Quantifying national responsibility for climate breakdown

 

Interpretation : These figures indicate that high-income countries have a greater degree of responsibility for climate damages than previous methods have implied. These results offer a just framework for attributing national responsibility for excess emissions, and a guide for determining national liability for damages related to climate change, consistent with the principles of planetary boundaries and equal access to atmospheric commons.

thanks to @jasonhickel

La Via Campesina North America

This powerful exposé of United Nations Food Systems Summit shows how UN Secretary General António Guterres is consolidating a corporate takeover of the UN system, through partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and billionaires behind the ‘Great Reset’. La Via Campesina North America and journalist Camila Escalante unveil the role of megaphilanthropy and even his royal highness Prince Charles in trying to displace peasant agriculture. Following the stunning failure of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), its president, Agnes Kalibata, was repurposed to head the Summit. On September 23rd, the Summit will occur virtually and without the participation of LVC, as peasant organizations and popular movements across the world reject corporate control over food governance. Only redistributive land reform, agroecology, and food sovereignty can ensure healthy and just food systems for all, as stated in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants.

four kayas

upper : sambhogakaya    |    pencil, watercolour, acrylic
lower : dharmakaya    |    pencil, watercolour, acrylic
sheet : Fabriano    |    27 5/8 x 24 [ inches ]
upper : nirmanakaya    |    pencil, watercolour
lower : svabhavikakaya    |    pencil, watercolour
sheet : Fabriano    |    27 5/8 x 24 [ inches ]

Dhamek Stupa

  • The Dhamek Stupa was built in 500 CE to replace an earlier structure commissioned by the great Mauryan king Ashoka in 249 BCE, along with several other monuments, to commemorate the Buddha’s activities in this location. It is located at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Supa has a height of 43.6 meters and a diameter of 28 meters
  • facade detail

studies for SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) and SO(10) x U(1)

upper : SO(10) x U(1)    |    pencil, acrylic
lower : SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1)    |    pencil, watercolour, pastel
sheet : Arches    |    26 x 24 [ inches ]
upper : SO(10) x U(1)    |    pencil, acrylic
lower : SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1)    |    pencil, watercolour, pastel
sheet : Arches    |    26 x 24 [ inches ]
upper : SO(10) x U(1)    |    pencil, acrylic
lower : SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1)    |    pencil, watercolour, pastel
sheet : Arches    |    26 x 24 [ inches ]
upper : SO(10) x U(1)    |    pencil, acrylic
lower : SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1)    |    pencil, watercolour, pastel
sheet : Arches    |    26 x 24 [ inches ]

Analysis of the Middle and the Extremes

English translation of the text Analysis of the Middle and the Extremes. From the Chinese translation of the Madhyāntavibhāga-bhāṣya from Sanskrit by Xuanzang 玄奘 (602–664). Part of the BDK English Tripiṭaka Series.

Xuanzang’s disciple Ji 基 (632–682, also known as Kuiji 窺基), gives the following explanation in his commentary on this work:

Nine hundred years after the Buddha passed away, the bodhisattva Asaṅga was born into the world. He went to Maitreya to request a teaching on the great śāstra, the circumstances of which are as explained elsewhere. Maitreya taught the verses (kārikā) of this śāstra, called the “Verses Analyzing the Middle and Extremes,” which Asaṅga received and subsequently passed onto Vasubandhu to have them explained in detail. Hence, this prose was produced by Vasubandhu, called Śāstra Analyzing the Middle and Extremes (Madhyānta- vibhāga-bhāṣya).

 

Nur Jahan Begum

Nur Jahan Begum (Shah Jahan’s wife)    |    199 x 122 mm   |    Mughal    |    c.1760-80
Inscribed beneath in Persian: Nur Jahan Begum (Shah Jahan’s wife).
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London