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Why #SocialMovements matter -

why *thinking about* social movements matters -

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#Activism #Protest #XR #ExtinctionRebellion #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis Why Social Movements Matter cover
It's been good these last few days to read some comradely critiques of #XR coming from various positions.

Here's an excellent thread from @XRLiberation which seems to be a group mostly within UK XR (rebellion.earth/2019/10/05/sta…)

This open letter from experienced #Paris activists who've been trying to work with XR there:

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Open thread that gathers basic concepts of Environmental Sustainability & Management.
#Sustainability #Resilience #Ecology #Ecosystem #Planning #Energy
1⃣ECOSYSTEMS & ENERGY FLOWS
We start from the very basics. An ecosystem is a complex relation of living and non-living things who live off each other. This is the first, simplest scheme of it (but it’s much more complex).
First the energy comes from the sun, then it’s stored in plants and goes up all the food chain…but how?
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Y'all, I just need to brag about the students in my Barrier Islands class. While studying for their exam (which they're taking right now), they created a bunch of barrier-island-themed memes that combine #geology concepts, #coastal issues, & #humor. 1/
Almost all semester I've explained how most barrier islands worldwide are geologically "new," having only been made <10,000 years ago, but that the Georgia barrier islands are composite, made by two different shorelines during the Pleistocene & Holocene. #geology 2/
We also recently learned about how humans have interacted with barrier islands during those past <10,000 years, and how it changed from seasonal use to unsustainable over-development. #geology #coastal 3/
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Canned #seafood #mercury concentration results from class experiment are in & were as expected. Hg in ppm, wet weight w (SD), n=3 cans for each:
Clams: 0.01 (0.001)
Salmon: 0.013 (0.001)
Chunk light tuna: 0.059 (0.017)
Albacore tuna: 0.28 (0.041)

So what does this mean?
We found what was expected based on recommended lists
Albacore levels similar to published studies, all of which typically show this fish w higher and much more variable Hg than FDA risk assessment and publication. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15364…
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Our preprint of Mammalia-wide evolution -- announcing a new tree of life for 5911 species based on a single DNA matrix and fossil node- and tip-dating. We show how ecology (vagility, latitude, diurnality) best explains living diversity & speciation rates. doi.org/10.1101/504803
2/ Bayesian posterior sets of 10,000 trees are built using a 'backbone-and-patch' framework and 31-gene supermatrix of 4098 species (70% of total). This approach gives realistic uncertainty in branch lengths and topology for comparative analyses of mammalian evolutionary rates.
3/ We show that rates of species diversification vary through time: 1) tree wide, with an uptick in lineage turnover near the K-Pg boundary matching that seen in mammal fossils; 2) among lineages, with 24 major rate shifts detected across the tree; and 3) within clades (rodents!)
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I sometimes feel @georgialibs don't get enough high quality, academic press #history & #sociology books. Using the GA Pines automated system, people who are members of participating libraries can get a number of very good books which have recently come to my attention.
"The oldest living things in the world" by Rachel Sussman gapines.org/eg/opac/record…. This photo essay book is a beautiful, mind-expanding paean to our biosphere. (I realize this is a #science #ecology book)
"Talking to my daughter about the economy, or, how capitalism works-- and how it fails" by Yanis Varoufakis @yanisvaroufakis gapines.org/eg/opac/record…
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The water in the pipeline cannot fix the leaks. Contrary to the advice #WomenInSTEM & #POCinSTEM receive, we cannot actually #leanin to solving the problem of #genderbias & #racialbias in #STEM & #academia. Thanks to @NatureEcoEvo & @RoinnAnLuisigh for this chance to say this. 1/
A few months ago, @Nature published a piece with advice on how senior women can confront #genderbias. While the advice contained therein was useful, the title was enraging. nature.com/articles/d4158…. 2/
It led me to rage tweet a thread of statistics on #genderbias in #STEM, and that thread blew up And then I got incredibly lucky when @RoinnAnLuisigh offered me the opportunity to turn it into a column. Working with her was AMAZING! 1000% fantastic 3/
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npr.org/sections/goats… @NPRGoatsandSoda Usually a big fan of your journalism, but you guys did a disservice to your readers in the piece on gene drive in A. gambiae. Why would you reach out to anti-GMO activist Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher for comment on this research? #malaria
First of all, asking Dr. Steinbrecher to comment on the consequences of using genetic engineering to suppress a disease vector is a bit like asking the pope about a newly developed form of birth control.

Of COURSE she’ll be against it - for ideological, arbitrary reasons
Plus, Dr. Steinbrecher’s degree is in developmental biology, not #ecology. Her statement about “ecosystem crashes” is absurd, and displays her ignorance in this area
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