If there wasn’t twitter, would we have solved climate change by now? Might we at least have got round to thinking about solving climate change? Would Ol have had more sleep?

Sure, loads of important eco connections and organising and other useful stuff have happened via the site, but so too has a prodigious amount of titting about (trust us, we know of what we speak) let alone all the hate and bile and BS and conspiracy that sustains it.

Do climate-y people need to ‘win’ twitter to make progress? Or is fighting online the problem, regardless of ‘side’, when we’re crying out for a bit of peace, love and understanding? And does Elon’s free speech crusade mean climate denial is re-invigorated?

What with Musk’s Truss-like flair for calm, competent leadership, these questions might be moot pretty soon, so you’d better get on and listen to this, a very macro-length episode about micro-blogging.

As mentioned in the show, ‘Stand Out of Our Light’ by James Williams is a must read on the moral and political imperative of “liberating human attention from the forces of intelligent persuasion”.

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