Re: Re: What are you doing personally about the energy crisis?
i'm doing my bit. I expend no energy whatsoever and leave no footprint. I have nominated one family member as the carbon footprint. She (the wife) does everything, most of it by hand to reduce carbon emissions and i remain in bed as much as possible, sleeping - which means i use no energy whatsoever. I watch only foxtel as Rupert is unquestionably the devil and this, as Dick says, is quite likely the end of the world as we know it, so obviously it's best to curry favor as required. I'm extending the concept to include other family members and research to date seems to show a high degree of acceptability to this course of action. (model based on the carbon print defined by a goldfish in a small tabletop bowl).
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- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
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Moans, groans, and gripes release stress hormones in the brain.
Could you give up complaining for a whole month? That's the crux of this interesting piece by Jessica Hullinger over at Fast Company. Hullinger explores the reasons why humans are so predisposed to griping and why, despite these predispositions, we should all try to complain less. As for no complaining for a month, that was the goal for people enrolled in the Complaint Restraint project.
Participants sought to go the entirety of February without so much as a moan, groan, or bellyache.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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