geologic phenomena

its naive to analyse capitalism in terms of political economy. capitalism is a machine which works in assemblage with instrumental rationality to assimilate all planetary matter into its operation. it functions well beyond human social systems - it’s a geological, cosmic phenomenon.

the problem with human-scale, human-oriented politics is that they only respond to the needs and agencies of a minority of the actants affected by technocapital. our tactics through/ against/ beyond capitalism need to be truly planetary if we’re every going to break out of technocapital security. 

trying to defeat capitalism while still maintaining the anthropocentric perception which let technocapital emerge in the first place is intrinsically a non-starter of a strategy. we need to be open to complicity with the radical outside of humanity. this whole planet needs to participate in the desecuritising of this whole planet. we (humans) need to accept that human agency might only be tertiary to this process. towards a communism of matter.

SEA LEVEL RISES FASTER THAN ESTIMATED

An international team of scientists has measured changes in sea level during the last 22 years with a new system that takes into account variations in the level of the crust and the impact of the tides. The results show that due to an error in the estimates made in the 90s, the sea level rise has accelerated more than previous estimates.

globally, the new work suggests that the average sea level rise from 1993 to mid-2014 is between 2.6 and 2.9 millimeters per year, compared with 3.2 previously calculated. Despite this reduction, “the rate of increase in recent years has almost doubled compared to that of most of the twentieth century,” say researchers.

The team explains this is because data systems via satellite, which have been used since 1993 did not take into account the variations caused by tides or vertical movements of the crust, which can be triggered by various earthquakes or other geological phenomena.