People, Planet & Technology #4
Ahoy folks 👋
It’s been two weeks again. I’ve put together some great articles and projects for you.
I came across a little online series called “Let Science Speak”. A campaign to support American environmental scientists (I think you know why this is necessary 🤯). Each episode introduces one scientist. I think the series is well done and gives some personal insights into the convictions and passion of these people.
Yesterday I discovered something great: The low-tech magazine now uses solar-powerd hosting for their website. And that also means that the website is not accessible if it gets too cloudy. I found the idea totally funny and am happy about such new (albeit unpracticable) approaches.
Now comes a big hit! Have you ever thought about how crime statistics are related to the weather in cities? Now watch this: There are indications that there are correlations between heat and crime in shootings in American cities. 😳
And last but not least, I’d like to introduce a project by Kelsey Breseman. She is currently writing a book exploring how engineers and entrepreneurs can get up to speed on fighting climate change. The whole thing is freely accessible and a great collection of facts, links and resources on causes, effects and solutions on climate change. She is also looking for collaborators who would like to contribute their expertise on this book.
👉 Miscellaneous things
An Expanding Archive of Compelling Links on Climate Change by Andrew McWilliams
Great twitter thread on calculating the price of carbon emissions (noahqk)
A project uses design to improve well-being and mental health in the city (The Guardian)
PREPdata is a open data online platform that allows users to access and visualize spatial data reflecting past and future climate, as well as the physical and socioeconomic landscape for climate adaptation and resilience planning.
You know the extremely realistic studio animation of the Weather Channel storm surge? Wired shows how they did it.(Wired)
The Good Tech Conference on TechForGood will take place in Bighton on November 19/20
Colours & Art can help make public space safer for pedestrians and cyclists (The Guardian)
Salome Eggler explains how Blockchain technology can help with climate protection, democracy and water management (Reset)
How navigation apps and mapping companies tracked road closures and evacuations after Hurricane Florence (CityLab)
Two students designed a novel wind turbine designed to harness wind power even in the inner city (Reset)
I hope you enjoy this issue. I would like to encourage you to send me your feedback via mail,twitter, mastodon or carrier pigeons 🐦.
We’ll read again in two weeks. 🙌
Take care. -Niklas