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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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Gina Panighetti's curator insight, August 4, 4:48 PM

Example of "access", or lack thereof, for North America unit.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:51 AM

APHG-U2 & U6

Roman Mirando's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

I do not want to use public bathrooms in the first place but this makes me want to not use them more. It is frightening that three children die every minute because of poor sanitation. Also, 1.5 million children die every year because of poor sanitation. These facts are so horrific and now I am going to make sure I am sanitized.

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What is a bugout truck and what should it be?

What is a bugout truck and what should it be? | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

What is the best type of bugout truck? What is necessary in it and what don't you really want. A bugout truck is a great survival tool!


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A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.

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Samantha Johns's curator insight, October 24, 10:06 AM

I think that the amount of corn we produce in america is ridiculous.  It would be one thing if the corn we grew was edible but we can not even eat this corn without adding so much other junk in it  to cover up its unpleasantness.  This corn has to be unhealthy if we only eat it with other chemicals and dies and sweeteners in it. 

Rachael Johns's curator insight, October 24, 10:17 AM

The corn we are growing is not helping world hunger but is making the world more unhealthy. Most the corn that we grow is either going to be used as sweeteners or as feed for cows. When we feed this to the cows it is literally killing the cows that WE eat.

Nolan Walters's curator insight, Today, 11:29 AM

Most of the corn is not even going to us. Most of it goes to the animals, who eat it (which is cheaper than grass), which fatten them up for slaughter for humans.  Corn also gets turned into Corn Syrup, which fattens us.  The Corn industry is mostly to fatten up animals for meat for us humans in MDCs. 

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Feeding the Whole World

"Louise Fresco argues that a smart approach to large-scale, industrial farming and food production will feed our planet's incoming population of nine billion. Only foods like (the scorned) supermarket white bread, she says, will nourish on a global scale."


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, October 19, 12:07 PM

Feed The World ...

dilaycock's curator insight, October 19, 6:45 PM

Fresco argues that we tend to see "home-made" agriculture as a thing of beauty, whereas the reality is that many small scale farmers struggle and live a subsistence lifestyle. The adoration of small-scale farming, notes Fresco, is a luxury to those who can afford it. Large-scale production has increased the availability and affordability of food. Food production should be given as high a priority as climate change and sustainability, and we should seriously consider ways in which land can be used as a multi-purpose space that includes agriculture.

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, October 24, 10:55 AM

Louise Fresco speaks of local food production and small scale control

and the entire food nework

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The Greatest Invention?

"What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 11, 3:58 PM

What one invention has made the greatest difference in the lives of people all around the world?  The case can be made for the washing machine; it has been a major tool in transforming the lives of women and restructuring gender roles in industrialized societies. 


Tags: gapminder, poverty gendertechnology, industry, development, TED.

Kelli Jones's curator insight, October 19, 5:41 PM

I think that it is really interesting how something that almost everybody in todays society has and uses and doesn't really think about, can be described as a "miracle" to some people.

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Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola

Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Why knowing where countries are in Africa matters for how the rest of the world thinks about Ebola.

 

Cultural and media norms that often refer to Africa as one entity rather than an 11.7 million-square-mile land mass comprised of 54 countries and over 1.1 billion people who speak over 2,000 different languages.  This cultural confusion means that, when a dangerous virus like Ebola breaks out, Americans who are used to referring to “Africa” as one entity may make mistakes in understanding just how big of a threat Ebola actually is, who might have been exposed to it, and what the likelihood of an individual contracting it might be.  This Ebola outbreak is wreaking havoc on African economies beyond the three most heavily affected by Ebola, and that damage is completely avoidable. The East and Southern African safari industry provides a good example. Bookings for safaris there — including for the famed Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania — have plummeted due to the Ebola outbreak. These actions are based in fear, not reality.

 

Tags: Ebola, medical, diffusion, Africa, regions, perspective.


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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 10:37 AM

Great current classroom discussion aide!

