“Grandmothering was the initial step toward making us who we are,” says senior author Kristen Hawkes, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. In 1997 Hawkes proposed the “grandmother hypothesis,” a theory that explains menopause by citing the under-appreciated evolutionary value of grandmothering. Hawkes says that grandmothering helped us to develop “a whole array of social capacities that are then the foundation for the evolution of other distinctly human traits, including pair bonding, bigger brains, learning new skills and our tendency for cooperation.”
WOW: New Evidence That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution | Science | Smithsonian
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Her campaign to challenge world leaders on the climate emergency has made Greta Thunberg the favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Adam Currie questions why the public are so keen to hear the Swedish teen’s message over the Indigenous youth who raised their voices… [Greta Thunberg BIOPIC reveals cameras were rolling from day one of her ‘viral’ rise]
**More Climate Refugees
Climate-fuelled disasters were the number one driver of internal displacement over the last decade – forcing an estimated 20 million people a year from their homes. While no one is immune, it is overwhelmingly poor countries that are most at risk. Eighty percent of those displaced in the last decade live in Asia, home to over a third of the world’s poorest people. Small island developing states make up seven of the 10 countries that face the highest risk of internal displacement as a result of extreme weather events. These communities are 150 times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather disasters than communities in Europe. Countries from Somalia to Guatemala are seeing large numbers of people displaced by both conflict and the climate crisis.
NEW BOOK: Fake President: Decoding Trump’s Gaslighting, Corruption, and General Bullsh*t by Mark Green, Ralph Nader… ISBN: 9781510751125 : Skyhorse Publishing $16.99
“Terrific new book. Fake President informs as it entertains.”
Donald Trump is a fake president: Beware, this PINO (President In Name Only) will only get worse as 2020 looms.
— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) December 10, 2019
Go Read: Fake President
— Trace kalala Hentz (@StonePony33) December 17, 2019
— Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) December 17, 2019
BY LT (giving a bath to Santa and Rudolph)
Hey everyone! Does it seem to you, too, that we are being distracted every. single. minute?
Are TV and big media the gamers of hysteria and profits and clearly won’t shut up on any topic concerning Trump the PINO (President In Name Only).
Our panic creates fear, big emotions, and not solutions.
It’s a show, a distraction.
Something is off. Something bigger is happening. It feels much too late to be in panic about climate.
The young who are most at risk should drop everything to solve this, to rally, to work on solutions. Apparently TV is not sharing what the young are doing and doing well.
Use winter to calm yourself. Turn off the TV. Spend time with friends. Turn off the phone. Play music.
and I leave you with this: CREATE SOMETHING