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With 'Anthropocene,' Marco Brambilla Captures a Pre-Revolution New York - GalleristNY

With 'Anthropocene,' Marco Brambilla Captures a Pre-Revolution New York - GalleristNY | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
With 'Anthropocene,' Marco Brambilla Captures a Pre-Revolution New York GalleristNY Last night Marco Brambilla debuted Anthropocene, a video and performance piece distilling the lifestyle disparity of the haves and have-nots in the Bloomberg years...
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Graffiti artist Banksy marks the end of the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference with a mural about global warming http://t.co/6UnTlr23ZM
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The politicians are wrong - 100% renewable energy is possible

The politicians are wrong - 100% renewable energy is possible | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
Nafeez Ahmed: If Miliband wants to beat the Big Six and deliver energy price freeze promise, he must fix his party's broken policies first (The #politicians are wrong - 100% #renewable #energy is possible | Nafeez Ahmed | #Environment | #theguardian.com...
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Stanford Scientists: Climate Change Occurring 10 Times Faster ...

Stanford Scientists: Climate Change Occurring 10 Times Faster ... | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
With scant media attention, climate scientists from Stanford University have concluded that climate change is occurring 10 times faster than at any time in the past 65 million years, and the current pace of change will lead to a ...
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Love It Or Hate It, User-Generated Urbanism May Be the Future Of Cities - Gizmodo India

Love It Or Hate It, User-Generated Urbanism May Be the Future Of Cities - Gizmodo India | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
Love It Or Hate It, User-Generated Urbanism May Be the Future Of Cities Gizmodo India Your regular commute is likely a bit of a drag: enduring traffic-clogged freeways, navigating inefficient public transport, hustling down blocks that could use a...
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What It Means To Be 95 Percent Certain About Climate Change

What It Means To Be 95 Percent Certain About Climate Change | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill.
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Russian energy: Frozen assets - FT.com

Russian energy: Frozen assets - FT.com | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
The Soviets went to great lengths to try to extract their vast reserves of unconventional oil. In the far north of Russia, near the Pechora river estuary, they even experimented with nuclear explosives.
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Megacities pose serious health challenge

Megacities pose serious health challenge | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it

Rapid urbanization will take a heavy toll on public health if city planning and development do not incorporate measures to tackle air pollution, warns a report launched in Beijing last month.

The report1, compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project in Boulder, Colorado, was launched as part of the IGAC Open Science Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry in the Anthropocene. A striking point in the report, says Liisa Jalkanen, head of the WMO’s Atmospheric Environment Research Division, is how quickly megacities — metropolitan areas with populations of more than 10 million — are rising in developing countries.

There are now 23 megacities in the world, compared with just two 60 years ago. Just over half of the population currently dwells in cities, and with the urban population expected to nearly double by 2050, that proportion is projected to approach 70%. “Almost all this growth will take place in the developing world,” says Jalkanen.


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Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:44 PM

Megacities in general - not a specific one.

 

Max Minard's curator insight, May 26, 2015 11:21 PM

This article highlights major health issues that result from the increase in mega cities. Resulting form rapid urbanization, mega cities continue to grow and pose issues such as an increase in pollution. As the article states, "there are now 23 mega cities in the world." and "just over half of the population currently dwells in cities." Nations such as China and Japan have already experienced large amounts of urbanization and are currently struggling in tackling the increasing rates of air pollution. I personally think city planners and developments need to focus on controlling this issue along with researchers coming up with a less toxic renewable resource to use for energy. 

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"Architecture Without Architects" by Bernard Rudofsky

Preface of the classic "Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture" written in 1964 by Bernard Rudofsky.

 

"Architectural history, as written and taught in the Western world, has never been concerned with more than a few select cultures. In terms of space it comprises but a small part of the globe -Europe, stretches of Egypt and Anatolia- or little more than was known in the second century AD. Moreover, the evolution of architecture is usually dealt with only in its late phases.”

 

Maria Popova's review "What Ancient Structures Reveal About Collaborative Design" here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/23/architecture-without-architects-bernard-rudofsky/

 

The Amazon's link here: http://www.amazon.com/Architecture-Without-Architects-Introduction-Non-Pedigreed/dp/0826310044/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1358019202&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Architecture+Without+Architects


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Climate Name Change

Go to http://www.climatenamechange.org Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. But we propose a new na...
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'Adios, Green Village' Photographs Reveal the Hidden Lives of a Dying Shanghai Village

'Adios, Green Village' Photographs Reveal the Hidden Lives of a Dying Shanghai Village | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
These incredible photographs from Robin Mas beautifully document the hidden world of one of Shanghai’s endangered suburbs, Gubei, before it is destroyed to make way for a new modern compound.
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Take heart: combating climate change can happen on an individual level - The Guardian

Take heart: combating climate change can happen on an individual level - The Guardian | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
The Guardian Take heart: combating climate change can happen on an individual level The Guardian For all our protocols, conferences, and findings – including that a 2C rise in temperature is both dangerous and inevitable – we have made almost no...
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Tall Tale - Style.com

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APF's Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal brought together Marco Brambilla and Hugo Boss to celebrate Boss' newly renovated Columbus Circle flagship with the latest of his signature video installations, Anthropocene.
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Beyond the Anthropocene‭ - Costa Rica Sun

Beyond the Anthropocene‭ - Costa Rica Sun | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
The need to deny the global crisis of man,‭ ‬and place the enormity of present challenges ‬to humanity ‬in some partial and prior context,‭ ‬is extremely strong.‭ ‬It’s‭ ‬also the biggest impediment to facing and meeting the unprecedented crisis.‭...
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US Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 through Energy ... - Energy.gov (blog)

US Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 through Energy ... - Energy.gov (blog) | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
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Is crowdfunding the answer for financing renewable energy?

Is crowdfunding the answer for financing renewable energy? | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
Mak Đukan and Robert Pašičko

As we wrote back in July, we found that energy cooperatives offer a big “Yes!” to each of these questions.

To get renewable energy off the ground, the industry first needs to gain acceptance from local communities.
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U.S. energy-efficiency rankings: Where does your city stand?

U.S. energy-efficiency rankings: Where does your city stand? | The Anthropocene | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released a report ranking the 34 largest U.S. cities on energy efficiency.

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