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  1. There is no way this is what I said. I explicitly...

    There is no way this is what I said. I explicitly wrote that I understood the need for air conditioning in places like Florida and Louisiana, but not in northern states. As for northern Europe being...
  2. You don't seem to realise that the more people...

    You don't seem to realise that the more people are going to use air conditioning, the hotter the Earth is going to be. It's a vicious cycle.

    Maybe part of the problem is that a majority of...
  3. Is it time for Americans to stop using their air conditioners?

    No less than 90% of American homes have air conditioning. In Europe it's under 1% (except in Italy and Spain where its a bit over 10%). It's not because the United States has a hotter climate. It's...
  4. Governments, or at least politicians, can be...

    Governments, or at least politicians, can be charged with crimes in international law at the International Court of Justice of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. The former...
  5. Ecocide may soon become an international crime

    On 15th July the French Parliament voted to make ecocide (mass damage and destruction of ecosystems) a crime, with 99.3% approval. President Macron calls for ecocide to be made a crime in...
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    New Ecology section

    You may have noticed that Eupedia now has an Ecology section. I have written five articles in the last few days. I'll let you read them. Your feedback is welcome. :smile:
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    Sticky: Actor Kevin Spacey...

    Actor Kevin Spacey (real name Kevin Spacey Fowler) might belong to haplogroup I2a2a-L701>P78>S25733. He descends from William Fowler (c.1596-1660) from Aylesbury, England. A descendant of the same...
  8. I think that this survey gives the measure of...

    I think that this survey gives the measure of people's open-mindedness vs narrow-mindedness. People in Western Europe are less jingoistic and more open-minded about other cultures because:

    1)...
  9. Sticky: I have created a page outside the forum: Ethical...

    I have created a page outside the forum: Ethical clothing & footwear ratings
  10. Sticky: Here is an updated ranking incorporating the...

    Here is an updated ranking incorporating the rating from Good on you (combing the 3 ratings on 5 and converting the total in percentage). The addition of a 5th rating component allowed me to include...
  11. eBussy: a new revolutionary modulable electric vehicle

    It's hard to describe what eBussy is in one word. It's a minibus, but also mini motorhome, a pickup truck and a van, all rolled into one. The eBussy is an astonishing electric vehicle based on a...
  12. How to choose the best coffee for your health and for the planet?

    Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks. The International Coffee Organization estimates that in 2019/20, coffee consumption worldwide exceeded 10 billions kg (169.34 million bags of 60 kg...
  13. I just read an article...

    I just read an article in the Brussels Times announcing that a new Migration Museum opened in Brussels a few months ago. This excerpt adds to what I wrote above:

    VUB cultural philosopher Eric...
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    Photo-real portraits of Roman emperors

    Using the neural-net tool Artbreeder, Photoshop and historical references, Daniel Voshart have created photoreal portraits of Roman Emperors. For this project, I have transformed, or restored...
  15. Sticky: Here is the summary of the four ratings for major...

    Here is the summary of the four ratings for major fashion brands. I only included companies that were included in at least three indices for the average.



    Brand
    Sustainable Cotton
    Green...
  16. If I give a bonus for Greenpeace donations...

    If I give a bonus for Greenpeace donations (adjusted for GDP per capita) as calculated here, the countries for which Greenpeace data is available obtain the following score.



    Country
    Old...
  17. If I exclude Fairtrade from the total Green vMeme...

    If I exclude Fairtrade from the total Green vMeme score, here is what I obtain for the New World.




    Country
    Green vMeme score
    Happiness Score (2019)
  18. C2b is found in the western half of North America...

    C2b is found in the western half of North America from Alaska to Texas, including some Na-Dené, Algonquian-, or Siouan-speaking populations. American C2b is all C2b1a1a-P39 and apparently originated...
  19. In any case if humans reached the American...

    In any case if humans reached the American continent 30,000 to 33,000 years ago, they would have been dark skinned and would probably have carried Y-DNA haplogroups now extinct in the Americas (C, D...
  20. Neanderthal allele associated with lower threshold to pain

    Science Daily: Neanderthals may have had a lower threshold for pain

    "Pain is mediated through specialized nerve cells that are activated when potentially harmful things affect various parts of our...
  21. New archeological evidence shows that humans already reached America 33,000 years ago

    This is some groundbreaking news. The consensus had been that Siberians colonised the Americas around 15,000 to 14,000 years ago. This was not only supported by archaeology, but also but genetics, as...
  22. Countries with higher GDP per capita less likely to link belief in God to morality

    The Pew Research Center has published a new global survey named The Global God Divide, in which they investigate whether people agree whether there is the connection between belief in God and...
  23. Sticky: Eco-friendly & ethical shopping: What brands of clothing & shoes to buy and to avoid?

    We have all heard of climate change, plastic pollution, toxic wastes, the loss of biodiversity caused by deforestation carried our for the sake of intensive agriculture, or the horrible working...
  24. I verified the claim about Brussels being the...

    I verified the claim about Brussels being the second most cosmopolitan city in the world. Actually it depends how we look at it. Is it the total number of nationalities or languages? Or the...
  25. Eastern Polynesia colonised by Austronesians and Native Americans

    A new paper confirms that Native pre-Columbian Americans from Colombia migrated to Eastern Polynesia 800 years ago and intermingled with the expanding Polynesian population of Austronesian origin.
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