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An overview of [[ecomodernism]]. Contrasting its uptake in UK and elsewhere.
[[Nuclear energy]]. [[Precision fermentation]]. That kind of stuff. ht @adamgreenfield@socialcoop

I guess there’s degrees of ecomodernism… If it’s coming at it from a position of ‘we need to hold our noses and do this to avoid planetary catastrophe – then later we’ll do something better’ I can engage with it. If it’s green capitalism (which the mention of decoupling growth from material usage hints at) then definitely at odds with it.

The article isn’t very nuanced how it kind of pitches only ecomodernists as pro-technology, and everyone else… not. I’m pro some technology, against some others, dependent on context.

Re: nuclear in particular I think Half-Earth Socialism did a pretty good job of arguing against.

Getting a bit addicted to editing my local area on #OpenStreetMap. It is a great way to get to know where you live. I’ve been updating the local park, adding missing footpaths, tracing buildings, etc.

The web interface for editing is a fantastic tool.

And, reassuringly, a friendly soul got in touch to let me me know that the aerial imagery is slightly out in my area and that I might need to realign. Someone’s keeping an eye on things!

Did my 50th ever #ParkRun today!

I used to do it pretty consistently back in London for a while, now getting back in to my stride again after a move back up North and a global pandemic.

As is tradition I took some chocolates along for people to eat after spending their morning being healthy.