Fundamental disagreement about climate change — Climate Etc.


by Judith Curry How can the fundamental disagreement about the causes of climate change be most effectively communicated?

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A hike with a climate change. — Montana Outdoors


Yesterday morning I left early for a hike on USFS trail 340 to the top of Mount Baldy, determined to hike no matter what the weather might be (and was prepared for most anything). Near the trail head this Indian Paintbrush was bright with the color of full bloom: Scarlet Indian Paintbrush ~ castilleja miniata […]

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Claim: Climate Change will be Solved by Feminism — Watts Up With That?


Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to former President of the Republic of Ireland and former UN commissioner Mary Robinson, more feminism will solve the climate crisis. Climate change a ‘man-made problem with a feminist solution’ says Robinson Zoe Tabary JUNE 19, 2018 LONDON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women must be at the […]

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Daily News Roundup: U. of Michigan Donor’s Family Reaps Benefits From University Investments — The Chronicle of Philanthropy


An alumnus helped support a trip to Paris for the football team after the university had invested $100 million in his son’s private-equity funds. In other articles, an assistant to a pastor of an iconic evangelical church outside Chicago says he sexually harassed her; a religious group is facing protests and lawsuits over its work…

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Opinion: It’s Not Just Charities That Should Push for New Donor-Advised Fund Rules — The Chronicle of Philanthropy


Tax-fairness advocates and activists seeking an overhaul of America’s financial institutions should press policy makers to change the rules and incentives so more money flows quickly to active nonprofits rather than sitting in investment accounts.

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Daily News Roundup: Judge Invalidates Ruling on Anonymous Gifts to ‘Dark-Money’ Groups — The Chronicle of Philanthropy


The Federal Election Commission’s regulation “blatantly undercuts the congressional goal of fully disclosing the sources of money flowing into federal political campaigns,” the judge wrote. In other articles, LeBron James’s funding of a public school is a departure from most suuch celebrity gifts, which usually go to charters; and local aid workers make less than…

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Fair Weather Praying (worse than being a “Fair-Weather Friend”) — TOWER AND FLIGHTS


Originally Posted on: TowerAndFlights (AmericaOnCoffee) Image source SO…. a person you really loved for some time, is no longer being a friend when you’re going through difficulties. Is this friend a friend, in deed? In reverse: Some of us do not pray until we are going through major tragedies or difficulties. Rest assured, people, we […]

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Gretchen Whitmer Wins Democratic Nomination for Michigan Governor — NYT > Politics


A congressional special election in Ohio was too close to call on Tuesday night, as was a competitive Republican primary for governor in Kansas that included conservative Kris Kobach.

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Boris Johnson burka row: Tories should ditch MP, peer says — BBC News – UK Politics


Calls for the Conservatives to take further action as the ex-foreign secretary stands by his comments.

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The difference between poverty and poverty tourism? You’ll never live like common people. — Cooking on a Bootstrap


Every now and again, a minor celebrity or institution will announce that they are ‘challenging themselves’ to ‘be poor for a day’ in order to raise awareness of the plight of people living in poverty in the UK. Sometimes this is done through charitable initiatives such as Live Below The Line, which I have done […]

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Grammar Purity is One Big Ponzi Scheme — Discover


“These ‘rules’ have shown impressive staying power. From cocktail parties to kitchen tables, these seemingly fascinating bits of grammar trivia have been repeated over and over, in some cases for centuries. Too bad they’re not true.”

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You Don’t Have to Live in Public — Discover


Austin Kleon on the need to gain a sense of ownership over our online lives: “Back [in 2013], the worst I felt social media did was waste your time. Now, the worst social media does is cripple democracy and ruin your soul.”

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Grammar Purity is One Big Ponzi Scheme — Discover


“These ‘rules’ have shown impressive staying power. From cocktail parties to kitchen tables, these seemingly fascinating bits of grammar trivia have been repeated over and over, in some cases for centuries. Too bad they’re not true.”

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Messy Nessy Chic — Discover


A self-described “Cabinet of Chic Curiosities,” Messy Nessy Chic is the labor of love of Paris-based Nessy and Alex, who share posts on travel, art, and fashion, as well as a well-curated selection of internet finds.

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Sexual Purity, #ChurchToo, and the Crisis of Male Evangelical Leadership — Religion & Politics


The abuse of male authority within evangelicalism comes in many forms, and these days revelations of indiscretions are coming fast and furious. The largest of the national and ecclesiastical scandals have made plain that many—too many—leaders of conservative evangelicalism have a problem with power. 1,641 more words

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Evangelicals and Pentecostals Must Do More to Help Immigrants — Religion & Politics


This month, as news spread that the Trump administration was separating immigrant and asylum-seeking children from their parents at the Mexican border, there was a widespread outcry from religious groups. 1,607 more words

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The Christian Nationalism of Donald Trump — Religion & Politics


God and country are persistent themes in President Trump’s rhetoric. In his inaugural address, he predicted Americans “will be protected by God.” He told a crowd… 1,889 more words

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The Social Gospel Roots of the American Religious Left — Religion & Politics


Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospelby Gary DorrienYale University Press, 2018 The revitalization of religious left activism has been in the news a lot lately. 2,039 more words

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Writing and the Arts — Wangiwriter’s Blog


At the June meeting of the Lake Macquarie Fellowship of Australian Writers, our guest presenter was Jan Dean, who is well known in the Hunter region. Jan is an award winning poet, and a former art teacher who loves to combine these major passions. She is a member of Poetry in the Pub, and […]

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A Kind of Homelessness: Evangelicals of Color in the Trump Era — Religion & Politics


Before the 2016 election, Nikki Toyama-Szeto had thought of the term “evangelical” as neutral. “It was about theology,” she told me recently. She had a long history working with evangelical organizations like International Justice Mission and Intervarsity, and as the executive director of Evangelicals for Social Action, she was a well-known speaker and activist in…

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