Global Warming Reader App,
littlejamesw at mac.com
Tue Feb 2 11:45:33 EST 2016
Could someone test the Windows version of the Global Warming Reader. Updated Windows & Mac desktop versions are at:
I’ve posted the livecode source code at: http://globalwarmingapps.org/source-code.html
Pardon a few basic questions: Can a user open this Livecode file in a Community version, though it was developed in an Indy version?
To make this available to a Windows user, I assume that I would need to duplicate this program on a Windows machine. Correct?
I could use some up-votes on the MIT Climate CoLab site (you must register first, which takes 30 seconds):
We need informed, trusted messengers, who can talk with family, friends, neighbors about the solutions to climate change and who can correct misinformation. My hope is that Global Warming News Readers, developed at multiple sites around the world can create these trusted messengers and keep them informed.
“Sorry … but no one’s allowed to give up - our children and grandchildren will still be fighting this battle … “ as Dave Roberts has said.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
“So in Paris, the UN has finally delivered. Now it’s up to the nations, companies, civil society and all our institutions - from universities, churches, hospitals, service agencies and local governments - to immediately and aggressively move this effort forward. If we sit back, Paris’ words will remain just that. Rather, we need to lean forward, to lead a nearly wartime mobilization of efforts to switch to clean energy, to transform our economies away from fossil fuels. Besides averting planetary-scale disaster for our species, the co-benefits of that transformation will be many, including the creation of great numbers of jobs, major benefits to public health and ecological systems, and greater international stability as we move away from the price volatility and political combustibility of fossil fuels. Paris may be an historic turning point in that effort.” Timmons Roberts
“…The best way to … improve civilization’s future prospects is for civil society all over the world - climate justice advocates, community and religious leaders, business and financial executives - to push harder that ever to turn the noble but non-binding aspirations declared in Paris into rapid, concrete transformations of our energy, agriculture, consumerist, and other socioeconomic systems.” Mark Hertsgaard
My wife prefers the quote from the movie “The Martian”: we need “to science the shit out of this thing.” In reality, innovation will be one major part of the solution but we need thousands of interventions at an individual, local, national and international level. We need silver buckshot, not a silver bullet, to paraphrase Al Gore.
Thanks for any input.
On Jan 29, 2016, at 6:28 PM, James Little <littlejamesw at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> Thanks for your input.
> The current Global Warming Reader App consists of 2 lists of websites, organized by category (Activism, Communication, Denial, Economics, Global, Individual, National, News, Oceans, Solutions, Science, …). One list includes “All" the sites that I’ve found that I thought were useful. The second list is a selected list of what I thought were the “Best” sites. They can be launched in the user’s browser or in a widget browser within the app.
> The other component is a list of notes, organized by topic (Advocacy, BlogComments, Communication, Economics, Justice, Politics, Science, Solutions … ).
> The user can add or delete from either list of websites and can add or delete notes. Thus, they can customize the app to their locale and their particular interests. The website lists and notes are stored as arrays in custom properties of card 1 of the substack.
> I find this reader particularly useful for keeping up on news about global warming and for taking personal notes. I find it useful for writing comments about an on-line article and writing letters to editors. I try to look at the website under the category “News” of the “Best” list everyday and take notes from anything that looks particularly worthy. Once per week I try to look at all the websites in the “Best” list. Below are the websites under “News” in the “Best” list that I check daily:
> CascadiaClimatection.org … a calendar of climate change activism in the Seattle area
> CommonDreams.org/climate/ … a news site with commentary by many well-known activists
> DailyClimate.org … a fairly complete news site, including editorials and op-eds from major newspapers
> Sightline.org/news/ … a news site for climate activism in the Pacific NW
> SkepticalScience.com … a more technical climate science focused news site
> TheGuardian.com/environment/ … environmental news with a UK focus
> So, this is a news reader app to keep up with the latest on global warming. Perhaps it’s a useful initial tool to develop in Livecode. It needs improvement. It still has bugs. The user interface can be improved. Perhaps there should be a way to share urls or notes between users via a server. Perhaps there are other features that we can consider. Perhaps others would like to start anew to develop a global warming new reader. I would like to support these efforts in whatever way I can, either by taking the lead or by assisting. I want to support any and all tools that we can develop in Livecode to address the challenges of climate change.
> Is it useful to list it as a project on the MIT Climate CoLab site under the Public Attitudes and Behaviors Workspace? My hope is that this will make it more publicly known and perhaps draw in some outsiders to Livecode. The more up votes that we get on the MIT Climate CoLab site, the more attention we will receive. I believe folks need to register and sign in to vote.
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