Interesting Reads 6th November



Happy Friday Everyone!


While we all nervously wait for the US election results here are some articles/videos that are not election related for you to get into this weekend.....



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How To Price The ‘Natural Capital’ Of Planet Earth

McKinsey & Company released a new report, Valuing Nature Conservation: A methodology for quantifying the benefits of protecting the planet’s natural capital. This new research quantifies some of the costs and benefits of Nature and conservation, and identifies the potential of conservation to protect the climate, jobs, and health. It focuses not only on the importance of conservation but the value of it as well.




Swedish store Felix pricing food products based on climate impact

All food products have an impact on the environment, and they are responsible for about 1/4 of worldwide carbon emissions. However, in almost all cases animal agriculture and other animal products have a larger impact on the environment than plant-based ones. A grocery store in Sweden is now pricing its products to reflect that impact.




Recycled plastic homes are heading to sub-Saharan Africa

Low-cost modular houses made from plastic waste, this concept is part of a collaboration with UN-Habitat – which focuses on building safe and sustainable cities.









Newly discovered reef is taller than a skyscraper

Scientists have found a towering coral reef off the northern tip of Australia, the first discovery of its kind in 120 years ❤️.








Ash dieback takes toll on forests and up to 90% of British ash trees could be lost in 30 years

Ash dieback is devastating forests across England, with the National Trust this week warning it will have to fell thousands of dead trees this winter for public safety. The Trust aims to plant 20 million trees by 2030, but said it won’t plant new Ash trees until a strain resilient to the fungus has been identified.






BOOKS

I have just started Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth and its amazing! Working from the question - What if we started economics not with its long established theories but with humanities long term goals and then sort out the economic thinking that will enable us to achieve them? 👌🏼


Today we have economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive. What we need are economies that makes us thrive whether or not they grow.


Also check out UK Bookshop for any books you need, supporting independent bookshops over Amazon (click the image to visit the website).






WATCH


TED Talk: What can save the rainforest? Your used cell phone

Loved this TED Talk, showing how the simple use of technology can help at a local level. If you have any old mobiles, you can donate them to Rainforest Connection https://www.rfcx.org/ . They also have an app that enables you to listen to live rainforest sounds, really beautiful.





BBC iPlayer, Click: Can Tech Save the World?

As always a great episode from Click. Technologies, companies and products to help in the fight to save the planet.
















BBC iPlayer: The Mole: Infiltrating North Korea

THIS IS LITERALLY INCREDIBLE! and scary! and mad! and shocking! I can hardly describe this documentary, brave/naive 🤷🏼‍♀️

















Netflix: Brave Blue World

Brave Blue World explores the technologies and innovations that have the potential to solve the world’s water crisis. The film highlights scientific and technological advancements that have been taking place to ensure the world’s population has access to clean water and safe sanitation services and the environment is protected.

Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, Brave Blue World features scientists, engineers and activists from around the world, including actor Matt Damon, co-founder of global non-profit Water.org, and actor and musician Jaden Smith, co-founder of non-profit 501CThree.


https://www.braveblue.world/






Let me know what your reading and watching too. ✌🏼



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