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Finally, A Climate Change Documentary That Will Get You Excited To Fix It

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:54:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/06/finally-a-climate-change-documentary-that-will-get-you-excited-to-fix-it/>

"Whether the audience is policy wonks, nature lovers, or environmental
activists, documentaries on climate change still feel like a niche thing
in 2019. Which is what makes Ice on Fire, the climate documentary

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The Underground Boys of Tana

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:53:25 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.neatorama.com/2019/06/11/The-Underground-Boys-of-Tana/

"Meet the Underground Boys of Tana, a troupe of young boys who sing on
the streets Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. They entertain
passers-by so they can earn a living and support their family."

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Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:52:39 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/climate/climate-financial-market-risk.html>

"Rostin Behnam, who sits on the federal government’s five-member
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a powerful agency overseeing major
financial markets including grain futures, oil trading and complex

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The Radical Plan to Save the Planet by Working Less

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:51:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bj9yjq/the-radical-plan-to-save-the-planet-by-working-less>

"The degrowth movement wants to intentionally shrink the economy to
address climate change, and create lives with less stuff, less work, and
better well-being. But is it a utopian fantasy?"

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How the West is Destroying Itself Through Its Fear of Migrants

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:37:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://lithub.com/how-the-west-is-destroying-itself-through-its-fear-of-migrants/>

"The West is being destroyed, not by migrants, but by the fear of
migrants. In country after country, the ghosts of the fascists have
rematerialized and are sitting in parliaments in Germany, in Austria, in

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Mending hearts: how a ‘repair economy’ creates a kinder, more caring community

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:36:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/mending-hearts-how-a-repair-economy-creates-a-kinder-more-caring-community-113547>

"Returning to an economy of repair could help create a kinder, more
inclusive society. By mending broken things we might also help mend
what’s broken in ourselves."

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Star Control lawfight settled by bees

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:35:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/06/12/star-control-lawfight-settled-by-bees/>

"Bees have intervened to amicably settle the legal dispute over rights
to the Star Control series of sci-fi explore-o-RPGs.  After finding
common ground in a love of bees, Star Control creators Fred Ford and

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DefunctTV: The History of Fraggle Rock

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:28:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl4mlq6zAxw

"In the fourth part of the six-part series on Jim Henson, DefunctTV
explores the history of HBO's Fraggle Rock and the Dark Crystal"

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The End of Days?

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:58:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2019/06/the-end-of-days/

"Kubler-Ross wrote in the 1960s about how we experience grief. It has
been shown that we do not pass through stages of grief, but what was
once described that way still illustrates the many ways we may grapple

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N.I.H. Head Calls for End to All-Male Panels of Scientists

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:57:25 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/health/collins-male-science-panels.html>

"Francis Collins pledged to decline to speak at conferences that do not
include enough women in prominent speaking roles."

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