The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.
The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.
(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)
Bugs fly into my face
They seem to now be every place.
I do not take it with much grace.
Rather they'd leave me alone apace.
Yet way, way up above
I see the swallows swoop with love,
To grab a bug or ten, a trove!
I'll shoo my bugs, wear gloves.
Chasing convenience, my sons
With sprays and creepy poisons
Is a scheme to deploy guns
Against how the world runs.
(Thanks for the inspiration @dogtrax )
covid-19, dumb people
My mom told me she works with a landscaping crew who believe that COVID is a hoax because "nobody we know has it"
so that's... great
there is no consensus reality anymore, we're truly living in an age of "choose your own adventure" reality.
if we can't agree that there's a pandemic on when there's a pandemic on, let alone agreeing that global warming is real, I don't know how we can survive as a civilization
I'm a PhD student in the UK - academically, I'm broadly interested in (photo)electrochemical and mechanical engineering as they apply to clean energy, grid-scale energy storage, desalination, and clean fuels.
Also keen on policy and politics as they relate to electricity markets, carbon pricing, and dismantling the entrenched subsidies benefiting the oil & gas industry. Other nerd interests include electric bikes, tiny houses/off-grid living, and living frugally.
#covid-19 #uspol #epa #pollution
What? This is not helpful at all...
"E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters"
While we're all focused on the Corona crisis the US government is quietly pushing an internet #surveillance bill that is aimed at abolishing message encryption:
We should probably pay attention to this and spread awareness even if we are not American: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
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