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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/02/2020-2

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What COVID-19 Means For The Future Of Capitalism, Democracy And Sustainability

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#coronavirus #future #capitalism #democracy #Sustainability
U.S. COVID-19 Contact Tracing Programs Designed for Failure, Despite Bloomberg Money; Why Can't the U.S. Copy the Lessons of Hong Kong's Success? | naked capitalism

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#tracing #failure #contact #Bloomberg
Stretch and flow: Research sheds light on unusual properties of well-known materials

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#research #flow #materials #Stretch
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Identifying hard and soft sweeps has been basically a solved problem for almost 15 years. This is because loci drifting (a) in the population have very different frequency histories than loci being swept to fixation (b).
However, selection on complex, quantitative traits does not leave signatures of sweeps. When selecting quantitative traits, the trait changes rapidly, but this is due to hundreds or thousands of loci having small changes in allele frequency (c).
This has made it difficult to identify polygenic selection loci. However, in our recent preprint, we report results which basically solve this problem.
1) We have large datasets. 2) We use appropriate models.
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The #archaeobalt project webinar is now live on our YouTube channel. We will be live until 2:30pm CET. Join in whenever you would like to hear more about our #archaeology #excavations in the South Baltic areas
The first presentation is by our PI Karolina from Gdańsk University - she is introducing the key concepts behind this EU Development Fund project. Starting with the idea of archaeotourism and the creation of a sustainable tourism route in the South Baltic.
We are now being introduced to the amazing archaeological site of Uppåkra in Sweden with a long term excavation led by Professor Mats Roslund of @lunduniversity
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Time to test your environmental knowledge - It's the weekly #GoodNews Quiz! 🤓✨ Which of the below do you know?
Question No 1: Madagascar are celebrating their 60th Independence Day by doing what? ⭐️ #GoodNews #Environment
Are you ready for question two? 👀 How many tonnes of used clothes has H&M collected in the past year? 👕✨ #GoodNews #Sustainability
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Wow!! One of the most outstanding books I’ve ever read.

Sand Talk: How #IndigenousThinking can save the World

A great recommendation for these days!!

Thanks Tyson Yunkaporta. Your book is a gem to be discovered: #wisdom #values

textpublishing.com.au/books/sand-talk
A few years ago, I wrote a post about the #philosophy of Good Living or Living Well from Indigenous People
academia.edu/6528305/_Good_…

I talked about #biomimicry, learning from Nature with humility, and then we could also learn from the wisdom of indigenous people
I've decided to start a month-long project where I'll tweet a “wise” tip about "Sand Talk" every day during April. 30/30

#WiseBoomerang #1 This will be the 1st one.
It's about #humility the antonymous of #hubris. #Communication #DialogicalEthics #Connectedness
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**New Paper** “Feasible Alternatives to Green Growth” out today in @Naturesustainab (w/ @simonedalessa12 , @krisdittmer & Tiziano Distefano) nature.com/articles/s4189…

Here is a brief summary 1/6
#sustainability #inequality #academictwitter #degrowth
The paper is based on our Eurogreen model which simulates the French economy with heterogeneous households, industries and RES. We focus on the distributive impact of #renewableenergy policies and whether social policies can foster a low-carbon transition with social equity. 2/6
The simulation results suggest that a combination of policies for renewable energy, carbon taxes and incentives to innovation (green growth - GG), even when successful in terms of GHG emissions, increases inequality and unemployment 3/6
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Range anxiety is a real concern for changing our mindset around #ElectricVehicles.

Just how close to the left of the needle can we go?

Tomorrow I’ve got a few offsite #CSIRO meetings between #Newcastle & #Sydney, so why not come on:
“A day in the life of an #EV

Starting, NOW!
Off on the first leg of the #EV trip, leaving work for the day: I have an 8am meeting so will get a head start.

Leaving the charging point behind & starting with a ~full charge + range of 429 km.

Bring on tomorrow’s #RangeAnxiety experiment!
@TheDriven_io @AEVA_National #CSIRO
First leg of #RangeAnxiety experiment 🧪went as expected:

16 km trip from Office to Home, 15 km reduction in range.

Now to take the dog 🐕 for a bush walk & await the next experimental leg.

#CSIRO #Renewables #Australia #ElectricVehicles #EV
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So all this "we want night trains back!" stuff, and journalists falling over themselves when ÖBB ran one to Brussels...

I thought I would illustrate quite how hard a problem this is to solve.

And, yes, I have a way to illustrate hard stuff.

Welcome to #NightTrainDiagram !
This doesn't begin to cover all the complexity of how to get a night train to run, but it covers the main gist of it. And there are not probabilities on it, as there are loops in the diagram.
But seriously, this is what you would have to overcome to get more night trains on the tracks of Europe.

A nice photo opp, or some petition on Change(dot)org is not going to solve these inherent complexities for you. This needs hard work and maybe new law.
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I am so frustrated with the misogyny that is getting perpetuated.

