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Meet the Community Scientists Shaping the New Environmental Resistance | The Nation
“The scientific innovations around open source, peer-to-peer research build on our American legacy of grassroots organizing,” Barry said. “I think all of that is going to add up to a better democracy.”
family  democracy  environment 
yesterday by pbarry
Why Clean Air in Your Home is Essential to Your Health
Clean air is a crucial part of any home, as it has many benefits to your health, in addition to the overall comfort and health of both your family and pets.
fence  health  family 
2 days ago by Adventure_Web
He thought white men were vanishing from TV. I disagreed. So we conducted an experiment. - The Washington Post
Refreshing! => A great example of how imagination becomes "reality" and how intelligent conversation led to new conclusions
gender  race  tv  experience  discussion  advertising  program  divorce  imagination  culture  men  women  diversity  isolation  family  social 
3 days ago by csrollyson
Opinion | Raising My Child in a Doomed World - The New York Times
When my daughter was born I felt a love and connection I’d never felt before: a surge of tenderness harrowing in its intensity. I knew that I would kill for her, die for her, sacrifice anything for her, and while those feelings have become more bearable since the first delirious days after her birth, they have not abated. And when I think of the future she’s doomed to live out, the future we’ve created, I’m filled with rage and sorrow.

Every day brings new pangs of grief. Seeing the world afresh through my daughter’s eyes fills me with delight, but every new discovery is haunted by death. Reading to her from “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?,” I can’t help marveling at the disconnect between the animal life pictured in that book and the mass extinction happening right now across the planet. When I sing along with Elizabeth Mitchell’s version of “Froggie Went a-Courtin’,” I can’t help feeling like I’m betraying my daughter by filling her brain with fantastic images of a magical nonhuman world, when the actual nonhuman world has been exploited and despoiled. How can I read her “Winnie the Pooh” or “The Wind in the Willows” when I know the pastoral harmony they evoke is lost to us forever, and has been for decades? How soon do I explain to her what’s happening? In all the most important ways, it’s already too late.
climate  change  children  family  future  nyt 
3 days ago by betajames

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