Category Archives: Big Picture

Response to climate change: Go country

Cities are getting crowded and polluted. People are heading for country. This road trip from Sydney to Shepherd’s Ground is set to Fishy Song by Robbie Long.

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Epigenetic rules of the human condition

In order to grasp the human condition, both the genes and culture must be understood, not separately in the manner of science and the humanities, but together, in recognition of the realities of human evolution. Wilson. 1999. p.177 Epigenetics is … Continue reading

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Concilient reading

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Global Climate Change Week

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Living Data is contributing an event to Global Climate Change Week 19th-25th October:

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Circular economy

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[T]he circular approach is a framework that takes insights from living systems. It considers that our systems should work like organisms, processing nutrients that can be fed back into the cycle—whether biological or technical—hence the “closed loop” or “regenerative” terms … Continue reading

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Gateways to greater science acceptance

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Living Data contributes to the Interpretation Centre for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) in Chowder Bay, developed by scientist Dr Inke Falkner. The centre opens to the public soon, to inspire us all to understand, value and protect … Continue reading

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Paradigm shifts in earth sciences

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Yale University lecture published on You tube, Apr 5, 2012 The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) The issue of global warming is discussed. Recent climate change over the last half of the 20th century is thought to … Continue reading

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  All life on the planet is the same. It’s just packaged differently. Dr. Tom Garrison Oceanography Lecture Part 1, 2011 You tube video

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Communication by pheromones?

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  Edward O. Wilson is an Evolutionary biologist and lead expert on ants. His Letters to a Young Scientist (2013) offer insights from his lifelong study of insect and human behaviours. Here he  talks about ants (p.173), but could he … Continue reading

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Under-glacier gateway to ocean may precipitate sea level rise

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Australian Antarctic Division NEWS: A previously hidden gateway to the ocean underneath the largest glacier in East Antarctica could allow warm seawater to reach the base of the glacier, causing melt and potentially raising sea levels.

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