It is a sign of our power, and our criminal folly, that we can pollute the vast ocean and are doing so.

—Isaac Asimov

This Dig•Scape documents the hopeful remaining hopeful in seemingly hopeless circumstances of a 50-plus year repeat loop since the first Earth Day in 1970. Comfort, convenience, entertainment all conspire to derail all earnest efforts of change. Incremental change has not been enough to alter our downward spiral. 

Yet, despite everything gloomy, the activists, the engaged, with their pragmatic solutions, their revolutionary verve and paradigm-shifting tactics, remain aspirational in their efforts and vocations to affect change, hope beyond hopelessness.

Playlist

Tales From The Trash Stratum • Oneohtrix Point Never & Elizabeth Fraser
Climate Change Deniers • Stewart Lee
Nattura + Environmental Campaign • Bjork
Weather In August • Boreal Massif
Pollution • Earthikal Towa Sound System vs Dread Rocker
Environmental Dialogue [Pauline Oliveros] • Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello
Testifying before Congress in 1985 on climate change • Carl Sagan
Im Regen • Cyrill Schläpfer
If Trees Could Talk • Gary Snyder
Dear Future Generations: Sorry • Prince Ea
Wave Music III – 60 Clarinets and a Boat • Charlie Morrow
The Underground • Curtis Mayfield
The Warnings part I [Earth Rot] • David Axelrod
Me & New Jersey • b/art
Mercy Mercy Me • Marvin Gaye
Pollution • Bo Diddley
Mermaid dub • Riot vs Ego
Corner Of My Sky • Kelly Lee Owens & John Cale
The Miner • Filastine & Nova Ruth
Pollution Poem • Rik Mayall
Songs of the Coal Mines • Merle Travis
Working in a Coal Mine • Lee Dorsey
Dust Pneumonia Blues • Woody Guthrie
Dust Pneumonia Blues • Mark Lanegan
Committed To Life • Asian Dub Foundation + Assata Shakur [Black Panther]
Apologize to the Future • Chris Korda
Emergency Supply Kit • Weace & Black Sifichi
You Say Millionaire Like Its a Good Thing • Guante & Ganzobean
Lluvia • Jefferson Lembeye
The Impact • Cerrone + Jane Goodall

Sources

I went to my FIRST protest | What happened when we turned up to Shells meeting in London / Friends of the Earth UK / How the rich wreck the climate / Celebrities Criticized For Private Jet CO2 Emissions / Capitalism Is Destroying Us / The Mystery Of 536 AD: The Worst Climate Disaster In History / Weather forecasters increasingly address climate change / Mod World And Pollution| Laugh-In / Climate Change and Greta Thunberg| Will Franken / “Mining The Blue Mountains” documentary trailer / Bits: The Cost to Fill World’s Largest SuperYacht with Fuel / How The Rich Are Dealing With Coronavirus / “Carbon Billionaires”: Oxfam Calls for Taxing Rich / Oxfam Report: How responsible are the world’s rich people for carbon emissions? / Writers Uncensored: Gary Snyder If Trees Could Talk

Bo Diddley / Chris Korda / Jefferson Lembeye / Guante & Ganzobean / Woody Guthrie / Mark Lanegan / Prince Ea / Earthikal Towa Sound System vs Dread Rocker / Oneohtrix Point Never / Elizabeth Fraser / Curtis Mayfield / Will Franken / Asian Dub Foundation / Assata Shakur / Filastine / Marvin Gaye / Kelly Lee Owens / John Cale / David Axelrod / Charlie Morrow / Boreal Massif / Pauline Oliveros / Rik Mayall / Bjork  / Cerrone + Jane Goodall / Weace / Black Sifichi / Stewart Lee / Carl Sagan / Merle Travis / Lee Dorsey / Riot / Cyrill Schläpfer / Bob Ross

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