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The Apocalypse of Overpopulation and Climate Change: Fighting for Water and Food

The Apocalypse of Overpopulation and Climate Change: Fighting for Water and Food

As we are coming closer to December 21, 2012, anxiety is building up for many. It is of course the prediction of the Mayan calendar, the one of Nostradamus, and the belief of christian fundamentalists  that the fateful “judgment day” phase has already begun with a few potential candidates  playing the role of the anti-Christ. […]

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Will we Have a Global Paradigm Shift away from Obsolete Ideologies?

Will we Have a Global Paradigm Shift away from Obsolete Ideologies?

Philosopher Thomas Kuhn gave paradigm its modern definition in reference to the set of principles and practices that define a scientific discipline at a particular period. In his seminal book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, Kuhn introduced the notion that most significant scientific progresses are made by quantum leaps, which he called paradigm shifts. In […]

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Oxfam Report: ‘The Global Food System Is Broken’

Oxfam Report: ‘The Global Food System Is Broken’

According to a new  report from Oxfam, a broken food system and environmental crisis are reversing decades of progress in the fight against global hunger. Oxfam projects that spiraling food prices will create millions of hungry people unless we radically transform the way we grow and share food. Starting June 1, 2011, Oxfam will launch […]

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This Is What “Demockracy” Looks Like

This Is What “Demockracy” Looks Like

As long as we’re on the topic (for the last time, at least for a good long while) I decided to move this post up (and several others still to appear). The context is this video by Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy. It’s a little ditty that uses “f**ked” as a hook and to entertain, […]

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Tornadoes and Earthquakes and Storms, Oh my!

Tornadoes and Earthquakes and Storms, Oh my!

The recent tornadoes in the United States have lead to a resurgence of articles talking about the link between extreme weather, natural disasters and climate change. If you are an interested member of the general public you are undoubtedly confused as the two sides of the debate seem to be making opposing claims, and both […]

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