 Oct 2017


Kids? Just say no You don’t have to dislike children to see the harms done by having them. There is a moral case against procreation

 Jul 2017

ourworldindata.org ourworldindata.org

Our world in data data data viz


www.ophi.org.uk www.ophi.org.uk

multidimensional poverty index extreme poverty KPI


whatmattersfilm.com whatmattersfilm.com

documentary about extreme poverty
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 Aug 2016

www.theguardian.com www.theguardian.com

eighth flood
When the returninterval describes the expected recurrence frequency for a single site/region, we must expect many more occurrences over a wider area. This is explained by maths and mathematics (the Binomial distribution and probabilities). Then a small change in the probabilities (probability density function) can lead to a large increase in the number of observed events. Furthermore, the definition of climate change is indeed a changing probability density function (climate is weather statistics), which means that a past 500year event is no longer a 500year event, but perhaps a 100year event. In other words, this is not surprising and is in accordance with mathematical reasoning. Actually, it is to be expected, especially since a warming leads to a higher evaporation rate and more moisture in the atmosphere. The fact that the return intervals are estimated for single sites/regions means that we can expect a dramatic increase in similar extreme weather events in the future. We can gauge this development by studying the number of recordbreaking events: see http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2008EO410002/pdf

 Jul 2016

books.google.ca books.google.ca

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Rockwell and Sinclair talk here about developing an “agile hermeneutics” by which they mean an approach to fast/extreme writing. An example of this is that they tried to write a short essay in one day from the initial research but they also do things such as working in pairs with one person typing and the others talking things through.

 Oct 2013

rhetoric.eserver.org rhetoric.eserver.org

To put it generally, all the valuable qualities that youth and age divide between them are united in the prime of life, while all their excesses or defects are replaced by moderation and fitness. The body is in its prime from thirty to fiveandthirty; the mind about fortynine.
