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Luciano Ferrer

Lynda Barry on How the Smartphone Is Endangering Three Ingredients of Creativity: Loneliness, Uncertainty & Boredom - 0 views

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    "She demanded that all participating staff members surrender their phones and other such personal devices. The book you hold in your hands would not exist had high school been a pleasant experience for me… It was on those quiet weekend nights when even my parents were out having fun that I began making serious attempts to make stories in comics form. - Adrian Tomine, introduction to 32 Stories Computer Science Professor Calvin Newport's recent book, Deep Work, posits that all that shallow phone time is creating stress, anxiety, and lost creative opportunities, while also doing a number on our personal and professional lives.Author Manoush Zomorodi's recent TED Talk on how boredom can lead to brilliant ideas, below, details a weeklong experiment in battling smartphone habits, with lots of scientific evidence to back up her findings."
Luciano Ferrer

Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature' - 0 views

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    "Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review The world's insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a "catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems", according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century."
Luciano Ferrer

Rang-Tan's Story | Iceland's Banned Palm Oil - 0 views

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    "Last year I went to West Kalimantan in Borneo to see for myself the effects of the runaway growth of the palm oil industry. I came home firm in the belief that Iceland would not continue using palm oil until companies delivered on their zero deforestation commitments. This is because palm oil has had devastating consequences for local communities, who are being displaced, and on endangered species like the orangutan (our closest relative in the wild), which are being driven close to extinction. Palm oil has many benefits, chiefly that its yields are better than the alternatives. But it is grown almost exclusively in areas of tropical rainforest, which are the 'crown jewels' of our planet's biodiversity. With 146 football pitches of rainforest being lost every hour in Indonesia alone, the urgency of the crisis cannot be overstated. And global demand is set to double by 2050. At Iceland the 1,000 tonnes of palm oil we used annually pale into insignificance compared to many of our competitors. As such a tiny player we took the decision that the only way we could create meaningful change was to shout very loudly from outside the established palm oil industry. So we decided simply to stop using palm oil until the industry cleaned up its act. It was our own decision to give consumers a choice where previously there was none. We never called for a wider industry ban, and accept entirely that a wholesale boycott of palm oil is not the right long term solution. ..."
Francisco Gascón Moya

UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger - 5 views

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    El Atlas UNESCO de las lenguas del mundo en peligro tiene por finalidad sensibilizar a los encargados de la elaboración de políticas, las comunidades de hablantes y el público en general, al problema de las lenguas en peligro de desaparición y a la necesidad de salvaguardar la diversidad lingüística del mundo. También pretende ser un instrumento para efectuar el seguimiento de las lenguas amenazadas y de las tendencias que se observan en la diversidad lingüística a nivel mundial.
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