this went thru my mind

 

Climate change & global warming: Not in 27 Years

“If you were born in or after April 1985, if you are right now 27 years old or younger, you have never lived through a month that was colder than average.”

Health & sanitation: Raise a Stink About Global Sanitation by Florence Davey-Attlee

“We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them … and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.”

Houston: Kinder Houston Area Survey [downloadable .pdf files]

“The annual Kinder Houston Area Survey has measured this region’s remarkable economic and demographic transformations and recorded the way area residents are responding to them.  No other metropolitan area in America has been the focus of a research program of this scope.  None more clearly exemplifies the trends that are rapidly refashioning the social and political landscape of urban America. … The 2012 Kinder Houston Area Survey findings are now available.”

Israel, Palestine, peace & war: War Does Not Work in Israel/Palestine by Bob Roberts

“As one Palestinian scholar told me – the biggest problem is they are both ‘victim’ cultures. The Jewish statement ‘never again’ causes overreach on the part of the Jews in how they can be heavy handed with the Palestinians. The displacement of millions of Palestinians having been driven from their homeland after centuries and millennia prevents them from thinking about moving forward with where things are versus what they wish they could go back to.”

Just for fun: The Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England

“Are Great Britain, the UK and England the same thing? Is Ireland part of the UK? What’s Wales!? To help explain things, I put together this infographic to define the parts that make up the UK and how it came about.”

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