miscellaneous

What we learned this week

  • The landscape is already man-made, so , asks Will Self.
  • News of an unlikely are concerned about the future of their coffee producers, and are lobbying the US government for tougher action.
  • The main reason that our carbon emissions have fallen in the UK is that we have exported them to China. But as China becomes a consumer society, where will they to in turn?
  • The is being built in Milan. Why cover a tower block in trees, other than it being prettier than concrete? Because the trees shade the balconies, aerating and cooling the building. They add humidity to Milan’s dry heat, and they block wind, dust and noise.

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