Scars of human-altered landscapes
+ Grief, China, and small inventions with big effects on our modern world (#442)
Thanks for stopping by. This is what I think you should see (and hear) this week. Enjoy!
1. Scars of human-altered landscapes
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky draws attention to the visible impact human activity has on nature, in striking yet subtle images. His latest, decade-long project focuses on Africa. Have a look and read more on his intentions in the interview with climate journalist Gaia Vince (whose book Nomad Century I highly recommend).
2. Can the World Make an Electric Car Battery Without China?
«It is one of the defining competitions of our age: The countries that can make batteries for electric cars will reap decades of economic and geopolitical advantages. The only winner so far is China. The rest of the world may take decades to catch up.» Great explainer with wonderful graphics.
(Gift link so you can read it without a subscription)
A long running podcast I've discovered only recently. It explores the many layers and facets of grief, with guests who share stories about loved ones they've lost. Manages to strike the difficult balance of being uplifting and profound at the same time.