Upcoming Events | Bristol Green Capital. January 27, 2015 – January 27, 2015 Literature & the Environment with Sue Edney Day Tuesdays 8 meetings weeklyDates From Tuesday 27 January to Tuesday 17 March 2015Time 6pm – 8pmFee £115 In this course, we’ll discuss how different kinds of literature incorporate and examine environmental concerns; how and why novelists and poets elicit particular responses to human/non-human interaction.
The challenges posed by climate change seem new to us, yet pollution and industrialisation were alarming to writers as different as Wordsworth and Dickens, H. G. Wells and W. We’ll look at the background to present-day ‘environmental’ writing by tracing its origins in some early nineteenth-century literature, some ‘solutions’ offered by later Victorian environmentalists, and how twentieth-century fears manifested in new kinds of writing; Christa Wolf, for example, about Chernobyl, or the ‘airborne toxic event’ of Don Delillo’s White Noise. To book your place. Il cortometraggio di Jia Zhangke sull’inquinamento in Cina. Jia Zhangke, il regista cinese vincitore del Leone d’oro alla Mostra del cinema di Venezia nel 2006 con Still life, ha realizzato per Greenpeace il cortometraggio Smog journeys.
Attraverso la vita di due famiglie - una di minatori della provincia di Hebei, l’altra appartenente alla classe media di Pechino - la pellicola denuncia gli effetti dell’inquinamento atmosferico sulla salute e sulla vita quotidiana dei cinesi. Secondo una ricerca di Greenpeace condotta in Cina, oltre il 90 per cento delle città analizzate (190) supera i limiti consentiti relativamente alla concentrazione media annuale dei livelli di particolato ultrafine (PM2.5) nell’aria. Nel 2012 nella provincia di Hebei, che confina con l’area metropolitana di Pechino, sono stati consumati 313 milioni di tonnellate di carbone, e questa è stata la principale causa dello smog. I’m Super Intrigued By This Map Of Which People Use The Most Energy. I Was Super Pumped For The New iPhone, Then Embarrassed When I Saw What Happened To My Last Phone.
Sustainable Business. 9 Political Cartoons That Put Climate Change In Perspective. Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. "Oceans are in our hands," the contest proclaimed, urging participants from 75 countries to put forth their best (and satirical) interpretation of the singular global concern.
"Human beings, as all life on earth, came from the stars and landed through the ocean," the contest solicitation read. "Ocean is our very first foster mother, much more than the land where we now cut trees and plant transgenic corn. But, as we maltreat land, we have been maltreating our spring of life and now oceans are quite ill because of our activities: less fish but more plastic, less pure water but more oil, less coral but more garbage. That’s why today, not tomorrow, we must do our best to save oceans of ourselves if we still want to have a future on this planet. " Behold, 9 cartoons that put climate change in perspective.
10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste. As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even estimate the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While our personal imprints may not seem in themselves worthy of alarm, the combined effect of human's habits and rituals is hard to look away from.
Cell phones #2, Atlanta 2005 Photographer Chris Jordan works with the debris we as a society leave behind, photographing massive dumps of cell phones, crushed cars and circuit boards. Squished together in dizzying quantities, the discarded goods resemble hypnotic puzzles, abstracted color fields and hallucinatory fractals. Jordan compares the complex layers of wreckage to the overwhelming detail of the Grand Canyon. The series, dubbed "Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption," shows the unmistakable imprint of our American culture in all its horror and strange, dark appeal. Crushed Cars, Tacoma 2004 Steel Shred, Tacoma 2004. 15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out Tell a Bigger Story. Tutte le esplosioni nucleari sulla Terra: la videostoria. The Dark Side. Combating-Global-Warming-Chart-4.jpg 625×441 pixels. Global-warming-map-numbers.jpg 1,600×1,141 pixels.
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