This is not at all disconcerting.

Beautiful sky over Winchester this evening.

Cracking edition of my newly-renamed newsletter going out in the morning (if I do say so myself). It should be of particular interest to those in audience engagement or engaged journalism…

It seems increasingly clear to me that the societal stress we’re experiencing right now was well predicted in the 1970 book Future Shock. Our societies are in that state, thanks to the transformative effects of digital technology and the internet.

Dave Winer:

Discourse is not Twitter’s strength, not because of the thread structure, rather that it’s a write-only community of attention seekers 🔥

Even "green" wealthy people consume impact the climate disproportionately

Well, this is depressing:

And even fairly radical lifestyle changes are meaningless at the level of global emissions unless they are multiplied by many millions. To imagine lifestyle choices making a substantial dent in global warming is to imagine a goodly portion of the world’s rich people voluntarily living a lifestyle that is relatively ascetic even by US middle-class standards.

Lessons from two months of #2minutebeachclean

For the last couple of months, my daughters and I have been doing a #2minutebeachclean pretty much every Sunday - concentrating on the same small patch of the beach.

While it’s been delightful spending the time by the sea, playing with the girls, and watching them become more aware of their environment, the sheer volume of plastics we’re pulling out of that small patch of the beach is depressing.

It’s been a case of not really realising the depth of a problem until you stare it in the face — and it’s making me think about all the purchasing decisions I make, but also what else we can do as a family to help turn this around.

What have we done?

I know all the hip joints!

Still can’t quite believe that I turned down the chance to work on this beauty - but it was the right decision at that time of my life.


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