Grandmothering | Nobel Peace Prize belongs to indigenous climate activists | Greenland Ice Melt | #PINO Fake President

“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]

Source: It’s not just Greta: the Nobel Peace Prize belongs to indigenous climate activists | The Spinoff

**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.

HORROR: Forced from home: climate-fuelled displacement | Oxfam International

**Greenland’s Ice Is Melting Nearly Eight Times Faster Than It Was 27 Years Ago

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** COP25 Was a Failure

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

in the Chicopee newspaper

 

 

24 comments

  1. LT, talking about an easy book to write, Fake President would take the cake!

    The only problem Tubularsock could envision is stopping the flow of Bullshit long enough to keep the book from becoming an entire multi volume encyclopedia.

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  2. It is interesting how the media chooses their “darlings.” Somehow Greta has become the chosen voice for so many, who are often over-looked as you note. For some reason we still choose to ignore, on a large scale, the voices of the indigenous. My guess is that there’s a great deal of latent guilt wrapped into this choice. It’s easier to ignore than to face the long list of atrocities we’ve created over time. Thank you for bringing awareness.

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  3. There were many youthful voices protesting climate change long before Greta. But it appears that she has a good agent! 🙂
    I watched a film on the BBC last week about the Greenland ‘shrinkage’. It’s a sobering truth.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. I tend to think Greta’s message resonates because it is coming from within that sphere of privilege and cultural blindness… She is free-floating in a sea of self-righteous, me-first and me-loudest indignity… That is new because it is unexpected — unlike the message that indigenous people have been trying to deliver since the beginning…We have gotten tone-deaf, seeing indigenous opinion as quaint and romantic if not almost obligatory…akin to mindless tree-hugging. But when it comes from within your own bubble it startles… It is not that she by race is more right or righteous, but that she has erupted from within with same passion as indigenous peoples without the “racial” guilt and all of the moral responsibility. It takes a thief to catch a thief…

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