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Mutant Weeds, the latest guerrilla lighting installation by Luzinterruptus, is a comment on environmental pollution. Instead of dimming the green illuminated signage that denotes the presence of a pharmacy, the city of Madrid allows such lights to shine more brightly, thereby ensuring that the surrounding area is bathed in a green glow. Using fluorescent sticks formed into blades of grass, Luzinterruptus planted a garden of the near future, where a new, photosensitive species grows up from the sidewalks, nourished by the lights. – by sabine7 / April 2, 2012
I am sharing this because of this installation’s statement on environmental pollution (and the fact that I have always been obsessed with neon). – j. quigley
When the world’s great scientific thinkers change their minds
One hundred and sixty-five eminent thinkers, researchers, and communicators, at the annual request of the edge.org website, answered the following question: “What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Why?”
Global warming is not an urgent problem
Craig Venter, human genome decoder, J. Craig Venter Institute
Like many or perhaps most I wanted to believe that our oceans and atmosphere were basically unlimited sinks with an endless capacity to absorb the waste products of human existence. I wanted to believe that solving the carbon fuel problem was for future generations and that the big concern was the limited supply of oil not the rate of adding carbon to the atmosphere. The data is irrefutable. We are conducting a dangerous experiment with our planet. One we need to stop. Now.