Zizek on ecological ideology

18 09 2009

Wow, this is fun.



So it Begins: European Union banning energy-inefficient goods

25 04 2009

European Union to Ban Goods that aren’t Energy Efficient : TreeHugger.

Hate to sound cocky, but… well… i called it. I should have made a bet with someone, but i take little to no credit–the writing was on the wall…

This is the beginning of a crucially important–but inevitably rife–shift to eco-protectionism…

…its going to tick off foreign manufacturers (especially in the developing world), and rightly so. But it’s going to happen regardless, so let’s hope they can leapfrog.

…the next rational step will be banning ‘unsustainable’ goods and even unsustainable produce… the question is who will define sustainable, why, and how…

…this is why i think a global life-cycle assessment initiative tied to something like the (floundering) WTO would be a rather good idea.

Here’s to hoping!

Stalking birds with little tiny backpacks

13 02 2009

Check this out.

NYT: Science / Environment
Tracking the Flight of Birds, With Tiny Backpacks
Published: February 13, 2009
By fitting songbirds with tiny backpacks that contain sophisticated sensors, scientists have been able to follow the birds on their annual migration…

Hadi Dowlatabadi on interdisciplinarity

13 01 2009

Hadi on CITR radio