Climate-fueled disruption in the Asia-Pacific region
Cascading climate impacts would “drive political instability and greater national insecurity, and fuel regional and international conflict” and “Australia’s disaster relief capacity is underfunded and overwhelmed”.
“The risk of several global-scale tipping points being triggered this century has increased, according to the scientific literature...The world is dangerously off track to meet the Paris Agreement goals, the risks are compounding and the impacts will be devastating in the coming decades...The physical impacts of climate change and the system-level changes “compound and cascade in a non-linear way.”
#water #drought #desertification #SupplyChains #insecurity #TippingPoints #climate #preparedness #heatwaves #bushfire #FailedStates
Caribbean art exhibit portrays the threatened beauty of the ocean as deep-sea mining negotiations come to an end in Jamaica -
[It's]an opportunity to [see] how important it is to defend the deep
For the second year in a row I've been a spectator at the most Wuthering Heights Day ever. I have vowed that next year I WILL dance! Love the song and the event supports the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service. #Canberra #KateBush #WutheringHeights
‘Welcome to Sex': Australian sex-ed book tops bestseller list, despite campaign to block sales
Complaints, online threats, and abuse directed at store staff backfired
On Whatever I'm talking about the name change of Twitter to X, what it means to me and others, and why I'm going to be on that site much less from now on.
(Also it means Mastodon will be a beneficiary, as probably a lot of things that would previously had been tweets will now become toots. Although I will have to remember to put a hashtag on the political stuff, I sometimes forget that)
The Great Leap Backwards of media in China
Sussssan Ley wants Australian athletes to go on a photo-strike and not have their photo taken with Labor MPs until the Commonwealth games issue is resolved.
It will still be perfectly ok however to pose for photos with Lib MPs who run illegal programs and drive people to suicide
love to see Sam Jackson going full Sam Jackson on the billionaires
Exilados pró-democracia de Hong Kong não se intimidam por mandados de prisão e recompensas da China-Governo chinês intensifica a repressão aos defensores dos direitos humanos [Hong Kong pro-democracy exiles not intimidated by China’s arrest warrants and bounties - The Chinese government escalates its suppression of human rights advocates] https://pt.globalvoices.org/2023/07/22/exilados-pro-democracia-de-hong-kong-nao-se-intimidam-por-mandados-de-prisao-e-recompensas-da-china/ Now in 4 languages @globalvoices
Exiliados prodemocráticos de Hong Kong no se dejan intimidar por órdenes de detención y recompensas de China
El Gobierno chino intensifica la represión a defensores de los derechos humanos
Hong Kong pro-democracy exiles not intimidated by China’s arrest warrants and bounties - The Chinese government escalates its suppression of human rights advocates
Gay penguin parenthood stories ruffle some conservative feathers
- Moves to block access in schools spark controversy
Now in 6 languages including Spanish @globalvoices
Feeling the heat: Community science and survival in Fresno, California - What does it mean to do science that matters to your community? https://globalvoices.org/2023/06/12/feeling-the-heat-community-science-and-survival-in-fresno-california/
L'homoparentalité chez les pingouins fait grincer des dents certains conservateurs [Gay penguin parenthood stories ruffle some conservative feathers -
Moves to block access in schools spark controversy] via @globalvoices Now in 4 languages https://fr.globalvoices.org/2023/07/13/280347/
Hong Kong pro-democracy exiles not intimidated by China’s arrest warrants and bounties - The Chinese government escalates its suppression of human rights advocates via @Kevin_Rennie @globalvoices https://globalvoices.org/2023/07/12/hong-kong-pro-democracy-exiles-not-intimidated-by-chinas-arrest-warrants-and-bounties/
I'm 59. When I was born, segregation existed, interracial marriage was illegal and women were not allowed to have credit cards in their own names until I was 11 years old. CIVIL RIGHTS ARE A NEW THING.