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Tim Radford – Ocean current sends out chilling warning

New research forecasts much colder weather in northern Europe if rising CO2 emissions continue to impact on the Atlantic ocean current. LONDON, 8 January, 2017 – Here is the long-term weather forecast for the North Atlantic, in a world in which carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere double: a powerful ocean current called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) will continue …

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Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday. Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels. Happiness at the national level was more closely related to this variant than factors like …

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What Women Must Know – Stop Your Physical and Mental Decline–Discover the Fountain of Youth for Your Brain with Dr. Brant Cortright – 10.29.15

Dr. Brant Cortright is a highly respected clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. His consulting practice specializes in cutting-edge brain health and neuroscience-informed depth therapy. He is the author of two previous books and lives in the San Francisco. He is the author of The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life. www.brantcortright.com.

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Guillaume LAVALLE – Pakistan facing climate ‘calamity’ if warnings go unheeded

Karachi, 2050: The sprawling megacity lies crumbling, desiccated by another deadly heatwave, its millions of inhabitants suffering life-threatening water shortages and unable to buy bread that has become too expensive to eat. It sounds like the stuff of dystopian fiction but it could be the reality Pakistan is facing. With its northern glaciers melting and its population surging — the …

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John Scales Avery – The Need For A New Economic System: part 1

PART 1: LIMITS TO GROWTH Introduction: The need for reform The Industrial Revolution marked the start of massive human use of fossil fuels. The stored energy from several hundred million years of plant growth began to be used at roughly a million times the rate at which it had been formed. The effect on human society was like that of …