Why the next economic crisis will be the worst in modern history

I would like to propose several reasons why I believe the next economic crisis will particularly bad, if not the worst in modern history [1-4]: Stranded assets after loss of “social licence” fossil fuels, e.g. coal fossil fuel driven machines, e.g. coal power plants, internal combustion engine cars, internal combustion engine ships,… fossil fuel-based products,…

Extinction Rebellion – Protest Stickers

1. Introduction

To support protests against the climate crisis, in addition to public protests, banners, etc, protest stickers are another medium to make your message visible and literally  “stick”. Their advantage is that stickers can be distributed without causing to much attention, e.g. at a public place, without having to expect negative consequences for the protester. Stickers are also a nice give-away to passengers, esp if they are visually appealing.

2. Tutorial

Here, I would like to present a short tutorial how to design and print protest stickers. It is a work flow which I tested and worked for me:

  1. Design the sticker using SCRIBUS!
    Note: Read the printing requirements (e.g. file format, file size, resolution, color model, …) of your selected printshop and apply it to your design! Example: Flyeralarm Printing Guide
    Example:  see below
  2. Export to PDF format with a resolution of 356 dpi from SCRIBUS (Note: use PDF1.5 with transparencies, PDF/x-3 does not allow transparencies!)
    Example: see below
  3. Select size and number of stickers at Flyeralam printshop. I selected Vegan Stickers, round, diameter 9.5 cm, white paper, 4 colours, 250 copies, 4 colors, 623SEK [ORDER NOW!]
    Note1: The offer by Flyeralarm was the best quality at lowest price I could find!
    Note2: Alternative online printshop wir-machen-druck.de (Germany) did a fine job, too!
  4. Upload the file in PDF format with CMYK color model!
    Example: see below
  5. Approve and submit to printing!
  6. Delivery (in Sweden) after about 1 week via UPS!

A taxonomy of climate activism

Note: The following text is for discussion and will be updated based on received comments. Climate activism is often based on loosely defined concepts such as “Non-Violent Direct Action” (NVDA), “civil disobedience”, “strikes”, “protests”, and other forms, which may be used with different meanings by different groups, and, therefore, lack conceptual clarity. In the following…

Mission 2020: An analysis of the current state of climate, climate politics and climate activism

Note: The current draft is for discussion and is expected to be updated based on received comments. Summary. The failure of current societies to take required actions to limit global warming to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown, leaves major responsibility to transform current systems to non-governmental organizations and grass-roots movements within extremely short timelines and outside…

How many people will be killed by uncontrolled global warming?

A recent article [1] which presented  “Extinction Rebellion” in Sweden, claimed that the Roger Hallam’s statement that 6 billion people will die this century was unscientific based on assessments by a various scientists [2]. According to my information, there is no scientific evidence based on complex simulations, however, there are at least two leading climate…

How media are (subtly) misrepresenting climate science

I am listing a few phenomena I  have observed in the media discussing the climate emergency which misrepresent news 1) to provide positive context to otherwise negative news, 2) negative context to positive news, or 3) increase the drama of otherwise boring facts: “Not taking sides”: Here, media present topics by giving both sides similar…

The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change

Executive Summary The Lancet Countdown is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change, and providing an independent assessment of the delivery of commitments made by governments worldwide under the Paris Agreement. The 2019 report presents an annual update of 41 indicators across five key domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and…

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