Once a month, we put together a list of stories we’ve been reading: news you might’ve missed or crucial conversations going on around the web. We focus on environmental justice, radical municipalism, new politics, political theory, and resources for action and education.
We try to include articles that have been published recently but will last, that are relatively light and inspiring, and are from corners of the web that don’t always get the light of day. This will also be a space to keep you up to date with news about what’s happening at Uneven Earth.
This time, we feature interesting reads on the state of work and ‘quiet quitting’; post-car societies, future and present; the false promise of saving the planet by planting trees; the Turkey-Syria earthquakes; big beef’s climate messaging machine; de-extinction and why it isn’t worth the ethical cost; the conundrums of climate fiction; the new How to Blow Up a Pipeline movie, a dramatization of Malm’s 2021 book of the same name; and so much more.
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Uneven Earth updates
On planning and disaster: Notes from an earthquake | How disasters are baked into Turkey’s developmental model—and what kind of opposition could emerge out of the ruins of the earthquake
Top 5 articles to read
How to make friends. Fighting the system may take a while. Why not go to a bar?
News you might’ve missed
Manuel Teran’s death: DeKalb County releases autopsy for ‘Cop City’ protester. Tortugita’s death has officially been ruled a homicide.
Where we’re at: analysis
The lithium problem. Can we rapidly reduce carbon emissions while minimizing the damage caused by resource extraction?
The real-world costs of the digital race for Bitcoin. Bitcoin mines cash in on electricity — by devouring it, selling it, even turning it off — and they cause immense pollution. In many cases, the public pays a price.
My continent is not your giant climate laboratory. Chukwumerije Okereke urges African governments to stand against the ploy by Western organizations to normalize research on risky geoengineering technologies.
Cities and radical municipalism
You can’t eat profits. A democratic vision for England’s tormented farmlands.
Just think about it…
The ideology of growth and its origins. An excerpt from The Future is Degrowth.
Sci-fi, art and storytelling
Climate fiction won’t save us. As the world burns, readers increasingly look to climate fiction for hope, predictions, and actionable solutions. But can the genre really be a manual for useful change?
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