Climate Confusion For Kids: From the Classroom, to the Streets, to Your Home

(NOTE: Use the search function on your browser to look up “(2019)” (no quotes) if you wish to skip the preamble.) Ever since I was a child, I wanted to do a job that would let me help people. My first idea was to become a doctor or a nurse, until I realized that doing … Continue reading Climate Confusion For Kids: From the Classroom, to the Streets, to Your Home

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ARTICLE: “China’s Algorithms of Repression: Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App”

From Human Rights Watch: "Our analysis also shows that Xinjiang authorities consider many forms of lawful, everyday, non-violent behavior—such as “not socializing with neighbors, often avoiding using the front door”—as suspicious. The app also labels the use of 51 network tools as suspicious, including many Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and encrypted communication tools, such as … Continue reading ARTICLE: “China’s Algorithms of Repression: Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App”

Know Thy Enemy: Transformation, Collectivization & the Tragedy of the ‘kulaks’

Over the course of my research into the processes and plans for globalization, particularly those publications dealing with the apparent need for the world to transition to a "low carbon economy," a common theme has emerged in the form of what is often referred to as "transformative change." Though the specifics are rarely mentioned, it … Continue reading Know Thy Enemy: Transformation, Collectivization & the Tragedy of the ‘kulaks’

Canada: The Heart of “Nice”

My mother has a theory as to why Canadians and, by extension, Swedes, Norwegians and Finns, are known for their at-times excessive levels of politeness, hospitality, and “don’t rock the boat” mentality: all these peoples spend their winters in bone-chilling temperatures, and even if you don’t particularly like your neighbours there’s not going to anyone … Continue reading Canada: The Heart of “Nice”

Green Is The New Red: Introducing ‘Sustainable Digital Finance’

Imagine if your credit history was tied to your carbon footprint, or in some cases, even replaced by it? Imagine if every transaction you made online – be it from Amazon, eBay, SkipTheDishes and so on – was calculated against the predicted amount of CO2 that could be emitted during the product’s manufacturing (where applicable), … Continue reading Green Is The New Red: Introducing ‘Sustainable Digital Finance’

Article: “How the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals undermine democracy.”

"Despite their feel-good vibe the SDGs are, in many ways, an authoritarian project, assisting a status quo in which 93 countries, and an estimated four billion people, are ruled by authoritarian regimes, according to Human Rights Foundation. And despite the perceived success of the SDGs, there has been twelve consecutive years of decline in global … Continue reading Article: “How the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals undermine democracy.”