This is a really cool way to visualize complex connections in a compact, easy-to-read plot (via The Dish). I wonder if there's software to do this.
Hope this is getting clearer: carbon is deeply entangled in every sector that runs our lives right now. Fighting this thorn-studded, planetary kudzu will mean hacking away at all of it. Obviously, that means killing coal-fired power plants, and replacing them with solar, wind, and/or nukes. But it means getting combustion engine cars off the road, too. And pivoting towards more sustainable agriculture. And stopping deforestation. And cracking down on power-draining houses. And.
|A carbon-neutral, zero-waste city under construction in Abu Dhabi|
On a related note, I watched a documentary on the architect Norman Foster last night on Netflix called How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? What struck me is the scale of his undertakings, which now includes an entire city in Abu Dhabi, designed from scratch to be carbon-neutral and zero-waste. The first striking aspect of this project, after the enormity of the scale, is the fact that an oil-producing country has commissioned its construction. A country that has everything to gain through more fossil fuel usage recognizes the need to be carbon-neutral. Interesting. The other thing was a quote from Foster:
The tragedy that is given the urgency of the situation, given what is at stake which is literally our survival as a species, what I find inexplicable is that there is only one [of these cities]. If there were twenty urban experiments...one would be very critical and say Why only twenty? That is the shocking thing.