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, October 16, 11:36 AM

With this week new Ebola outbreak on US soil, one might think that the entire African Continent is infected with the disease. In actuality, in order to understand the Ebola outbreak in some countries in West Africa, one must first understand the map of Africa and the diversity and square miles that make up the continent. While we are concerned about the virus entering our homeland, those in South Africa and bordering countries are equally concerned about the spread of this deadly disease in their land. Just because we are miles away from the heart of the outbreak, those living on the continent are equally afraid for their life as we are here.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, October 23, 12:35 PM

Just a few days ago, another student in one of my classes referred to Africa as a country and not a continent. After my professor cringed and corrected the student, she explained how unfortunately, she has to make that correction more often than you would thing. Many people do not realize the size of Africa, and that some places in Africa are further from the illness than part of Europe. Media headlines such as “Ebola Crisis in Africa” can create mass hysteria and further create judgment and discrimination towards the continent. South Africa is different from Sierra Leone which is different from Madagascar which is different from Egypt. By grouping all of these places together under one ignorantly used continent name, people are less likely to understand where Ebola really is, and why it is there. The irony shown by the college in Texas denying entry to a Nigerian citizen just proves the kind of fear mongering and misunderstanding that the Americans wallow in due to lack of geographical knowledge and lack of concern towards anything other than their own home. 

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When dictators disappear rumors abound, and so it is with Kim Jong-un

When dictators disappear rumors abound, and so it is with Kim Jong-un | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"Those who owe their position to despotic leaders cling to their influence by keeping them operating – perhaps past death."  


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 11, 2:12 PM

Kim Jong-un has not been seen for over five weeks now, even missing the 69th anniversary of the Worker's Party. The official governmental explanation is that he is healing, but everything coming out of Pyongyang is shrouded in mystery.  Some think he may have died or that he has been overthrown or fled after an unsuccessful coup attempt.  This might be a trick, but the longer he remains out of the public eye, the speculation will continue as to who is really in charge of North Korea's nuclear arsenal.     


Tags: North Korea, political, East Asia, geopolitics.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 14, 4:25 AM

Dictators and their legacy

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Bushmaster Survival Knife: A Good General Use Knife - Best Survival Knife Dude

Bushmaster Survival Knife: A Good General Use Knife - Best Survival Knife Dude | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
The Bushmaster Survival Knife is highly recommended for those in need of a good general use knife who don't want to break the bank.

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, April 30, 12:29 AM

That's a really cool knife.

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Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age

Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"It has taken between 50-300 million years to form, and yet we have managed to burn roughly half of all global oil reserves in merely 125 years or so."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 1:18 PM

Many who research natural resources and their production believe in peak oil.  Peak oil is defined as the maximum rate of the production of oil in any area under consideration, recognizing that it is a finite natural resource, subject to depletion.  In essence, oil will run out some day because it is a non-renewable resources; so oil production will peak, and then permanently decline.  Some are skeptical of these claims and feel that the oil industry is in a much stronger position than peak oil proponents suggest.


Tagsenergy, resources, environment, environment modifyclimate change, political ecology.

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, October 8, 1:47 PM

the fact that oil is doomed is not such a bad thing perhaps fracking but I believe that solar energy is the way of the future

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 14, 4:28 AM

Peak Oil: The End of the Oil Age

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Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
A new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world offers more evidence that the brunt of climate change will not be borne equally.

 

More than a quarter of Vietnam’s residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century.  Globally, eight of the 10 large countries most at risk are in Asia.  These figures are the result of a new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world, conducted by Climate Central and based on more detailed sea-level data than has previously been available.  The analysis offers more evidence that the countries emitting the most carbon aren’t necessarily the ones that will bear the brunt of climate change.  

 

Tags: Southeast Asia, water, disasters, urban ecology, coastal, climate change. 


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Garry Rogers's curator insight, October 9, 2:18 PM

The cost of these and other consequences of global warming will not be born by the few growing rich on the industries causing the problems. The cost will be born by the people working to produce the profit.

