How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/disneyland-yippies-1970

On August 6, 1970, Disneyland abruptly shut down about five hours early. Around 30,000 visitors were kicked out of the park, and it wasn’t due to a national crisis. The motivating factor was a group of about 300 young “Yippies,” who entered the park with grand plans of capturing Tom Sawyer Island, liberating Minnie Mouse, and cooking Porky Pig (who is not even a Disney character).

Geoengineering: Journey into geopoetry

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v526/n7571/full/526038a.html

Review: The Planet Remade, by Oliver Morton. Climate crisis cannot be solved, but could be managed.

His hope is embodied in the beauty of elegant engineering and joy in a world of thriving life: “a reimagining of how humans and nature can intermingle, a new consciousness of what can be done for the planet rather than a blind deference to what are claimed to be its limits”. He sees the future as creating “a we … that can set a better course”.

The Bank of England printed a flirtatious lie on its new Jane Austen banknote

https://qz.com/1032117/janeausten200-jane-austen-is-on-the-new-uk-banknote/

The Bank based its design on an 1870 etching based on a purportedly more realistic portrait of Austen drawn by her sister Cassandra. The unfinished pencil-and-watercolor sketch currently displayed at London’s National Portrait Gallery depicts Austen with bags under her eyes, a pointy nose and a receding chin.

However, the portrait that’s been printed on millions of banknotes shows a prettier version, with Austen’s features softened and idealized.