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CO2 and food: We can't sacrifice quality for quantity

CO2 and food: We can't sacrifice quality for quantity | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Like life itself, science is complex. Reductive strategies that look at phenomena and reactions in isolation miss the big picture. Our species faces an existential crisis. Overcoming it will require greater wisdom and knowledge and a better understanding of nature's interconnectedness. Tackling climate disruption and feeding humanity are connected. It's past time to ignore the deniers, reassess our priorities and take the necessary measures to slow global warming.
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Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape from fish farm into Pacific

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape from fish farm into Pacific | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Company admits it doesn’t know how many of its 305,000 fish are left after a net ‘failure’ amid concern about the impact on native species
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The Silencing of Dissent - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

The Silencing of Dissent - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Now that the ideology of global capitalism has been discredited, the ruling elites are turning to blacklists, internet censorship and charges of “fake news” to shut down their critics.
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Caribbean Picks Up the Pieces After Monster Storm | Inter Press Service

Caribbean Picks Up the Pieces After Monster Storm | Inter Press Service | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
"Camillo Gonsalves, minister of sustainable development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was among the officials from the Caribbean Community — a regional bloc of nations of which the BVI is an associate member — who visited the BVI in the aftermath of Irma.

Gonsalves visited to assess the situation in the territory and to ascertain what help Kingstown could provide, as well as to inquire into the welfare of Vincentian nationals, who make up 10 per cent of the population of the BVI. 

The minister, who, as a diplomat, had helped was among the team of negotiators who ensured the interest of small island development states was captured in the 2015 Paris climate accord, said that those who have been paying close enough attention should not be surprised by the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. 

“If you read the climate change literature, as shocking as it is to experience this sort of disaster, there is nothing here that is a surprise,” he told IPS, adding that forecasters have long warned that with there would be more frequent and intense tropical cyclones as a result of climate change. 

“You can’t point to any one storm and say this storm here was created by climate change but any casual reading of the scientific literature tells you this is going to happen in this area and it is going to affect livelihoods, it is going to affect infrastructure, it is going to affect just the way these countries exist and it is going to happen more and more in the future,” Gonsalves said."
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Can emissions shrink while the economy grows?

Can emissions shrink while the economy grows? | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
What does climate change have to do with economic growth? Canada's prime minister and premiers signed a deal in December to
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A Recipe for Misery: I’ll Be Happy When…. - Linda Graham, MFT, Resources for Recovering Resilience

A Recipe for Misery: I’ll Be Happy When…. - Linda Graham, MFT, Resources for Recovering Resilience | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
[Another great forward from my friend Kathryn Collier, who knows how to find happiness right now] A Recipe for Misery: I’ll Be Happy When… Even in tough times, these 12 strategies could bring joy to your heart. By Meg Selig, … Continue reading →
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Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are

Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
We all have origin stories and identity myths, our tribal narratives that give us a sense of security and belonging. But sometimes our small-group identities can keep us from connecting with humanity as a whole -- and even keep us from seeing others as human. In a powerful talk about how we understand who we are, Chetan Bhatt challenges us to think creatively about each other and our future. As he puts it: it's time to change the question from "Where are you from?" to "Where are you going?"
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When women sign off emails as men, doors open. It's like magic! | Jamie Peck

When women sign off emails as men, doors open. It's like magic!  | Jamie Peck | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A startup duo, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, wondered if contractors would respect them more if they signed emails as ‘Keith’. It was like night and day
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‘All talk and no action’ is a fallacy: Talk is action - Lauren McKeon on TVO Current Affairs 

‘All talk and no action’ is a fallacy: Talk is action - Lauren McKeon on TVO Current Affairs  | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Being informed and speaking up is a form of feminist activism, Lauren McKeon argues.
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Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore

Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Police say Gauri Lankesh was shot and killed by three assailants as she was entering her home
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Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber's troubled image?

Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber's troubled image? | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Uber’s new chief brand officer joins with a stellar résumé, but it could prove difficult to fix the ride-sharing firm’s image without changing the culture first
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Chloe Bennet was right to call out Hollywood racism but wrong to change her name | Arwa Mahdawi

Chloe Bennet was right to call out Hollywood racism but wrong to change her name | Arwa Mahdawi | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
I don’t blame stars for whitewashing their names to get on – lots of minorities do it in the jobs market. But there is a moral case against this
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What the Media isn’t Telling You About North Korea’s Missile Tests

What the Media isn’t Telling You About North Korea’s Missile Tests | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
So why the double standard when it comes to North Korea?
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I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Being healthy is not about doctors, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardian’s Life Without Technology columnist
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Solving Climate Change - For Real - Linda Graham

Solving Climate Change - For Real - Linda Graham | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
The problems – and the possibilities – inherent in climate change came into bulls-eye focus for me in one 24-hour period, the first day of September 2017. I live in the moderate Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. That day the temperature outside was 107 degrees and the temperature inside the house was …
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Endangered Ontario: Why we should care about caribou

Endangered Ontario: Why we should care about caribou | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Their boreal population is dwindling. That’s bad news for caribou — and for their ecosystem.
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Spectacular rebirth of Belize's coral reefs threatened by tourism and development

Spectacular rebirth of Belize's coral reefs threatened by tourism and development | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Report reveals improvement but also details danger posed by tourist-generated pollution, oil extraction and climate change
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Linking Violence and Female Incarceration

Linking Violence and Female Incarceration | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Violence Against Women: The prevalence of physical abuse may be the most open secret behind the growing number of women who end up behind bars.
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Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist

Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Canadians have a deep investment in their country as a "colour-blind society." Actually, racism is everywhere, just hidden behind a polite veneer.
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Indian Journalist’s Murder: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship? The New Normal?

Indian Journalist’s Murder: The Ultimate Form of Press Censorship? The New Normal? | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

BHUBANESWAR, India, Sep 7 2017 (IPS) - Dauntlessly crusading against curbs on freedom of speech, fifty-five-year-old Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her very doorstep in Bengaluru city on the evening of Sep. 5, taking three bullets of the seven fired in her lungs and heart. She was shot from just three feet away.

Known for her vocal stand against India’s growing right-wing ideology, communal politics and majoritian policies, Lankesh ran bold and forthright anti-establishment reports on the eponymous Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a regional language tabloid published, owned and edited by her since 2005.

She ran the paper only on subscriptions from loyal readers from across remote villages of Karnataka State. The paper carried no advertisements, following in the tradition of her socialist poet, playwright and journalist father who started the original tabloid.

Gauri Lankesh described herself on her Twitter handle as a journalist-activist. Fluent in both English and the regional Kannada language, she fearlessly broadcast her far-left of centre and pro-Dalit ideologies against religious fundamentalism and the caste system, reaching a huge mass grassroots population.

Speaking at her funeral, Karnataka’s chief minister M Siddaramaiah said, “Gauri brokered deals with Naxalites (Left-wing extremists) in Karnataka. She helped them enter the mainstream and played a vital role of a negotiator between the State and the extremists.” An activity which extremists cadres may have wanted to halt, Lankesh’s brother Indrajit Lankesh said today.

Known as a sympathizer of left-wing extremists, Lankesh was among the few who could empathise with the poverty, oppression and injustices that had pushed these people to pick up arms against the government.

In November, Lankesh was convicted in two libel suits filed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians for her 2008 article alleging that they had criminal dealings. She was, however, granted bail and was planning to appeal to a higher court.

Majority of journalists killed wrote on politics and corruption

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Nature offers solutions to water woes and flood risks

Nature offers solutions to water woes and flood risks | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Ultimately, we must work with nature to prevent and adapt to problems such as flooding, water scarcity, wildfires and climate disruption. When we work against nature, we work against ourselves.
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Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted
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Journalist Gauri Lankesh, known critic of Hindu right-wing extremism, murdered

Journalist Gauri Lankesh, known critic of Hindu right-wing extremism, murdered | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
The Karnataka Police is on the hunt to trace the killers of the senior Kannada journalist who was shot dead at her house in Bengaluru Tuesday evening.
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Do Conversations About Race Belong in the Classroom?

Do Conversations About Race Belong in the Classroom? | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Two decades ago, Beverly Daniel Tatum published a bestselling book on the psychology of racism. Now, with the release of the book’s second edition, she reflects on its relevance to schools today.
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Photo of Mississauga imam used in fake story about Hurricane Harvey | Toronto Star

Photo of Mississauga imam used in fake story about Hurricane Harvey | Toronto Star | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
A photo of Ibrahim Hindy of the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre was the main image of multiple hoax articles about an imam who refused to shelter non-Muslims displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
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