World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Rapidly, Study Finds
A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.
'Hypocrites': Teens Roast UN Climate Talks, Take Over the Streets
https://earther.gizmodo.com/hypocrites-teens-roast-un-climate-talks-take-over-the-1840271423 #climatechange #climatecrisis
This has been the warmest decade in Earth’s history, data shows
Jane Fonda: The Climate Emergency Is a Political Emergency
I don’t want to look back and wonder what more I could have done to save our planet.
The laws protecting our data are too weak
https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/05/data-privacy-laws-google-nightingale/ #privacy #security #purism #bigtech
BP Just Got Its Ass Sued For False Advertising
https://earther.gizmodo.com/bp-just-got-its-ass-sued-for-false-advertising-1840213409 #climatechange #climatecrisis #climatejustice
Apple says iPhone 11 Pro collects user data even when location services are disabled - TechSpot
https://www.techspot.com/news/83042-apple-iphone-11-collects-user-data-even-when.html #bigtech #apple #purism #librem5
Purism closes a $2.5m note series, all from inbound investment inquiries https://puri.sm/posts/purism-closes-2-5m-note-series/
Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high
Coal use is down dramatically in the United States and the European Union, and renewable energy is gaining traction. But rising natural gas and oil use in 2019 increased the world's carbon dioxide emissions modestly for a third straight year.
What’s ‘Fair’ When It Comes to Carbon Emissions? The average American and Australian generates nearly 3½ times the global average of carbon dioxide pollution.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/opinion/global-climate-change.html #climatechange #climatecrisis
Climate Models Have Been Right For Decades
https://earther.gizmodo.com/climate-models-have-been-right-for-decades-1840204636 #climatechange #climatecrisis
Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can’t Be Saved
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/climate/florida-keys-climate-change.html #climatechange #climatecrisis
Global Carbon Emissions Are Headed For a New High in 2019
https://earther.gizmodo.com/global-carbon-emissions-are-headed-for-a-new-high-in-20-1840206060 #climatechange #climatecrisis
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades
Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.
Climate Change Is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned.
We No Longer Expect Privacy. You Can Change That.
Without a comprehensive privacy bill or some meaningful regulation of Big Tech, we’re not going to change the way our data is siphoned away. But we can hope to change what we demand from ourselves and others when it comes to those small, everyday privacy invasions.
Creating the conditions for a globally just energy transition
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191202105816.htm #climatechange #climatecrisis
We are delighted to share that early yesterday we shipped the first #Librem5 Birch devices to backers https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-birch-shipping-announcement/
I love this post:
"When we first approached hardware manufacturers almost two years ago with this project most of them instantly said “No, sorry, impossible, we can not help you.”. Others warned us, that it could never work, that it was too complicated, “the industry does not do that” and so forth.
And yet here we are, later than we wanted, but we are actually shipping first hardware! It is possible but it comes at a price." #Librem5
Nine climate tipping points now 'active,' warn scientists
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191127161418.htm #climatechange #climatecrisis