Old news! Pajama, Shenzen, Apple, Tesla, 63 cm, and Milton Freedman

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14 sustainable clothing gifts made from materials that are better for the environment by Connie Chen

The luxurious pajama shirt is fashioned out of this startup’s flagship textile, the world’s first organic bamboo lyocell fabric. Though it looks composed and could even be styled with jeans to venture out of the house, its cool and soft construction is undeniably made for lounging. Conveniently, it’s also machine-washable.
 

If you don’t want a Tesla, here’s a list of all electric cars in North America https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/07/electric-vehicles-for-sale-usa/ … via @cleantechnica by Elon Musk

 

Steve Wozniak doubts fully self-driving vehicles are ‘quite possible yet’ by Malcolm Owen

One issue raised by the Apple co-founder is that the transport infrastructure itself isn’t produced with such vehicles in mind. Roads are built by imperfect humans who are “not as good as nature and mathematics, and even evolution.”

 

It’s OFFICIAL: EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics by EEB

The final measures adopted include:
– Bans on several single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery and expanded polystyrene food containers and beverage cups
– Ensuring manufacturers pay for waste management and clean-up of several single-use plastic items, including cigarette butts and fishing gear
– Ensuring all beverage bottles are produced from 25% recycled content by 2025

 

Bjarke Ingels: Creating a New Definition of Sustainable Architecture by Oshin

What Bjarke Ingels did for a building in Shenzhen, which had a subtropical climate, was maximize views and daylight and minimize thermal exposure and glare. Glass is very common in Shenzhen but it’s actually quite bad in a tropical climate where shade it most needed. He recommended a pleated dress-like facade to block out the sunlight from the south while the north is completely open.

 

Climate Change by United Nations

Given current concentrations and ongoing emissions of greenhouse gases, it is likely that the end of this century that global mean temperature will continue to rise above the pre-industrial leve. The world’s oceans will warm and ice melt will continue. Average sea level rise is predicted to be 24–30 cm by 2065 and 40–63 cm by 2100 relative to the reference period of 1986–2005. Most aspects of climate change will persist for many centuries, even if emissions are stopped.

 

The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits by Milton Freedman

The businessmen believe that they are defending free enterprise when they declaim that business is not concerned “merely” with profit but also with promoting desirable “social” ends; that business has a “social conscience” and takes seriously its responsibilities for providing employment, eliminating discrimination, avoiding pollution and whatever else may be the catchwords of the contemporary crop of reformers. In fact they are – or would be if they or anyone else took them seriously –preaching pure and unadulterated socialism. Businessmen who talk this way are unwitting puppets of the intellectual forces that have been undermining the basis of a free society these past decades.