Just another Edition of Five Things — Issue #556
We had plenty of rain this week here in Northern Germany, but the western part of North America got hit with a heat wave like never before. We will see this more often now. Scary stuff. I wonder how much longer it will take until people finally understand that we need to change a lot of what we do in order to maintain the status quo.
The Heat Wave in Portland and Seattle Is a Warning — www.theatlantic.com
The Pacific Northwest is melting now, but all across America the infrastructure we have was built for the wrong century.
I hope so.
‘At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war — www.theguardian.com
Three years ago, a small group of academics at a German university launched an unprecedented collaboration with the military — using novels to try to pinpoint the world’s next conflicts. Are they on to something?
That is just sick.
Concrete: The material that’s ‘too vast to imagine’ — www.bbc.com
There is so much concrete in the world that soon it will outweigh all living matter — including us.