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UCL organised a debate about fossil fuel divestment, with 7 knowledgeable speakers (all professors), raising argument for an against the suggestion that UCL should divest from fossil fuels and sell its £21million invested in the industry… 1,661 more words

Concepts

Recommended link: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

I have embarked on sequences of new posts which examine a number of ideas from books I have recently read. These ideas relate to where our society is heading and what we as individuals might be able to do about that. 506 more words

Civilisation Building

Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution

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(Bloomberg) — Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China’s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year. 552 more words

Environment

Book Review (2b/5): Empathy and Entropy ctd. - 'The Empathic Civilisation'

unprecedented economic crisis, together with the social breakdown it has helped to engender, reflects a profound error of conception about human nature itself. For the levels of response elicited from human beings by the incentives of the prevailing order are not only inadequate, but seem almost irrelevant in the face of world events.

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Book Reviews

ALEC, rightwing law writers, lose a really important sponsor


Oh well, plenty of dirty money left for us

BP has severed its ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded nonprofit group that promotes a pro-business, free-market agenda through state legislatures.

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Politics

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

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WASHINGTON — A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. 433 more words

Politics

Book Review (2a/5): Empathy and Entropy - 'The Empathic Civilisation'

As the twentieth century draws to a close, it is no longer possible to maintain the belief that the approach to social and economic development to which the materialistic conception of life has given rise is capable of meeting humanity’s needs.

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Bahá'í Faith