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, October 10, 10:03 AM

Fascinating study on the flood impact of climate change

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In Flood-Prone New Orleans, an Architect Makes Water His Ally | Yale Environment 360

In Flood-Prone New Orleans, an Architect Makes Water His Ally | Yale Environment 360 | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

No city in the United States faces as grave a threat from flooding, hurricanes, and rising seas as New Orleans, part of which lies below sea level. But New Orleans architect David Waggonner and his associates, learning lessons from the Dutch, have proposed a revolutionary vision for New Orleans that seeks to make an asset of the water that surrounds the city, remaking unsightly canals into an important and scenic part of the landscape and mimicking nature to store rainfall.

 

Waggoner’s firm has been chosen to help develop a Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, a first step in what could be a multi-billion dollar project to redesign the ways in which the region co-exists with water. “To sustain the city in this difficult site in an era of rising seas and more extreme weather, we must convert our necessities into niceties, into desirable places that connect with people and culture,” Waggonner told Yale Environment 360.

 

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Ebola easier to stop now than later

Help must come within weeks, or Ebola will require unimaginable resources. Data sources: http://nej.md/1wS4zeN & http://reliefweb.int/disaster/ep-2014-000041...

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 6, 12:36 PM

unit 1 diffusion!

Michael Mazo's curator insight, October 6, 2:54 PM

Ebola has been a growing concern for some time now. With its origin in Africa to its spreading throughout the world, people have become increasingly worried about contracting Ebola. With the initial diagnosis of the first patient infected with Ebola in the US, the CDC has been working constantly to prevent further spread of this infectious disease. Not only has this raised medical concerns, but as soon as the Ebola outbreak has entered the United States Biotechnology stocks began to rise. With the help of devices and programs stemming from Biotechnology there is great hope for eradicating the disease once and for all. Even healthcare workers are hesitant upon working with infected individuals, so hopefully biotech will enter with a grand entrance by providing materials or machinery to help prevent these workers from getting Ebola.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, October 16, 11:46 AM

Although Ebola is a disease that can be stopped now, different measures need to be taken now. With the vaccines that were administered to the Ebola aid workers that were working in the site of the outbreak, mass production of that vaccine should be created and made available to those who are believed to be infected with this parasite.

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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"In a paper published Thursday in Science, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude that instead of leveling off in the second half of the 21st century, as the UN predicted less than a decade ago, the world's population will continue to grow beyond 2100."


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 27, 10:55 AM

NeoMalthusians will gloat over this. How much population can the earth support? Thank goodness we are thinking human beings and when faced with a challenge, we begin to problem solve. Time to get started!

Linda Rutledge Hudson's curator insight, September 29, 8:11 AM

I've been watching the numbers for some time and have felt, and told my students -- we would grow faster and more than previous predictions.  They have changed the #'s a few times.  This estimate seems more reasonable.

 

Caroline Ivy's curator insight, October 2, 10:57 PM

This unit focuses on immigration and population. This article shows the aftermath of both. 

 

The Earth's population is currently at about 7.1 billion people. By the time people of my generation are old and ailing, we'll be at about a 35% increase! We can't even feed ourselves now. How will we feed 11 Billion? 

 

Scientists stress the importance of education—especially women in developing countries—and believe the problem can be controlled and dealt with. 

 

There are many issues that are sure to come in the advancing years—regarding ethics, politics, human rights, of course—but there is no way to be sure. 

 

Buckle up, everyone. It's gonna be a bumpy ride. 

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California wildfire consumes multiple structures, more than 80,000 acres

California wildfire consumes multiple structures, more than 80,000 acres | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
(Reuters) – Ten houses and 22 outbuildings have been destroyed in a wildfire that swept through parts of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California over the past week and continues to burn, a fire official said on Sunday.

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Johnson & Johnson Commits $200 million to Speed Ebola Vaccine Development and Expand Production | Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Commits $200 million to Speed Ebola Vaccine Development and Expand Production | Johnson & Johnson | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

 

 Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that it has made a commitment of up to $200 million to accelerate and significantly expand the production of an Ebola vaccine program in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The company is closely collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as other key stakeholders, governments, and public health authorities on the clinical testing, development, production and distribution of the vaccine regimen.

