Dank memes for disturbing times In these trying times, haven’t we found some solace in memes, GIFs, reels and TikToks? In a way, where we are now with the internet is the golden age of self-expression. There are multiple, new digital art forms taking shape, then changing into something else at lightspeed.
It’s time to help the bees, here’s how The first thing is to be aware that the bees are in danger. The second thing is to learn more. The third thing is to take action. If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left.… Continue reading How to help the bees
Carbon zero is when we emit, or cause to be emitted, no additional carbon dioxide, CO2, into the atmosphere (besides from breathing!). AKA carbon neutrality and net-zero. A carbon zero economy is when sustainability is at the heart of everything: power, industry, agriculture, transportation, your daily life. Imagine a world where all cars are solar-powered,… Continue reading What does carbon zero mean for my future?
The Global Goals are not luxurious No poverty or hunger. Human beings literally not starving to death in certain parts of the world. Clean water. A toilet. These are not lofty or utopian goals. These are things that should already be. And the UN Global Goals are all about giving everybody on Earth equal rights.… Continue reading How you can help achieve all 17 UN Global Goals and make a better world
Just stop buying shit! We are in danger of being buried under the mountains of crappy stuff we buy online Just stop buying shit. If the virus doesn’t get you, the climate crisis will! And guess what? You can buy a ton of stuff that will lull you into a false sense of security. Let… Continue reading Just stop making Jeff Bezos even richer, seriously
XPRIZE Carbon Removal prize details announced Hempoffset, our project to plant one billion acres with hemp, and absorb up to 10 Gigatons of CO2 from the air each year, sounds like a surefire winner! Even better, the hemp crops will be made into hempcrete, a high spec, sustainable building material, and we will build a… Continue reading Hempoffset can win Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon XPRIZE and stop climate change!
Scientists sound the alarm (again!) in a new report in Frontiers in Conservation Science Solutions to climate change must be devised and implemented fast, if we’re to have any hope of a decent future for our species and our planet. A team of 17 scientists has published a sobering report, titled Underestimating the Challenges of… Continue reading Solutions to climate change: How to avoid a ‘ghastly future’ for humanity
As if we didn’t need any more reminding, the world is getting hotter 2020 joins 2016 as the joint hottest year on Earth on record. With alarming heatwaves, forest fires and a record 29 tropical storms in the Atlantic, the average global temperature was 1.25C above the pre-industrial temperature (1850-1900). We are inching ever-closer to… Continue reading The heat is on! 2020 was the joint-hottest year ever!
Paris Climate Agreement, 5 years on Solutions to climate change seemed impossible not too long ago. And, 5 years on from the Paris Climate Agreement, it’s easy to feel pessimistic. But we are always ‘glass full’ people here (water + air), so here are 3 reasons to feel cheerful about the climate, with a grateful… Continue reading Solutions to climate change – 3 reasons to be cheerful
Everything is better after America fired Trump, a vaccine was announced, and our dog Sadie got a little puppy pal, Archie It’s been quite the roller coaster these past days! Or ‘end times’ as lots of Christian folks are calling November 2020. But, how could this be the biblical End of Days, when we have… Continue reading Three reasons to believe in a better world: US election, vaccine, puppies Sadie and Archie
David Attenborough and his emotional call to action David Attenborough has got to be one of the most-loved people in the world, and he’s part of the fabric of our lives. So his new Netflix film, A Life on Our Planet, comes at just the right time. Just when we think we’re finished, Attenborough delivers… Continue reading David Attenborough has a must-watch film on Netflix, A Life on Our Planet
We need you to do us a favor, and help fix the world We believe in surveys, as they are a valuable tool to learn about how we can get people to work together to help fix the world. Your opinion really matters to us. Your opinion can make a difference.
2020 is unforgettable, so grab this souvenir Covid-19 t-shirt Great for yourself, or for someone you love, this exclusive design Covid-19 t-shirt is available only to Readathriller readers. A unique memento of an unforgettable year, grab yours now so you can help to influence a positive outcome to 2020. Available in black or white. Text… Continue reading Awesome Covid-19 t-shirt design for women, for men
Do us a favor by taking our short shopping survey We need to work together with you, and our partners all over the world, to build the next-generation, sustainable living ecommerce experience. The first step is understanding what we all want and need, and what will make it easier for us to stop climate change.… Continue reading How to do us a BIG favor: Take our 60-second shopping survey now
Give the gift that never stops giving, a gift card for sustainable living products and exclusive branded items from our store Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Readathriller gift card, for €10, €25, €50 or €100, so they can buy what they… Continue reading Sustainable gift card, share the love with this unique gift
Nationalism and nostalgia are evolutionary dead ends One positive from the pandemic struck me today. We’ve changed. We are focused on the future, the promise of a vaccine, the chance to enjoy and appreciate the things we took for granted just months ago. Think back, think about Trump and his MAGA desire to return to… Continue reading How to build Utopia: Goodbye nostalgia, hello future!
Time to switch to bamboo toothbrushes Bamboo toothbrushes are awesome. They feel much more pleasant and natural in your mouth, they help sustain jobs in many interesting places, you can easily write your name on them, and they biodegrade completely after use! From the UN Global Goals: Did you know that 1 billion toothbrushes are… Continue reading How to start saving the world with one bamboo toothbrush
Manifesto and call-to-arms to prevent a dystopia in which humans become unnecessary, or serve machines This Manifesto is about defining a simple, clear and direct set of rules for the people and companies that construct artificial intelligence, algorithms and technology. This Manifesto aims to prevent a dystopia where: humans are governed by AI and algorithms;… Continue reading Urgent manifesto for human resistance to AI, algorithms and tech domination, #ResistAI
Bottled water market worth $305 billion a year Think about how heavy water is. Now imagine the amount of energy that must be used in transporting it from source to your home. Our bottled water often comes from halfway around the world. And it’s expensive. But what about the mains taps in our homes? How… Continue reading Purer tap water can cut our bottled water obsession
The world is sliding to hell in a handbasket and it can often seem overwhelming. Well, fear not. The time to start taking action to save the planet is now. Learn to take the spectre of imminent catastrophe in your stride by making a decisive difference. Arm yourself with these actions and be the hero…… Continue reading How to save the planet – Top 5 things you can do in 2021
Meat CO2 calculator for you to use and benefit from today. It’s so easy to make a small change to your lifestyle that can make a huge difference to climate change. Just commit to replacing a number of meaty meals every week with a vegetarian or vegan option, and the benefits soon add up. A… Continue reading Where’s the beef? Meat meal CO2 footprint calculator tool