Ik word treurig van de berichten over overstromingen in België, Duitsland en Limburg.

Maar @nos, ik mis iets belangrijks. Ik mis een grote rode balk bovenaan de NOS-website die zegt dat we middenin de klimaatcrisis zitten. Dat we dit veel vaker gaan zien.

Ik mis een klimaatdashboard. Ik mis adviezen van het Climate Crisis Management Team.

Het Rode Kruis roept al jaren: De klimaatcrisis is een wereldwijde humanitaire crisis.

Na rampen slaan mensen op de vlucht. Maar er is maar één aarde...

Beautiful, how a coastline 100 million years ago influences modern election results :)

These maps tell a story, of geology, urbanisation & progress!

Via @duncangeere

The first attached image is one of the most popular 'Our World in Data'-charts. It shows food emissions by stage of the supply chain for different products.

Hannah Ritchi, head of research at Our World in Data, created an interactive version of this chart to facilitate easier analysis:

ourworldindata.org/grapher/foo

Actually the whole page is very useful to compare the environmental impact of food sources!

ourworldindata.org/environment

I attached some of the other charts below.

(as seen at @yuri :)

26-5-2021: The Dutch court just ordered Royal Dutch Shell to reduce their net CO2e-emissions by 45% before the end of 2030.

The reference year is 2019, where they emitted ~70 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent (chart 1, reports.shell.com/sustainabili).

This means Shell will have to reduce their emissions to ~31,5 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent before 2030 (chart 2).

Court ruling in English:
uitspraken.rechtspraak.nl/inzi

Webpage 'milieudefensie' (English): en.milieudefensie.nl/climate-c

How will 2020 be remembered?

You might be tempted to think of the pandemic. But scientists knew it was coming, and if we don't change our relation with nature, it won't be special in a few decades.

It was the year of Black Lives Matter. George Floyd was murdered on May 25th 2020. By a racist. But institutional racism means that society can be racist, even if no individual would act racist.

All of us, especially those in IT, have to actively work on equality to make .

I plan to only share job opportunities from non-profits, NGOs and governmental organisations =)

I just saw a job opening at Radically Open Security (a non-profit CybSec consultancy firm, see screenshot).

Also, there are multiple open positions at the /e/-foundation: doc.e.foundation/jobs

For those people who think improving our society is more important than just making money =)

Feel free to suggest similar awesome organisations!

Upcoming webinar: Paul Behrens from Leiden University.

scientists4future.nl/informati

I have met Paul at one of the online S4F meetings, and I really think this is going to be interesting!

University page: universiteitleiden.nl/en/staff

"His environmental research has appeared in leading scientific journals and his work on science communication has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and the BBC."

Info on his book:
theindigopress.com/the-best-of

"I believe we should focus on how to live with nature, rather than determining where nature lives. And that’s where spatial planning can play a role."

utoday.nl/science/69820/elepha

Original paper:
"Human footprint and protected areas shape elephant range across Africa"

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

2016 - Hypponen’s Law: "Whenever an appliance is described as being ‘smart’, it’s vulnerable"

Today - news: Cisco researchers find security leaks in smart airfrier, allowing remote code execution.

Oh yes, Cisco told the manufacturer, Cosori, about the leaks on december 21st. But it isn't fixed, so they now made the details public. Happy hacking 😅!

Source:
security.nl/posting/699873/Bev?

Hypponens law and the future of IOT:
blog.f-secure.com/what-hyppone

Image source: clicon.us/best-air-fryer-of-20

A new open access publication by Carissa Véliz: Moral zombies: why algorithms are not moral agents.

link.springer.com/article/10.1

"When algorithms cause moral havoc, as they often do, we must look to the human beings who designed, programmed, commissioned, implemented, and were supposed to supervise them to assign the appropriate blame. For all their complexity and flair, algorithms are nothing but tools, and moral agents are fully responsible for the tools they create and use."

NGOs urge EU legislators to ban unlawful tracking in online advertising. Great idea to mitigate !

liberties.eu/en/stories/adtech

“This is a terrific opportunity to install privacy by default in the online world. (...) We have the opportunity to create an internet that better serves users by stopping built in data harvesting and tracing methods. It’s important that the European Parliament realises it can stand up for people, and not defend the interests of the big tech platforms.”

Did you already ?

reclaimyourface.eu/#sign

I, too, call on the European Commission to strictly regulate the use of biometric technologies in order to avoid undue interference with fundamental rights.

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