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“Can YOU Fix Climate Change?”

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I just stumbled upon this video by “Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell”. It’s about the climate crisis and that the only solution might be a systemic change and I absolutely agree.

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About the Amazon and the climate crisis

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Reading something like this makes me really sad: The Amazon now emits more CO2 than it absorbs – due to deforestation.

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I am now car-less

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I have posted a little less than usual the last few days - at least on this blog. But a few articles on my German blog. I finally sold my car today, or rather my grandmother’s car that she gave me, after I had been planning to do so for a very long time.

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extinction.fyi

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Doug Belshaw has a new side project: extinction.fyi. A site dedicated to climate change. For example, you learn that if you buy a Tesla with bitcoin, you cancel out the lifetime CO2 savings four times. Or that a battery-electric car needs only one-eightieth of the energy of a biofuel-powered combustion car.

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“Portuguese children sue 33 countries over climate change at European court”

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“I am afraid for the future,” she said. “Lately, it is already impossible to exercise outdoors. If that was only for a few days it would be fine but the heatwaves are extreme and recurring. I live with the feeling my home is becoming more hostile each year. It scares me a lot.”

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I already thought about remote conferences last year and it seems like it’s becoming a reality with all those canceled conferences now only taking place online. Although it is not for environmental reasons (but rather to protect people), it may show some organizers that remote conferences are perhaps not such a bad alternative. It just needs to be technically well implemented and it will take a few less flights.

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GitHub projects focused on climate change

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In the past years I always took part at the Hacktoberfest organized by GitHub and DigitalOcean. The rules are simple, do four (I think in the past it was five) pull-requests to any public projects on GitHub and you’ll receive a free t-shirt and some stickers.

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Global Climate Strike

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Today was Global Climate Strike. I wasn’t able to attend the strike in my city personally, because I wasn’t able to not go to work today and had a long train travel this afternoon and evening.

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Remote work, why not remote conferences too?

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Climate change is reaching the media more and more, every day we hear more stories about the bad things caused by climate change and also the youth protests “Fridays for Future” are very popular (at least here in Germany and Europe). That is one side to it.

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Jan-Lukas Else