Given that we’re expecting some wild weather this (Saturday) afternoon and evening, I’m quickly scheduling this post in case we lose power. So far, we’ve just had lots of drizzle and it’s a wonderfully cool day, but perhaps that’s the calm before the storm. I’ve decided to put the car in the shed later, just in case.
Right, then. I’m off to decide what we’ll eat tonight. Enjoy the links and enjoy your Sunday!
I do have friends who choose not to vaccinate their children, but I don’t think any of them believe that the measles virus is not a virus. The fact that this got to court made me chuckle a bit, but it also highlights how important it is when dealing with people of different beliefs, to ensure that we’re using the same language. This doesn’t just apply to medicine, but to climate change and religion as well. There are always going to be some disagreements but if we don’t start from the same point, then finding a common ground is all the more difficult.
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Have you seen the video for the campaign #LikeAGirl? It brings a tear to my eye, every time I watch it, and not just because it makes me think about how important it is to encourage my children in all that they do, regardless of what our culture makes of that. Unfortunately, there are subcultures where women are still pigeon-holed into roles in which the job requirement seems to be ‘looking pretty’. I don’t want to judge the women who choose to take these jobs, but I do question whether we need these jobs at all. Shouldn’t racing be all about the racing?
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THERE IS HOPE. Global emissions stalled in 2014. Now, we just have to at least keep them there, and then begin to drop them. I know this is not that significant in terms of all the work left to do, but it is good news. We should note it, and celebrate it.
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And in light of that, check out this very interesting aerosol model from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA. It shows, over a period of months, the aerosol emissions from different places in the world – really fascinating, and a good reminder that we’re all in this together.