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This is your future.
Since I've not been paid or replied to, I'm declassifying it. One of the biggest hurdles in building high speed rail is paying for the project. The solution is built in from the beginning. Its not just that you build it, its how you build it.
Right after hurricane Harvey Texas was flooded and I was talking about how the maglev would still be running because it was elevated. All you need to do is make it to the terminal. Thats when Trump declared National emergency and classified my work under nuclear preparedness.
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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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Brasil publica Revisão do Protocolo de Kyoto de 1999 e cria Comitê Técnico da Indústria de Baixo Carbono (Siga o fio!)

Bolsonaro publicou hoje o texto da Revisão do Protocolo de Kyoto, que levou 10 anos para ser aprovado pelo Congresso: (continua)…
O governo criou ainda o Comitê Técnico da Indústria de Baixo Carbono, que tem a função de servir como órgão consultivo e promover a articulação entre os setores público e privado na transição para uma economia de baixo carbono na indústria brasileira. (continua)
São funções do Comitê: orientar a implementação das políticas para uma economia de baixo carbono; subsidiar a posição brasileira nas negociações multilaterais; contribuir para a promoção dos ODS; propor ações para redução das emissões de gases efeito-estufa; propor estudos.(cont)
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Revealing & important article in today’s @expresso on political interference in the approval of Montijo airport:
“Montijo airport was approved despite thumbs down from technical staff”

Thread to translate the main points 1/11…
Technical staff at #ICNF (Institute for Conservation of Nature & Forests, part of @govpt) told bosses to reject the application, early in the evaluation.

“The project will have significant, permanent & irreversible negative impacts on the avifauna of the estuary.” 2/11
Internal doc signed by techs and directors highlights that “affecting 20% of #birds’ feeding area risks the integrity of the whole SPA”

It concluded, considering #BirdsDirective of @EU_ENV, that their verdict “must be negative”, on pain of “possible future community litigation”
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My previous threads on #qualitative #interviewing referred mainly to one-to-one, semi-structured interviews. Research interviews, however, can be conducted in more than one way. #1 @AcademicChatter #phdchat #QualitativeResearch
@AcademicChatter In this thread, some different ways to conduct interviews are discussed, so have a look and see whether a different format could help answer your research question better. #2
@AcademicChatter The social research literature categorises research interviews roughly into #structured, semi-structured, and unstructured interviews based on the degree of #planning or preparation from the interviewer’s side and the #leeway available for participants in their responses. #3
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Thread: #autism #employment statistics are unreliable but 44 years of working has taught me this: #autistic people struggle to reach their full potential unless organisational culture and environmental issues are addressed.
I once did some work on job design and evaluation for the NHS. In attempting to improve #employment outcomes for #autistic people we often start in the wrong place. It’s no good trying to fit people into roles that are unsuitable, and this applies to working environments too.
A degree of mutual adaptation is possible, but true workplace inclusion begins with design.
We have plenty of information about common challenges experienced by autistic people - our #sensory and #communication differences are well-defined.
So what seems to be the problem?
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Capitalism and Nature

The Earth is in the midst of an ecological crisis.…

Climate change (also called global warming) refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth.
It is one of the world's most serious problems and greatest challenges. There is no denying that climate change is real, and that it is due to human activity.……
Overwhelmingly, scientists agree that climate change is due primarily to the use of fossil fuels which release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. These gases trap heat within the atmosphere and are having a wide range of…
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@Vidhi_India annual lecture on Institutional Autonomy and Democratic Governance, as delivered by Justice Gautam Patel of Bombay HC, begins at IIC, New Delhi

@LiveLawIndia #environment @Vidhi_India
Justice Patel: We don't have conversations anymore, we have tirades and shouting matches. Quality of discourse in this country has gone down

@LiveLawIndia #environment @Vidhi_India
Justice Patel narrates the exemplary civility of constitutional assembly debates. Despite strong sentiments, the tone remained measured and debates were reasoned

@LiveLawIndia #environment @Vidhi_India
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What is the biggest hurdle for young lawyers and law students on the way to success as a lawyer?

#lawyers #negativity #environment #success
I would say it is the general negativity and environment of doom and gloom that every young lawyer in this country is subjected to. Junior lawyers are given horrible advice all the time.

I was watching a video today, where a woman was being interviewed. She was driving a truck.
When she was asked, she informed that she is a lawyer, but when her husband died she was forced to turn to drive a truck for regular income.

Here is the link of the video:
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🔴⏬ Here I start a thread about some Oracle Database concepts. We will see how far it goes - all questions/comments welcome.
🔴⏬ A database (or DBMS - database management system) stores (for short and long term) and manipulates (from many concurrent users/devices) your #data.
🔴⏬ #data is logically structured (tablespaces, schemas, tables, columns, datatypes, constraints,…). The structure is described by #metadata.
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What's our #beef with beef?

Public interest on #climate, #biodiversity & #diet is rightly growing

#Meat is often at the heart of the debate but it's important we look past headlines & unpick the detail


#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #BBCOne 👉
Our #meat comes from different #farm systems

When animals are grazed on grass, as in #organic, this can have positive impacts on #climate & #nature. Intensively produced #grain-fed chicken & pigs can have the opposite effect

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic 👉
🐄🐖🐔 Intensively farmed animals are almost always fed on #grain & imported #soya

The production of animal feed can exhaust soils and drive #rainforest clearance

This is devastating for the #climate & #biodiversity

#EatBetterMeat #EatOrganic #Meat 👉
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#Sydney is threatened for the first time as 'catastrophic' #bushfires rage. 350 #koalas have been killed in blazes near #PortMacquarie.

