie Robert Reich, Erik Brynjolfsson und Yanis Varoufakis diskutierten am Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute über die Zukunft der Arbeit und das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen. Hier finden Sie die wichtigsten Debatten in Video und Textform. ... weiterlesen bei gdi.ch

How Forests Heal People

Bill Mollison: "People must see these forests and wilderness as the greatest educational system that we have on the planet. If we could lose all the universities then we would lose nothing, but if we lose the forests we lose everything."

The Black Marble

This new global view and animation of Earth's city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

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Photographer Captures the Milky Way Mirrored on Earth at the World’s Largest Salt Flat

(MyModernMet.com) Salt flats around the globe are known for their intoxicating visuals and otherworldly feel. Russian photographer David Kordan recently made the trek to Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia—the world’s largest salt flat—and shot the Milky Way as it reflected off of the mineral-covered plain. “There are not so many places in the world where you can enjoy absolute dark sky,” Kordan tells us in an email. “Light pollution is in the cities and even small villages.” The results are a stunning fusion of the Earth and cosmos—at times, it’s hard to tell where the two begin and end. ... read more at mymodernmet.com

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016: Winners and shortlisted images

(International Business Times) Stunning photos raise awareness of issues like sustainable development, pollution and human rights.
The winners of the the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 competition have been announced. This contest provides an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography, by both amateurs and professionals. The competition aims to inspire a global audience to think differently about contemporary social and environmental issues, including sustainable development, pollution and human rights. ... weiterlesen bei ibtimes.co.uk

Absolut inspirierend: "Forest Man"

"Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest."

 

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