yet another example that we can no longer trust our eyes and ears twitter.com/JoshuaPHilll/status/162312085474895872…

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Dominican Republic: To be located 10km inland, on the 100 metre high Farallón de Verón cliff, once completed Larimar city will have a population of 55,000 residents, over 20,000 homes, hotels, schools, a health center, a university, commercial and leisure areas and a 3km boardwalk of artificial beaches and pools. Is this evidence of a climate adaptation trend where developments will move inland?... Show more

Larimar City & Resort - Real Estate Project in Punta Cana

Discover the treasure of Larimar. The only smart city and most innovative real estate project in the Dominican Republic > The destination to invest.

Once more, this time in Chile, record temperatures create fires and devastate forests and local communities. The status quo cannot even fight the symptom, the fire, let alone the deeper cause, the ecocidal, exploitative system - it does not really want to beyond small aesthetic changes and cheap greenspeak. www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/05/chile-wildfi…

Chile wildfires kill at least 23 people as 40C heat hampers effort to stop spread

Sixty-six people hurt and 1,500 seeking refuge in shelters after 800 homes were destroyed

Not unexpected, but still shocking! www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/18/reveal…

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows

Investigation into Verra carbon standard finds most are ‘phantom credits’ and may worsen global heating

In the not too distant past, Museums (Musea for the literati), among many rules and prohibitions imposed on visitors, used to strictly forbid the taking of pictures. You were even obliged to park your camera (young people: Google it) along with your bags in the cloak room, sometimes with a fee. With the advent of smartphones (and social media) the practice became a futile exercise and thus... Show more

In the not too distant past, Museums (Musea for the literati), among many rules and prohibitions imposed on visitors, used to strictly forbid the taking of pictures. You were even obliged to park your camera (young people: Google it) along with your bags in the cloak room, sometimes with a fee. With the advent of smartphones (and social media) the practice became a futile exercise and thus photos were finally allowed in most musea, although you are not told so beforehand - personally I always ask at the ticket desk. So this is a detail from one of my favourite paintings, van Gogh's "Olive Picking" (Dec. 1889). You can find it at Athens' Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened in 2019 just before the pandemic, and showcases the USD 3bn private collection of shipowners Basil & Elise Goulandris. (For details about the specific painting see https://goulandris.gr/en/artwork/vincent-van-gogh-olive-picking). Among the remaining annoying rules is the one which forbids you coming too close to a painting so as to observe the finer details - necessary if you wear glasses - as if 50 cm can make a difference if one is intent on causing mischief. I bet, technology will soon make this rule obsolete too. A propos, gallery guards, rather than playing policemen could say a few words about their favourite painting too, after all they are experts, seeing the same artworks every day.

Travel boycotts are successful when a country or destination is really dependent on tourism and the government is democratically accountable and responsive to a freely-expressed public opinion. Thus when horrible violations of human rights go unpunished or the culprits have a soft treatment for religious/traditional reasons, as in the case below, a travel boycott will probably not have an... Show more

Iranian man who beheaded 17-year-old wife jailed for eight years

The judiciary says the lenient sentence was due to the 17-year-old victim's parents "pardoning" him.

Population alarmists and assorted racist pseudo-environmentalists peddle their misanthropic theories since the 1960s and especially during the 1970s, despite all evidence that the rate of population growth was already slowing down. Will their descendants finally shut up after the latest news that China's population shrank for the first time since the 1960s?... Show more

Why China’s shrinking population is a big deal -- counting the social, economic and political costs of an aging, smaller society

For the first time since 1961, deaths in China have outpaced births – and unlike that one-year decline, the downward trend is likely to continue.

Now this is what I call enterpreneurship

Now this is what I call enterpreneurship :)

Zen-Ataraxia spot in downtown Athens

Waterfall, National Garden, Athens, Greece

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