Reported to me by an immigrant guy - who is assimilating to norms - on what is common in a neurosurgery resident office:

Talking about girlfriends’ “b**bs”

....in front of female PAs and med students
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Describing women with multiple sexual partners as “human gutters”

U.S. professors, tell him the law has become “gynocentric”

that men need to be afraid and are falsely accused

@TIMESUPHC @choo_ek @janevandis @arghavan_salles

Why #HeforShe matters

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Let’s even set aside outrage for a sec

How can you speak of women as “human gutters”, discuss your girlfriend’s “b**bs” at work in front of female med students and PAs

AND claim you are oppressed and need to be scared?

You *are still* openly engaging in sexual harassment
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With just over a month left in 2020, let’s talk about the #designtrends we expect to see in 2020. I’ve noticed, and this is usually the case, a larger focus on animation this last year. Flat, #material animation especially 2D characters. Also there has been an increased
Social media focus on “lesson” #Instagram style posts with multiple screens. Hell I tried it myself to see how I would go about doing it. The good thing about these types of posts is that they actually do contain some good info, but I think the trend has hit its peak now.
Next year, I suspect the design world will get more into simple #motiongraphics, perhaps even the multi-screen style static pages we have seen but shorter, more focused animated style typography based animations as the tech becomes more widely available through phones and tablets
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It was a great pleasure to today host a one of a kind #forestry #WaterStewardship workshop with members of the SA forestry industry under the theme "Water Source Partnerships: collaboration for a water secure future"
On the back of the launch of the #WaterMasterPlan yesterday, @ColvinH2O opened the workshop with a fresh perspective on the role of the #forestry sector in the "just transition to a green economy" #WaterStewardship #Partnerships
A conversation on 'unlocking the catchment economy' is an essential one that must be had between the #forestry and #water sector @ColvinH2O added #ForestWaterNexus #CollectiveAction
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Thread. Only one of subjects in these pics answer to #sustainability without eco damaging side effects. Imagine, amount of #energy used to heat millions of offices schools public buildings homes. Could easily be cut in half simply wearing #wool, #sheepskin etc.
Solar is storing up massive problems for the future forbes.com/sites/michaels…
Wind power? Unintended consequences? No, you were warned
scitechdaily.com/wind-farms-cau…
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. @IITEInstitut will host #GlobalGoalsJam in #Mogadishu, it will bring creatives,activists & changemakers from🇸🇴2 discuss &develop local solutions 2 #climate neutrality & #Sustainability challenges. It will be great momnt for #Mogadishu & 80 other cities across the 🌎.
Note: This event will be the first time of its its kind ever held right here in #Mogadishu. Thank you @IITEInstitute .
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I am more pissed off at this premise from the audience (a teacher!) than with #BernieSanders' response
"Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth."
washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
Of course the population has grown! But,
a. #sustainability in the context of #ClimateChange is NOT about sheer numbers of people
b. the growth rate has slowed down. A LOT!
Therefore, discussing #abortion is awful in this context
Take the important #abortion question (pro or anti) to some other context of the human condition. Don't thread that with population growth and sustainability
Do people even care about evidence anymore?
ourworldindata.org/future-populat… @OurWorldinData
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@Chimos5CAD @2020inslee @ewarren @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @amyklobuchar @JulianCastro Here is @PeteButtigieg’s voluntary national service plan. The climate corps would “build resiliency & sustainability against climate disruption and help first responders in the wake of disaster that threatens us all.”
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@Chimos5CAD @2020inslee @ewarren @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @amyklobuchar @JulianCastro .@PeteButtigieg has experience to inform his Climate Corps’s disaster relief function. As mayor, he has deployed his Fire Department’s highly regarded Swift Water Rescue Group to help in flooded areas, like in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence.
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Our consumption model is hurting our environment, our physical and mental health. We’re over-using natural resources, exposing children to toxic chemicals in our everyday products, and creating too much waste. This is unsustainable. Thread👇
#sustainability
Humanity lives at credit and consumes resources equal to that of 1.7 planets a year, vs 1.4 a decade ago and 0.8 in 1963. If population and consumption trends continue, this figure will rise to 2 planets by 2030.
overshootday.org
#sustainabilitymatters #earth
The problem is about quantity, quality, and behaviors. We produce too much useless and disposable stuff, using enormous resources, cheap materials and labor, that we often barely use and quickly throw away.
medium.com/newco/our-cons…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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So I have been talking about this on Instagram a lot but it's time to bring it to Twitter. #Greenwashing. Particularly coming from white women influencers on Instagram. Cut that shit out, immediately. WE ALL SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
The thing is, up until about last year no one wanted to talk about #sustainability and god knows no one was paying you talk about sustainability or wear sustainable clothing. So those of us who did so were pretty much willingly making a choice to not take the money.
I mean if we're honest ... the big bucks for "influencer marketing" still isn't coming from sustainable brands. Not yet. But the thing is ... that's the future. Fast fashions numbers are in the hole. The days of H&M and Inditex making upchecked billions are behind us.
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