Heavy Weather, Megacities… A Failed Future. Opt Out.
One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit. We are drowning it. We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media’s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak. It infects every facet of public life, corrupting our discourse, wrecking our trust in major institutions, lowering our standards for the truth, making it harder to achieve anything. — Jon Lovett’s commencement address to Pitzer College. (via theatlantic)
Michael Wines, An Underground Pool Drying Up
Portions of the High Plains Aquifer are rapidly being depleted by farmers who are pumping too much water to irrigate their crops, particularly in the southern half in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Levels have declined up to 242 feet in some areas, from predevelopment — before substantial groundwater irrigation began — to 2011. (via An Underground Pool Drying Up - Graphic - NYTimes.com)
A fascinating map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries
Read the Washington Post article here.
Maligned as a bunch of shiftless, tech-addled children raised to think they’d all get trophies, Millennials are trying to build careers out of the ruins of a job market. Amid a group that’s supposed to be a bunch of entitled kids, all I see around me are young people juggling multiple jobs and unpaid internships while trying to blot their (trigger warning!) student debt from their minds. — Matt Bors, Millenials Aren’t Lazy: They’re Fucked (via stoweboyd)
Beautiful Camilla, 8, followed us around the crowded Meshenti Market under the hot sun smiling for photos while ensuring we werent overcharged for oranges. When we gave her pens and a notebook she apologized that we spent any money on her. Her only request, a photo with her and her grandmother. Bahir dar, Ethiopia. Photo by Jane Hahn @janehahn #bahirdar #ethiopia #beautiful #grandmother #market #love #family #iphoneonly