 

The vaccine regimen, which was discovered in a collaborative research program with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), combines a Janssen preventative vaccine with a vaccine from Bavarian Nordic, a biotechnology company based in Denmark. This combination vaccine regimen has shown promising results in preclinical studies, and is now planned to be tested for safety and immunogenicity in healthy volunteers in Europe, the United States of America and Africa starting in early January. Janssen is targeting production of more than one million doses of the vaccine regimen in 2015, 250,000 of which are expected to be released for broad application in clinical trials by May 2015.

The regimen consists of two vaccine components that are based on AdVac® technology from Crucell Holland B.V., which is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, and the MVA-BN® technology from Bavarian Nordic. The research collaboration for a monovalent vaccine targeting the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus is part of an ongoing development program for a multivalent vaccine against other virus strains that cause disease in humans, including Ebola and Marburg viruses. 

As part of an overall commitment to advance innovations that address unmet medical needs worldwide, a team of dedicated experts has been assigned to focus on bringing this preventative vaccine to people in need. The commitment by Johnson & Johnson includes an equity investment in Bavarian Nordic to provide capital for the development, testing and production of Bavarian Nordic’s vaccine. Janssen will take the lead in funding and developing both components of the combination vaccine regimen.

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Krishan Maggon 's curator insight, October 22, 10:48 AM

J&J intends to produce 1 million doses of the new NIAID+Bavarian Nordic Ebola vaccine at Janssen R&D lab/plant.

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Join the Debate: 3D Printed Guns or Government Regulation? - Gizmodo

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Join the Debate: 3D Printed Guns or Government Regulation?

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Feeding Our Hungry Planet

"By 2050, the world's population will likely increase 35 percent. But is growing more food the only option—or even the best? National Geographic investigates the challenges and solutions to feeding everyone on our planet, based on an eight-month series in National Geographic magazine.  Visit http://natgeofood.com for ongoing coverage of food issues as we investigate the Future of Food today on World Food Day."

 

Tags: sustainability, agriculture, food production, unit 5 agriculture.


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Truthbehere2's curator insight, October 17, 10:30 AM

I think I might as well buy some land and plant my own huge garden for this crap coming up and have a fence around my yard too

Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 19, 8:53 AM

Population increase is just part of the story. How do we feed everyone? How will we provide for the needs of everyone?  Can the earth sustain the use of her resources and the impact of our growing needs and output. First we must eat. Can we learn to do that wisely? 

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What would happen if humans became extinct?


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 6, 4:37 PM

What would Earth be like if all humans suddenly disappeared? This question posed on the YouTube series Earth Unplugged, has many intriguing ecological and biogeographic ramifications that are worth considering to explore how systems are interconnected. 


Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, video.

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Problems, Principles & Preparation for Survival Gardening: Nutrition 5150w

You must prepare in advance for the kind of gardening required to live in a grid-down society. You must have a whole new approach, starting first with your a... http://zooperstuff.com/gardening/gardening/problems-principles-preparation-for-survival-gardening-nutrition-5150w/


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Ham Radio For Dummies, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook

Ham Radio For Dummies, 2nd Edition - PDF Free Download - Fox eBook | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Ham Radio For Dummies, 2nd Edition PDF Free Download, Reviews, Read Online, ISBN: 1118592115, By H. Ward Silver

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Table of Contents

 

Part I: Getting Started with Ham Radio
Chapter 1. Getting Acquainted with Ham Radio
Chapter 2. Getting a Handle on Ham Radio Technology
Chapter 3. Finding Other Hams. Your Support Group

 

Part II: Wading through the Licensing Process
Chapter 4. Figuring Out the Licensing System
Chapter 5. Studying for Your License
Chapter 6. Taking the Test
Chapter 7. Obtaining Your License and Call Sign

 

Part III: Hamming It Up
Chapter 8. Making Contact
Chapter 9. Casual Operating
Chapter 10. Operating with Intent
Chapter 11. Operating Specialties

 

Part IV: Building and Operating a Station That Works
Chapter 12. Getting on the Air
Chapter 13. Organizing Your Shack
Chapter 14. Housekeeping (Logs and QSLs)
Chapter 15. Hands-On Radio

 

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 16. Ten Secrets for Beginners
Chapter 17. Ten Secrets of the Masters
Chapter 18. Ten First-Station Tips
Chapter 19. Ten Easy Ways to Have Fun on the Radio

 

Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. The Best References

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Rethinking Agriculture

"Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. See other videos on this organization here."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 5, 10:55 AM

There has been a revitalization in urban gardening as many city dwellers feel disconnected from their food systems; urban gardening is a way for people to actively control what they are ingesting into their systems many fear some of the modern agricultural methods.  Based in Milwaukee, WI, Growing Power has created an interesting combination of vegetable gardening and aquaponics for the urban environment. 


