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Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

Climate Change

Why did the world ignore Boko Haram's Baga attacks?

As media coverage focused on the Paris terror attacks last week, more than 2000 Nigerians were reported to have been killed by Islamist militants. What makes one massacre more newsworthy than another?<p>France spent the weekend coming to terms with last week’s terror attacks in Paris that left 17 …

Africa

Luc Besson writes open letter to young Muslims after Charlie Hebdo killings

French film director calls for rejection of extremism and promises to work with Muslim community for a fairer society<p>Director Luc Besson has written a heartfelt open letter to young French Muslims, calling on them to reject extremism in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings, reports …

Religion

The Vanishing Island - Photographs by Daesung Lee | LensCulture

Imagine if over the next few decades, your home-town were to shrink by 1/2. No, not in population—in area. In available, physical space. What would you do? What could you do?<p>Ghoramara is an island located on a delta region in West Bengal. Due to climate change (melting ice in the Himalayas, …

Government (India)

Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)

<b>Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Dear Aspiring Ranger,<p>You’ve probably just graduated from high school and you’ve undoubtedly already signed an Option 40 contract guaranteeing you a shot at the Ranger indoctrination program (R.I.P.). If you make it …