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Until a few thousand years ago, an impressive megafauna roamed Australia. Whether those animals went extinct because of humans or past climate change is debated. New study shows that both probably contributed.
#megafauna #Pleistocene…
Australia’s bushfires have pumped out half a year's CO2 emissions
The extreme weather has prompted renewed calls for #ClimateChange action by the Australian government, by targeting a 26% cut on its heavy dependence on coal for electricity generation.
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In the last one week, I have been to 3 cities and at least a dozen campuses. And I am clear that there are two kinds of people out there in our law colleges. This includes teachers, students, and administration.

#environment #victim #law #lawyers #lawsikho
There are some people who have come to believe that there are no opportunities, too many obstacles and that the sweet status quo is comfortable and they can sustain in it.
They remind everyone that better things are not possible and recount the number of past failures to justify no progress. They believe that luck and privilege is the key to all success, and there is no other way we can achieve any significant success.
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SFI President David Krakauer introduces our annual board of trustees symposium on New #Complexity #Economics - follow this thread for live coverage of talks by @EricBeinhocker @AKStanger @ole_b_peters @JacksonmMatt @cmoncap & W. Brian Arthur today...
"I think we have to be aware that we're not just discussing financial systems. We are discussing the future of the stability of the planet."

- David Krakauer
on #Complexity #Economics
"What is the #economy? I would argue that it doesn't exist in the physical world. It is a product of our #imagination. It is made out of #ideas. It does have an effect on the physical world. But the imagined order that we have is not succeeding."

- @EricBeinhocker
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Mrs. #MaryamRajavi's speech to #European Parl discussed the continuing #HumanRights violations in #Iran & the destructive policies of the Iranian regime in #MiddleEast.She calls 4 a firm European policy in support of the Iranian Pple’s Resistance 4 democracy.
#MaryamRajavi: "I would like to once again reiterate that to thwart #Iran|ian clerical regime’s terrorism & espionage, its Ministry of Intelligence & Security (#MOIS), #IRGC & the terrorist Quds Force must be designated as #terrorist entities."…
#MaryamRajavi: "I would say: #Iran is a massacred country where, in addition to #PoliticalPrisoners, its #Natural resources, #Culture, & #Environment have all been massacred."
#NoImpunity4Mullahs #FreeIran #1988Massacre
#AFP #Reuters #FoxNews #CNN #NGOs…
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@AlexChalkChelt @MollyMEP @mpmwilko @MartinChelt and George Penny are seated at St Andrews. Interesting discussion looks to follow 👀 #QTCheltenham #climate #yourview
The event is now in motion - our distinguished Chair, Professor Janet Dwyer, has invited the panel to say a few words about the purpose of the event @AlexChalkChelt believes the challenge is real but ‘very much achievable’
DISAGREEMENT: @MollyMEP has already thwarted @AlexChalkChelt view that technology plays an important role in fighting climate change. “It’s system change not climate change” is her response
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"Information theory, predictability, and the emergence of complex life"

SFI Seminar by Luis F Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca, streaming now:
"The size of the #environment in some ways captures the #complexity...longer words take longer and longer to sample. This means in smaller environments, smaller words mean more."

- Luís Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca on #information right now:

"More-complex bit guessers are going to survive in a wider variety of environments. But a more-complex guesser is going to pay a higher metabolic cost."

- Luís Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca

Streaming now:

#computation #intelligence #evolution
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If we would starve Venezuelan children for their oil, covering up the poisoning of #SouthDakota is just child’s play...… via @DeSmogBlog
@DeSmogBlog DeSmog received info that indicates the #GardenCreek spill was "officially estimated at 11 million gallons. This puts the release, in terms of gallons spilled, on par with the infamous 1989 #ExxonValdez oil spill in Alaska."…
@DeSmogBlog For more on how oil spills are frequently caused by deliberately muzzled safety equipment read, The Pigs in the Pipeline at:… #NoDAPL #NoKXL #DAPL #KXL #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #OilSpill
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The Life and Death of a Tree.

Environmental Policy Note.
1. Ownership of Trees.

Trees are OUR shared heritage.
Living Treasures of our Environment.

Trees should NOT be allowed to be destroyed without going through an exhaustive consultation process that includes full delibration and consent from ALL the stakeholders concerned.
The Stakeholders.

2. The following stakeholders will be involved.

a) General public - comprising 5 student representatives each from schools and colleges and 10 people who will be local planners or architects or environmental/sustainability experts.
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Still think #BigOil is the answer? Consider this:

Before 1886, people travelled via horse and buggy.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
In 1858, the refining of #CrudeOil crude oil allowed for larger-scale processing & helped spur the #gas gas engine automobile (this is the first - 1886).

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
The Model T, produced by @Ford, was the first mass produced vehicle, but not the first auto.

Innovation led to bigger, enclosed cars.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
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In a nuclear explosion the human body is irradiated by

1⃣ major-burns due to thermal radiation & not caused by ionizing radiation

2⃣ thermal burns from infrared heat radiation
these would be the most common burn type experienced
the #nuclear threat to humans is devastating but does it do to our #environment?

August 1942

Manhattan Project established in US to develop 1st nuclear weapon
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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👇
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.
#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.…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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