Tags: food, agriculture, unit 5 agriculture.

Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, October 7, 10:48 AM

With the strong waves of urbanization that the United States has seen in the last 100 years it's interesting to note this desire to return to a rural connection while still maintaining the connection to the city. I can see this causing problems with zoning commissions in the future if too many people start trying to become urban famers. 

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How Ebola sped out of control

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The story behind the failure of the world's health organizations to stop the Ebola disaster.

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, October 7, 1:32 AM

is enough commitment shown by the developed countries, I dont think so.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 7, 4:24 AM

How Ebola sped out of control

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 7, 9:53 AM

unit 1

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Are There Any Regions of the Country That Will Escape Effects of Climate Change? | UCSUSA

Are There Any Regions of the Country That Will Escape Effects of Climate Change? | UCSUSA | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
My husband and I live in the American Southwest and are very concerned about its habitability in the future due to worsening drought and rising temperatures. We are especially concerned about where our children and grandchildren will be able to live and prosper. Are there any regions of the country that might emerge unscathed from the effects of climate change?

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, September 10, 11:26 AM

The short answer is "no."  Climatologist Jason Funk says no area of the country will be spared from major weather and ecological changes in the decades ahead.  Even in Hawaii, the impact of climate change will be "severe"--with fresh water being more difficult to find and sea rise threatening our marine ecosystem.  Hawaii's persistent drought is expected to continue, along with rising temperatures.  Erosion of beach areas is now being measured in inches per year, with Waikiki, Hapuna, and other recreational areas losing the most.  Hawaii Tourism Authority officials feel climate change will have a negative impact on many areas of the visitor industry--a prime driver of Hawaii's economy.  Funk says immediate action must be taken to mitigate the worst of these trends.  The facts are a bit grim--all we can do is reduce the human footprint where we can and hope for the best.  Aloha, Russ.

Russell Roberts's curator insight, October 3, 1:37 AM

The short answer is no.  Most of the mainland United States will experience rising sea levels, warmer temperatures, and prolonged drought.  These factors will impact negatively on crop and fruit production and lead to devastating forest fires and loss of habitat for many animal and plant species.  Jason Funk, the senior climatologist for the Climate and Energy Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists, says climate change will have a huge impact on Hawaii, including reduced supplies of fresh water and sea level changes which will "undermine the resource base Hawaiians depend on." Many areas of Hawaii Island are experiencing a severe, prolonged drought which will continue for the next several years.  Funk contends that unless the world controls carbon emissions and reduces consumption of resources, we are all headed to a warmer and most unpleasant future.  A very sobering thought.  We are our own worst enemy.  Aloha, Russ.

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Isis could become 'world’s first truly terrorist state' and bomb UK with nuclear and chemical weapons, Theresa May warns

Isis could become 'world’s first truly terrorist state' and bomb UK with nuclear and chemical weapons, Theresa May warns | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Isis could acquire nuclear and biological weapons to launch attacks on Britain, the Home Secretary warned today as she set out new measures to clamp down on extremist groups.

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Packing a Bugout Bag for Emergencies

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Leaving it to the last minute to pack for an emergency could be a fatal error. The time to pack for an emergency evacuation is when you have time to think what you really need. Forgetting something important could be the difference between comfort and misery.
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Top Hunting Dogs, Training Tips for Specific Hunting Breeds

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Top Hunting Dogs: Learn about the top hunting dogs and training tips for these specific breeds.

Pointer, Labrador Retriever,Coonhound,Brittany,German Short-Haired Pointer,,Beagle,Spanish Water Dog...


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