Politics, Trump, Israel
With whom are they planning to make peace? Someone who was not invited? What is that phrase for an un-negotiated treaty forced upon a population?
I just noticed that uBlock Origin blocked something when I visited EFF's _Do Not Track_ policy page. How unexpected.
5,000 to 10,000 generations ago, more or less, all of your ancestors - every single one them - were born, raised, had children, and died in #Africa.
Of course, rather a long time prior to that, your ancestors had gills.
The government of #Norway is collapsing, after the pull-out of the #populist Progress Party. However, it appears the Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg will not be stepping down as there is no constitutional mechanism for calling an early election. The largest number of seats held by a single party, however, are the 49 won by the Labour Party.
I watched this not-really-a-video about, of all things, tacking the topsails of a #gaff #schooner. I've only sailed aboard one gaff schooner, but read rather extensively about the rig, and yes in a big schooner (especially a racer) one might worry about tacking. But the usual practice was to just let it girt across the peak halyard. Too dangerous, and too fiddly, for a smaller or working boat.
But it seems the author was referring to an RC model #sailboat.
Environment: Ocean and fish viruses
Brown's Bay Packing, the fish processing plant on #VancouverIsland responsible in 2017 for the effluent pipe spewing blood into Discovery Passage found to contain live parasites and contagious Piscine Reovirus #PRV, is still pumping blood in 2019.
Environment: Climate Change Performance Index 2019
Environment: Ocean de-oxygenation report
#ICUN report shows as #oceans warm they can carry less dissolved oxygen. Unnaturally nutrient rich coastal runoff - due in great part to #agriculture and #aquaculture - which results in algae over-production that further depletes oxygen.
All of which are disrupting marine environments. Anoxic regions have quadrupled in area in the past 50 years, threatening food chains world-wide.
UBC School of Nursing gets first building in 100 years
The SoN, the first baccalaureate program for nurses in the #Commonwealth, has never actually had a building in all the years - usually being tucked into various 'temporary' settings.
BC Fraser River salmon
The rockfall occurred in Oct. or Nov. 2018 creating a 5 m waterfall, but due its remote location went undetected for 8+ months, interfering with #fish migration. Less than 10% returns are reported in some watersheds, despite rescue efforts.
Return estimates downgraded to 600+k from 5+ millions.
Climate emergency, Europe
* [European] Commission must ensure all proposals are aligned with 1.5 °C target
* #EU should cut emissions by 55% by 2030 to become #climate neutral by 2050
* Calls to reduce global emissions from shipping and aviation
EU member states are expected to submit their plans to meet the targets by the end of 2019.
Climate emergency, India
Anbumani Ramadoss , an opposition parliamentarian in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, and leader of the Pattali Makkal Katchi. ( #PMK ) has called for #India to declare a #ClimateEmergency.
“India is one of the top air pollutants. Hence, India cannot ignore its responsibility. It should take an active role in checking global warming,”
Through the kindness of strangers, and a fortuitous break in the weather, he was able to mount a rescue and the vessel is out of the ice. A #Thanksgiving gift from his community.
Measles, D.R. Congo, ebola
“While the #ebola outbreak, which has claimed more than 2,000 lives in the eastern #DRC, has commanded sustained international attention, measles, which has claimed more than twice as many lives, continues to be underreported,” said #Unicef’s Edouard Beigbeder.
5,110 deaths from measles, 90% of which were children under age 5.
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