Equally fascinating is OSM Landuse Landcover.

Dead interesting to compare urban areas, agriculture and wilderness.

No surprise that near me there is a ton of pasture grazing and crop farming, a bit of urban sprawl, and a depressingly small amount of woodland and forest.

https://osmlanduse.org/

Meat, money and messaging.

first peer-reviewed and systematic analysis of how the meat industry frames the issue.

"The meat industry fosters uncertainty about scientific consensus and casts doubt over the reliability of both researchers and the evidence, a technique that has been employed by the tobacco, fossil fuel and alcohol industries"

"cherry-picking and misrepresentation of evidence was seen"

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306919222000173?dgcid=author

I put up a suction-cup birdbox on my window, and after a short period of it going unnoticed I’m now getting a blue tit come visit it constantly. Just this one bird, so the little tinker is getting a hell of a lot of food.
I’m reading Half-Earth Socialism at the moment. An eco-socialist take that goes hard in on rewilding, veganism, renewables, and, intriguingly, global central planning. ("GosplanT" :D)

It’s good stuff.

Plus I think all Verso books should come bundled with a playable online simulation game like this one does…

https://play.half.earth/

Don’t seem to have journalled much in the garden this week.

I think partly I’ve gotten a little distracted by the stream.

There has been a new wave of Mastodon users and usage thanks to the possibility of [[Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter]].

Which is cool, and meant I’ve been a bit more active there. Feels like the new people brings a new diversity of content. Less niche stuff in a way.

But also I still think stream-y microblogging is not the social media of choice for me. Or maybe just one component of it. Great for networking and connecting, but (for me) a bit too much of a time sink and not good for deep engagement.

Keeping up to date with local activities, but annoyed by how it’s all on Twitter and Facebook. Thinking about some kind of [[Municipalist social media]].

Had a go with the [[telescope]].