How to face your fears of the climate crisis

A lot of my recent posts have been very energetic (ranting and shouty, even…) but today I want to take a moment to breath deeply, and talk quietly about how terrifying this all is, and how to deal with that.

First, a brief summary of the facts, just as a short reminder of how scary the situation really is:

The science and scientists tells us that we have a massive problem: global warming will lead to more extreme weather: heatwaves, droughts, floods, and storms. The physics of why is simple: more heat energy in the air means more energy to the air’s movement, which makes weather events stronger than they would otherwise have been.

Heatwaves and floods are going to damage crops; as these events become more frequent and stronger more and more crops are going to be damaged and fail. That’s going to reduce the food supply, eventually getting to the point where people start to go hungry (this is already happening).

Climate change → hunger

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Facebook (and all social media) has to go…

Yesterday a friend of mine shared the Carole Cadwalladr TED talk “Facebook’s role in Brexit – and the threat to democracy” in which she explains how she led an Observer newspaper investigation into the role Facebook played in the Brexit and Trump elections. The talk is absolutely jaw-dropping, so if you haven’t seen it yet then watch it now, because I’m going to discuss it with spoilers.

To summarize: People with a lot of money paid Cambridge Analytica to use Facebook to spread carefully targeted misinformation (and outright lies, and hate speech) with the specific aim of influencing the result of the UK Brexit election as a testing ground for technology that they then deployed in the US election of Donald Trump. And so as Cadwalladr says:

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T4:地球温暖化3: 私達の生活の全ては地球温暖化を起こしている / Everything we do causes Global Warming!

動画原本 / Video Transcript:

前の動画で説明したとおり
As I explained in my last video

地球温暖化が進んでいる
global warming is continuing apace

気象の変化は既に起きている
and the climate is already changing

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T3:地球温暖化2:起こっているのは当たり前! / The earth’s history shows us that global warming is the logical result of burning carbon

今日風邪引いて声が枯れているけど
I’ve got a cold today so my voice is hoarse

収録頑張ろうね・・・
but I’m going to try to record anyway…

地球温暖化の原因について少し話させていただきます
I’m going to talk about what causes global warming

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T2: 地球温暖化01:3つの数字 / Global Warming: 3 Numbers

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動画原本とリンク / Video Transcript with Links:

地球温暖化について話しないといけないですよ
We need to talk about global warming.

今日は大事な数字3つを紹介させていただきます
Today I’m going to introduce 3 important numbers.

+1ºCは現状です
+1ºC is the current situation.

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Hello world! /今日は、世界

新しいサイト、tensaimon.comは蘇った!内容は多分そんなにないよ(〜)、ただユーチューブなどにリンクするハブです。

New site to represent me (tensaimon) online. Mostly just a hub to link to my other activities  – mainly YouTube at the moment.

How to import tide info into Google Calendar

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Surfers (and other sea-faring types): ever needed to make an appointment and wanted to check the tide times for that day before making a commitment? Looking at a tide chart every time is kind of a pain (and a bit embarrassing, depending on the situation…), luckily it’s very easy to import the tide data into Google Calendar (note that you can’t do this on a mobile, you’ll need to do it on a desktop): “How to import tide info into Google Calendar” の続きを読む

潮見表をグーグルカレンダーにインポートする方法

Read this post in English.

予定を入れる時に満潮の時間に合わせたい!ワザワザ潮見表を確認するのは面倒(^^;)そこで潮情報をグーグルカレンダーにインポートすれば他の予定を確認すると同時に満潮の時間が確認できちゃいます! “潮見表をグーグルカレンダーにインポートする方法” の続きを読む