The people of Kiribati are going to have to move. Slightly more than 100,000 people live in this country, a chain of 33 atolls in the South Pacific, about as many as live in a small American city like Erie, Pennsylvania, or Flint, Michigan. The islands lie low in the ocean, and as climate change drives the sea level higher, fewer people are going to have the option of living there.
<img src="http://timeecocentric.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/sci-digital-globe-2012-001.jpg?w=480" alt="DigitalGlobe 2012 Photos of the Year" title="DigitalGlobe 2012 Photos of the Year"/> DigitalGlobe / Getty Images Burning Man festival in Nevada, Aug. 28, 2012.
The British Council is working with the National Union of Students (NUS) to promote and host a series of special talks about our English Language Assistant programme in the UK. These talks are for students in higher education. English Language Assistants support the teaching of English in schools, colleges and universities in over 14 countries around the world. Becoming a Language Assistant is an experience that will stay with you for life.
Seems like this blog is turning into a comments column for Steve Wheeler's ideas, but I wanted to comment on his latest post and found the comment facility in his blog just didn't appear to work on the iPad (or at least, my iPad). The discussion of Rogers's model of innovation in current contexts is fascinating, but it set me thinking about it's applicability in global contexts. Does it describe innovation patterns in the developing world as well as in 'the North' (oh, how I hate that expression, but it's a useful shorthand for what we used to call the developed world or the West)? I am thinking particularly of the mass take-up of mobile technologies in rural Africa and India, where technologies have seemed to 'skip a generation' because landline communications were never well-established. The transformational impact of these technologies on culture, society and economies has been greater, I would argue, than their impact in the the North.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack "I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group" Peggy McIntosh Through work to bring materials from women's studies into the rest of the curriculum, I have often noticed men's unwillingness to grant that they are overprivileged, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. They may say they will work to women's statues, in the society, the university, or the curriculum, but they can't or won't support the idea of lessening men's. Denials that amount to taboos surround the subject of advantages that men gain from women's disadvantages.
Peggy McIntosh is an American feminist and anti-racist activist, the associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women , [ 1 ] and a speaker and the founder and co-director of the National S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). [ 2 ] McIntosh is most famous for authoring the 1988 essay "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies." [ 3 ] [ edit ] Invisible Knapsack
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2013 Send My Friend to School 60 million children are still missing out on school. World leaders promised all children an education by 2015 but 1.7 million more teachers are needed to make this happen.
A few simple and clear pictures (and links) showing how the planet continued to warm and change around us in 2011 by Peter Gleick, water and climate scientist, in a Forbes repost These facts are just part of why all national academies of science on the planet and every major geophysical scientific society agree that humans are fundamentally changing the climate. CO 2 in the atmosphere continues its inexorable rise The heart of the climate problem is that our burning of fossil fuels along with other human activities have thrown the atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases out of balance, and their concentration in the atmosphere is growing faster and faster. This classic record from Mauna Loa in Hawai’i shows the growth in the CO 2 concentration in the past half century.
2011 saw a spike in climate disasters around the world, with a corresponding spike in global food prices . It’s no exaggeration to attribute the “Arab Spring” to widespread food insecurity caused by rapidly changing climate. The human perturbation to the carbon cycle increased to nearly 9 gigatons per year, in spite of the global financial collapse – there’s every reason to suspect that nations are switching from the increasingly expensive 20th-century fuel (petroleum) to the still-cheap 19th-century fuel (coal), which means more carbon and mercury emissions. In addition, new studies showed that perturbations to the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles are far beyond levels that cause eutrophication in freshwater and oceans. Humans continued to wreck the biosphere in numerous other creative ways. Farmers in Brazil used Agent Orange to defoliate the Amazon River basin, but mostly they still used good old slash-and-burn to destroy rainforest illegally.
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