Tag Archives: Environment

CWA: Three things I learned from a World Bank transportation expert

CWA is the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Now in it’s 63rd year, the conference brings together scientists, politicians, activists, journalists, artists, and more for a week of fascinating conversations. It’s free, and open to the public. Think of CWA as the democratic version of TEDtalks. I’m at the conference… Read More »

Friday Freak-Out: Arthur Brown’s “Nightmare”

[video link] Friday Freak-Out: Arthur Brown performs “Nightmare” in The Committee (1968), directed by Peter Sykes. (Thanks, UncaScrooge!)   Friday Freak-Out: The Golden Dawn’s "Evolution" (1968) – Boing Boing Friday Freak-Out: Julie Driscoll's "Season of the Witch" (1968) – Boing Boing

Pitch perfect comic parable about sustainability

Just wanted to showcase this marvelous comic by Stuart McMillen (the cover of which you see above and is a nice nod to Hergé). It’s called “St. Matthew Island” and asks: “What happens when you introduce 29 reindeer to an isolated island of untouched natural resources?” As a parable (humans being humans, and reindeer being… Read More »

Chinese magician’s goldfish trick sparks controversy

Animal rights activists in China are furious with magician Fu Yandong who performs the trick seen above in which he directs goldfish to swim in formations. He was meant to encore the trick today during a Lunar New Year holiday TV program but China Central Television cancelled the performance in light of the controversy. From… Read More »