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ecosia…

By |2018-02-12T15:02:34+00:00May 15th, 2017|Climate Change, Information, Nature|

Ecosia -- what a wonderful concept, what an awesome site, what a truly awesome group of people.  Thank you so much. From their About page:  Ecosia is a social business run by a small group of dedicated people. We work together to create tools that empower everyone to easily do good by planting trees. We [...]

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IPCC to draft Sixth Assessment Report…

By |2018-02-26T18:42:14+00:00May 9th, 2017|Climate Change, Global Warming, Information|

ADDIS ABABA, April 28 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold a scoping meeting in Addis Ababa on 1–5 May 2017 to draft the outline of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The meeting will bring together 200 experts from some 60 countries.   The IPCC decided to produce the AR6 in February [...]

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motivated by ideology…

By |2018-02-28T13:07:49+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Climate Change, Information|

[…] Unlike Galileo, most climate skeptics draw conclusions that are not supported by the evidence. Their reaction to climate change is often motivated by ideology, and the arguments that they make from this foundation suffer from one or more errors such as cherry-picking data, confusing weather for climate, and focusing too much on uncertainty. – [...]

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how-to information…

By |2018-02-21T13:06:17+00:00January 21st, 2017|Action, Information, Motivation|

Motivating others requires a connection to people’s deep desires.  It’s not just about loading them up with a lot of how-to information.  Transformation is more important than information.  Action is everything. A great motivator of others will value testing over trusting.  She won’t waste time getting people to trust change or trust the system – [...]

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evolution of media…

By |2018-08-08T09:50:47+00:00September 13th, 2015|Information, Media, Technology|

Media politics are growing stronger and stronger, locally and internationally. Politicians are aware of media attention and often attempt to manage the flow of information to their own advantage. The amount of information available to all of us increases in leaps and bounds, but as the volume grows, so does the amount of false and [...]

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lies and prejudices promote war…

By |2018-08-07T22:42:01+00:00November 20th, 2012|Children, Information, Militarism|

Over 70 years ago, British diplomat Lord Arthur Ponsonby (1871--1946) wrote in his book Falsehood in Wartime about the perennial propaganda claims of wartime leaders. Belgian historian Anne Morelli has recently shed fresh light on Ponsonby's analysis, distilling his findings on wartime propaganda into 10 principles as follows: 1.     We do not want war; 2.     [...]

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an informed public…

By |2017-07-19T20:59:05+00:00January 5th, 2011|Culture, Humanity, Information, Knowledge, Political, Society, Uncategorized|

  “Responsive leaders prefer knowledge and information to be spread as widely as possible among the population, because an informed public is necessary to govern effectively, independent thought produces original ideas and is the key factor by which we progress as a society. When independent thought is stifled society is and will remain stagnant until [...]

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lose their common sense…

By |2017-06-30T14:54:52+00:00January 2nd, 2011|Information, Knowledge, Society, Technology, Uncategorized|

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." - Gertrude Stein *** "It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information." - William Gibson *** "Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. [...]

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