Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Tuesday 27 February, 02007

We are centuries too late

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:39 am

Poetry events coming up: Newtown Spoken Word this Friday at the N-town Community Centre, co-hosted by Wellington’s own Bel; and Howltearoa next Monday at Southern Cross Bar.

Also, what a date today! All 0s 2s and 7s!

Monday 26 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:33 am

Kids, the internet and the end of privacy [via Dan S]
A Sarah McLachlan music video about money [YT]

Friday 23 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:30 am

Pro-life, pro-choice: anti-social
Trouble with carbon offsetting

Thursday 22 February, 02007

We are accidents waiting to happen

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:57 pm

Write a letter; change the world: last Sunday of every month at 16 Russell Tce

Wednesday 21 February, 02007


by kathy @ 5:07 pm

I’m supposed to be writing another dvd review now (since I’ve watched about 20 since the last one) but instead I thought I’d ask for some help. I’m about to embark on organising a community clothes swap. That’s where everyone who wants to brings their unwanted clothes (and possibly household bits and pieces/cds etc) and pays a small donation to get in and then fossicks round and takes whatever they like from the other people. Sort of like a garage sale, but less money changing hands. It sounds more complicated than it is, just like at a normal garage sale once you get past the initial weirdness of rifeling through peoples goods it’s just lovely. What I want help with is a good cause to donate the proceeds to. So far am thinking a) mary potter hospice b) kathy needs to buy a bed fund or c) samaratains wellington. What say you?

2.30pm haiku

by Matthew Bartlett @ 4:34 pm

through the open window
of that Chinese restaurant
one white feather

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:06 am

Discussion in parliament about Helen Clark’s carbon neutrality goal

Monday 19 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:21 am

A really nice interview with Rodney Stark (reposted from a while back)

Saturday 17 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:43 am

Summary of Sir Harry Kroto’s talk Science, Society and Sustainability, given this past Thursday at the St James: “religion is very bad, philosophy is useless, politicians are evil, science is good, scientists are very good, scientists with a faith (except Buddhism) are schizophrenic, reason is good, doubt is good, we’re running out of oil, climate change might be anthropogenic, more and better science will solve our problems.”

Isaiah 2:2–5 is part of the Saturday morning service in the NZPB. It’s the swords & plowshears bit. Reading it I thought the church is the people who are walking in the light of the peacemaking god who let us kill him so that we wouldn’t have to kill each other any more.

Friday 16 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:35 am

Paul Graham on wisdom v. intelligence
The Living Machine

Who’s the wisest person you know?

In Educating for a Sustainable Future [55MB mp3], David Orr says: “we ought to begin pricing non-renewable fuels at the same rate as the cheapest renewable substitute.”

Thursday 15 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:24 am

Government to favour sustainably produced goods and services
Environmental Choice-ticked products (very short list)
Hunter Lovins talks to ABC about natural capitalism [23MB mp3]

Natural capitalism means businesses a. using resources heaps more productively and eliminating waste, b. altering production methods to imitate nature (e.g. spider make stronger-than-kevlar webs at room temperature sans vats of sulphuric acid), c. become restorative rather than extractive of natural capital. Yeah!

Wednesday 14 February, 02007

No massive transfusions of trust

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:49 am

Restoring mine-polluted streams in Pennsylvania
Suggestions for submissions on the Regional Land Transport Strategy (due Friday)
Audio and video from the Great Blend last Thursday
Futures Thinking Aotearoa event next Wednesday 12.15–1.30pm

Tuesday 13 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:08 am

Rainbow Gathering #7 begins 4 March in Northland
Paul Graham on art

Is intellectual property a kind of colonialism?

Monday 12 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 6:49 pm

Installation art I approve of

Sunday 11 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:13 pm

Recent Kim Stanley Robinson interview

The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) summary rundown: human-caused climate change is very likely to be already detectable; the world is very likely warmer than any time in the last 1300 years; the world will warm by 1.8–6.4 degrees C this century, and sea will rise between half a foot and two feet, not counting any of the sorts of effects mentioned here last month
… and more at wikipedia