Climate reports within the USA

If you scanned the websites of two of the world’s most read newspapers on October 7, 2018, you might have feared the end of the world was near. A headline in The New York Times said: “Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 …

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Sea levels rising

By the end of the century, that figure could balloon to hundreds of trillions of dollars worldwide in the worst-case sea-level-rise scenarios, a truly daunting prospect that climate scientist James Hansen has characterized as “the loss of all coastal cities, most of the world’s largest cities, and all of …

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incarterated

In response to the situation that hooks describes, this book focuses on the lives of African American women. Their views on important social issues are considered significant and authoritative, particularly as they are informed by the women’s direct experiences within U.S. society and the U.S. criminal justice …

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What Lies Behind a Smile

A smile is a sign of welcome that is known all around the world. It is the one gesture that is instantly recognized everywhere. In addition, smiling is good for you. A smile, even a forced smile, makes you feel better. Smiles release endorphins, seratonin, and natural pain killers, which …

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Becoming Manipulated

When some of us think about manipulation we have visions of clever politicians and strategists plotting our control. We imagine the personal effects of manipulation but we almost always attribute the manipulative plot to some faceless, clandestine, monolithic secret state organisation such as the KGB, CIA or MI6 etc.

In …

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Camping Ethics

The only way beautiful, pristine areas will remain accessible to the record number of people who want an outdoor experience is to take steps to reduce recreational impact on the environment. This is a matter of taking personal responsibility for your own actions. The following guidelines should not be considered …

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How Real is Luck?

A lot of life makes sense only when you look at events in the rearview mirror; we tend to connect the dots in hindsight. When we do so, we often turn random life choices and chance happenings into a convincing and logical story that we tell others. Which one of …

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Education for the Information Age

When Shakespeare describes a schoolboy lugging his burden, these five-hundred-year-old lines require no footnotes. The ways in which we civilize children are very conservative indeed.

“Learning” is not the center of school life. Elementary schools are socializing institutions. They teach children to behave in civilized groups. As a kid, you …

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Learning Linear Perspective

How important is it to learn linear perspective? Computers can calculate perspective angles and create a drawing for us, so what need is there to learn it traditionally?

To begin with, pencils and paper are not going away soon. The freedom and spontaneity of mark-making, the tactile quality of a …

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