Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The law that could make climate change illegal

The short-term cycles of government can be a real problem for climate change.
 Even if climate goals are laid down in law, there can often be few concrete measures to stop a succession of governments from taking decisions that collectively end up with them being missed. 
 But a new and ambitious climate law recently passed in Denmark tries to find a way around this problem, and some of the other common pitfalls of climate laws. 
It makes Denmark one of a small number of countries beginning to provide new blueprints of how government can genuinely tackle climate change. Its law could turn out to be one of the closest things yet to a law that would make climate change – or at least the lack of effort to stop it – genuinely illegal. Continue

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Quai de Seine , Pierre-Yves Rospabé

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On birds, Leila Jeffreys







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Sunflowers, Balázs Mohai

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Tiny Worlds







Lina Cirilo and Laura Gonçales create and sell tiny, self-sustaining ecosystems in glass jars, bottles, and other containers.

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Kissing Planters


Tatiana Cardona’s ceramic planters.
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Heartwarming Animal Comics



Illustrator Jang (of Jangandfox Studio) creates uplifting animal comics that promote a positive outlook on life.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Zero Productivity, Chris RWK


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Lonac, Zagreb, 2020.

Mural painted at Lauba, Zagreb, 2020. “Polupani Lončići” 
In Croatian, that would mean something like smashed or broken pots.

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Croatia heads to polls to elect new parliament.


More than 6,500 polling stations throughout Croatia were opened at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning for the election for the 10th national legislature, and they will be closed at 7 p.m. There are 3.86 million eligible voters who are electing 151 parliamentary deputies: 140 in ten constituencies, three in a constituency designed for the expatriate community, and eight in Constituency No. 12, intended for ethnic minorities, that is three for Serb representatives and five for other ethnic minorities.
 Apart from voting in Croatia, also polling places are being set up for expat communities abroad. Croatia’s tenth parliamentary election began at 11 p.m. on Friday Croatian time as polling stations opened in three Australian cities. The last polling station to open will be in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. on Saturday Croatian time. Almost 185,000 Croatians abroad have registered to vote in the election, the most in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (50,786). Also, special polling stations are being organised for army personnel on duty, ship crews, as well as for beneficiaries of retirement homes and in prisons.
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Tough Night


The Fire Brigade were called to tackle a fire in Bogomolje on the Hvar island.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

The New Yorker


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Weekend plans


Work by Budapest-based Marietta Varga.

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Artworks by Lexicon Love


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Summer is here

Anne Franski


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Friday, July 3, 2020

Unamused

Georges Carrel

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Pine nuts


[new lyrics for old songs]

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Jokes About The Pandemic To Make You Laugh Or Cry




Bored Panda’s compilation of corona jokes.

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Invisible Germs

“So what? Germs are also invisible.”
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Make America Canada Again by Tim Long

Until 1776, America and Canada were practically the same. Then America went its own way and chose revolution, independence, and self-reliance. But Canada kept on its path—a path that has proved nicer, quieter, weirder, and, frankly, better.


But now it’s time to reverse America’s tragic mistake, and MAKE AMERICA CANADA AGAIN. Why, you may ask?
 Well . . . continue 

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