We are in a paradox, first amassing big data to intercorrelate everything and tying all the data sets together into one giant machine (Mirowski ). At he same time we are missing the big thing going on - the undoing of the planet - that we needed to know. The who, what why and when … Continue reading Post # 2051 big data vs unique event.
added to 1939. “Another critical stream of recent literature takes a darker view of the prospects for social and ecological transformation. In marked contrast to Klein, philosopher Dale Jamieson argues that the window of time for Blockadia-driven changes has already closed; the world is firmly committed to climate change. If we are to generate … Continue reading note added to Geoff Mann
“In 1990, one year after Jameson’s Postmodernism was published, Bill McKibben proclaimed ‘the end of nature’ in a book of the same name, today regarded as the first popular book on climate change. Before almost everyone else, he sensed that the altered composition of the atmosphere turns everything inside out: the meaning of the weather, … Continue reading note added to 1939, Malm Progress of this storm