Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

What the Green New Deal Really Means: It’s been deep-sixed by the Democrats as too radical, and is being discussed in more liberal countries , but it’s inevitable, and the sooner it’s embraced the better. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

Jennifer Hauck , Jenny Schmidt and Anja Werner analyzed the key actors that influence the implementation of the European Commission’s green infrastructure strategy. ABSTRACT: ” In 2013 the European Commission launched its new green infrastructure strategy to make another attempt to stop and possibly reverse the loss of biodiversity until 2020, by connecting habitats in the wider landscape.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. And What You Should Not Eat: Deep Green Resistance activist Lierre Keith may be on the right (left?)

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. “Hey!”,

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Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

In the photo above you can see my marker is upside down and has a tiny hole in the top of the green circle. It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen).

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When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

But in line with Taylor and Francis’ Green Open Access policy ( [link] we are able to post here the ‘preprint’, i.e. the final, accepted version of the paper, before being formatted by Learning, Media and Technology. counter narrative of open online education.

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Evidence of a friendship


Of them playing in their garden, white or green. A friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum. Because, between the other things, they couldn’t see clearly why she was coming.

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Non-Duality: Three Ways of Describing the Elephant

How to Save the World

The third line of thought, the one I have come to embrace, shown in green, is what I have called “radical non-duality” , whose message is that there is no path to rid oneself of the self, because there is no self, and hence no ‘one’ with free will to do anything.

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The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

Green lines show supply curves; red lines demand curves, and the dots at intersections are annual average oil prices for those years. T he clueless gamblers that speculate on stock and commodity prices have been having a field day recently.

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Useless Advice

How to Save the World

I am watching a pair of violet-green swallows trying to get to their nest, which happens to be in the powder room vent of my house. Swallows have nested there every summer I’ve been here, though it means a sudden sharp flying turn up into the narrow vent in the deck ceiling.

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How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

So we think trees are green, each one separately growing and dying, each with an absolute border between it and everything-else. Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

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A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Duncan Green provides a review of the new book How to Rig an Election , by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas. Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance.

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