As birth rates fall, animals prowl in our abandoned 'ghost villages' For many years it seemed that overpopulation was the looming crisis of our age.
The Future of Development Aid: Lessons from Covid-19. Guest blogger Grace Avila Casanova, Co-Founder of Impacto International, provides her insight into the effects of Covid-19 and climate change on international cooperation dynamics.
The simplistic notion of “development aid” has been debated extensively, with no shortage of ideas on the ways international cooperation (IC) dynamics should evolve. But the coronavirus pandemic appears to be fast-tracking this evolution. Countries that reached a middle-income status over the last decade are taking centre stage, providing “aid” to “developed” countries. China’s mass deployment of medical aid to Italy shows how traditional “aid” dynamics do not fit into the new landscape. Sabrina Dhowre Elba: ‘The old idea of aid is dead’ Since her marriage to the British actor Idris Elba last year, Sabrina Dhowre Elba has found her love of Africa being rekindled.
But it was her mother who persuaded Elba to take up her new role as an activist. The actor and Vogue cover model is being credited with convincing the Canadian government to be the first to pledge C$6m (£3.5m) to a UN agency Covid fund for struggling farmers after a persuasive Zoom chat with ministers while the Elbas were themselves in isolation with mild cases of the virus.
Karina Gould (@karinagould)Great to talk to @IFAD’s UN Goodwill Ambassadors @IdrisElba + Sabrina Elba & @GlblCtznCAN to discuss the challenges we face as we navigate #COVID19. Thank you for your advocacy. All hands on deck as we ensure this health crisis does not become a food crisis. pic.twitter.com/pT782m5S5DMay 6, 2020. Nick Cave: 'cancel culture is bad religion run amuck' Political correctness has an “asphyxiating effect on the creative soul of a society”, according to Nick Cave, who has criticised “cancel culture” in his latest newsletter where he calls it “bad religion run amuck”.
In his latest Red Hand Files newsletter, the Australian musician was asked what he thinks of cancel culture. In response he decried people’s refusal to engage with “difficult ideas” and claimed that moving toward a more equal society could mean essential values were forfeited. “Political correctness has grown to become the unhappiest religion in the world,” he wrote. The Big Bounce. Long ago, medieval religious philosophers in India taught that the universe goes through an endless cycle of creation and destruction, in which it evolves from an undifferentiated mass unto the complex reality the we see around us, before destroying itself and starting anew [source: Davis].
Some contemporary scientists have arrived at an idea with striking parallels. They believe that instead of a Big Bang, the universe expands and contracts in a cycle, bouncing back each time that it shrinks to a certain size. I was wrong about veganism. Let them eat meat (but farm it right) This will not be an easy column to write.
The Dangerous Denial of Sex. Obama on Call-Out Culture: ‘That’s Not Activism’ Former President Barack Obama made a rare foray into the cultural conversation this week, objecting to the prevalence of “call-out culture” and “wokeness” during an interview about youth activism at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.
For more than an hour, Mr. Obama sat onstage with the actress Yara Shahidi and several other young leaders from around the world. Life after Veganuary: the ethical guide to eating meat, eggs and dairy. Veganuary is over, leaving only the remains of a seitan burger and some cashew cheese in the back of the fridge.
Perhaps you feel lighter and healthier; you will certainly feel more virtuous. But do you also feel like a steak? It is OK – you can admit it. The campaign group behind this annual event estimates that only half of the participants plan to remain meat-free beyond the end of the month. However, it says that most of those will at least reduce the amount of animal products they eat for the rest of the year. Whether you call youself flexitarian, vegan-ish or whatever, it is possible to care about the planet while occasionally eating meat or dairy, as long as it comes from ethical sources. Obama's critique of 'woke' culture on social media draws bipartisan support. Theories Used in Social Work Practice & Practice Models. Social work theories are general explanations that are supported by evidence obtained through the scientific method.
A theory may explain human behavior, for example, by describing how humans interact or how humans react to certain stimuli. Social work practice models describe how social workers can implement theories. Practice models provide social workers with a blueprint of how to help others based on the underlying social work theory. While a theory explains why something happens, a practice model shows how to use a theory to create change. Social Work Theories There are many social work theories that guide social work practice. Systems theory External link describes human behavior in terms of complex systems. Social learning theory External link is based on Albert Bandura’s idea that learning occurs through observation and imitation.
Psychosocial development theory External link is an eight-stage theory of identity and psychosocial development articulated by Erik Erikson. You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local.