We’ve Consumed More Than the Earth Can Produce This Year It may feel like Christmas comes earlier each year, but there’s a less joyful day that really is moving closer on the calendar. Earth Overshoot Day is the day when—according to estimates—the total combined consumption of all human activity on Earth in a year overtakes the planet’s ability to generate those resources for that year. "It’s quite simple,” says Dr. Mathis Wackernagel of the think tank Global Footprint Network. “We look at all the resource demands of humanity that compete for space, like food, fiber, timber, et cetera, then we look at how much area is needed to provide those services and how much productive surface is available. Here’s his bottom line metaphor.
29 Cool Recycled Pallet Projects: Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose Old Wooden Pallets You are here: Home / Featured / 29 Cool Recycled Pallet Projects: Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose Old Wooden Pallets 29 Cool Recycled Pallet Projects: Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose Old Wooden Pallets December 20, 2012 By Creek 102 Comments People amaze me. I get a real kick out of re-purposed wooden pallet projects. People have come up with some awesome ways to recycle and reuse wooden shipping pallets and it’s pretty darn inspiring. Kids learn English with Helen Doron English Helen Doron – World Leader in the ESL (English as a Second Language) Industry 30 years ago Linguist and educator, Helen Doron revolutionized teaching English as a foreign language to young kids by developing a method that imitates the way in which babies learn their mother tongue. Today, Helen Doron English is an international franchise network in over 30 countries. Nearly two million children speak English today thanks to Helen Doron.
besides - definition of besides by The Free Dictionary Also found in: Legal, Wikipedia. be·sides (bĭ-sīdz′) adv. 1. Top U.S. physicist claims global warming is a “scam” 5 5Share5 27 Harold Warren Lewis, a respected physicist who had previously advised both the U.S. Government and the Pentagon on various matters including missile defence and nuclear winter, shocked his peers when he disseminated his letter of resignation from the American Physical Society. Lewis accused the American Physical Society of supporting “the global warming scam, with the trillions of dollars driving it that has corrupted so many scientists.” The physicist’s letter contained a number of complaints, including the APS’ lack of a response to his endeavours to gather a committee to evaluate evidence for a human link to climate change.
The 9 limits of our planet … and how we’ve raced past 4 of them Johan Rockström says humanity has already raced past four of the nine boundaries keeping our planet hospitable to modern life. Writer John Carey digs into the “planetary boundary” theory — and why Rockström says his isn’t, actually, a doomsday message.We’ve been lucky, we humans: For many millennia, we’ve been on a pretty stable — and resilient — planet. As our civilizations developed, we’ve transformed the landscape by cutting down forests and growing crops. We’ve created pollution, and driven plants and animals extinct. Yet our planet has kept spinning along, supporting us, more or less stable and in balance.
page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks.
ESL-Kids - In Class - Learning Styles and Classroom Management Name: Hiroki Age: 5 Learning Style: Kinesthetic. Being a kinesthetic learner, Hiroki learns best through physical movement. Total Physical Response (TPR) activities, in which the children respond physically to the teacher's commands, are most appropriate for children like Hiroki. Examples of TPR include forming ABC shapes with the body, actions like running, jumping, or touching things the teacher calls out. Songs with movement such as 'Hokey Pokey' and 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' can also be considered TPR. Personality: Overly energetic, Hiroki is the kind of student who just won't sit still.
International relations The field of international relations dates from the time of the Greek historian Thucydides. As political activity, international relations dates from the time of the Greek historian Thucydides (c. 460–395 BC), and, in the early 20th century, became a discrete academic field (No. 5901 in the 4-digit UNESCO Nomenclature) within political science. In practice International Relations and International Affairs forms a separate academic program or field from Political Science, and the courses taught therein are highly interdisciplinary. For example, international relations draws from the fields of: technology and engineering, economics, history, and international law, philosophy, geography, social work, sociology, anthropology, criminology, psychology, gender studies, cultural studies, culturology, diplomacy. History
Climate change assumptions false and world will start cooling down in 2017 global warming Dr David Evans, a former climate modeller for the Government’s Australian Greenhouse Office, says global warming predictions have been vastly exaggerated in error. The academic, from Perth, Australia, who has passed six degrees in applied mathematics, has analysed complex mathematical assumptions widely used to predict climate change and is predicting world temperature will stagnate until 2017 before cooling, with a 'mini ice age' by 2030. He says fundamental flaws in how future temperatures may rise have been included in the 'standard models' and this has led to inflated mathematical - and therefore temperature - predictions. He said: "There is an intellectual stand-off in climate change.
Why the Pope’s embrace of science matters On June 18, Pope Francis issued the encyclical Laudato Si: On care for our common home. The letter has been widely praised for supporting the science on climate change. But it goes much further than many expected in documenting the phenomenal changes that our planet is undergoing, beyond climate. And the story of how the Pope has integrated science and religion (not always the easiest of companions, let’s face it) indicates, to me at least, a profound shift in world view. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has been bringing together climate scientists, economists and scholars pretty much since Francis’ papacy began in March 2013.