Starting my morning with cancer meds, in leg brace, on crutches: you know what? thanks to all of you all and the welfare state for keeping me alive, for keeping me going, for lifting me up.
So, yep.
"We have it in us to be forces for creation, reparation and protection. We can save each other, and be saved by each other."
jksteinberger.medium.com/the-bear-the-t…
Right, so I should add:
1. the cancer is 5 years gone, but the meds are forever. Thanks to the NHS for saving my life!
2. the knee thing is from the bad ski jump that keeps on giving (from last year). I'm fine and recovering and this was hopefully the last surgery.
ALL IS FINE!
Hooray for healthcare was my basic point! Don't worry about me, worry about people in India. This link has lots of fundraisers. Solidarity is a good way to start any week.
mutualaidindia.com

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30 Apr
Prof. Steve Chu, Nobel Prize in physics, former US secretary of Energy, is a degrowther! Woot!
"You have to design an economy based on no growth or even shrinking growth," he said, arguing "prosperity" could be maintained even if that approach was adopted.
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Fun fact, back when I was a PhD student, I was in the same field as Steve Chu got his Nobel Prize (trapping and cooling atoms), so I knew him VERY peripherally. He was widely known to be super smart, super unassuming, just extremely intelligent and lovely. 😍
HT @anlomedad for finding the video of the actual interview. It turns out the "prosperity" part of the quote relates to population rather than economic growth. Twitter is bad at error correction: not sure if I should delete above, or leave w/ response. 🤦‍♀️
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1. I am a breast cancer survivor, because *every time* I told a GP I felt a lump, they immediately referred me for a mammogram.
2. I am white.

The fact that the previous two sentences are connected should be a matter of horror and shame for everyone, especially doctors.
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Taking more than you need is taking from others. Always.
And no this is not about personal lifestyles or shaming people for having nice things they love. It's about this mindset of constant more.
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I have never heard a SINGLE climate scientist working on mitigation saying we are missing technology, let alone a made up number like 45% of technology. I have heard ALL OF them say we lack the political will to act immediately, which we need to do, with all the tech we have.
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There is always more work to be done, fine. There is always more to work towards, clouds in every silver lining. That doesn't mean that we don't get to celebrate shifting the state of the world from time to time. This is one of those times.
Everyone gets to celebrate except William Nordhaus, lol.
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