According to this interesting piece, school closings in response to the dreaded polar vortex demonstrate that “today we’re all wimps.”
Meanwhile, British cabinet member Owen Patterson recently urged the U.K. to buy more local food. Also recently, Whole Foods has offered $15 million in loans to local food producers. And, in this piece, the New York Times reports about a shift towards local flower growers/arrangers.
Lastly, this article describes some trends in satellite imagery. It concludes by raising questions as to what can be expected when these trends give corporations “access to the same global quasi-omniscience as the world’s powerful governments.”