Jonathan Skinner

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We Can Limit Global Warming To 1.5°C If We Do These Things In The Next Ten Years

Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters<p>Bill Hare, <i>Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research</i> and Niklas Höhne, <i>Wageningen University</i><p>After the climate talks in Marrakech, our climate mission remains the same as what was set out in the 2015 Paris Agreeement: to eliminate all carbon dioxide emissions by the …

Growing up with family and culture is a human right. It's also essential for healing

Knowing who you are – a sense of self, a sense of place; of connection to ancestral culture – is an important right. It is a right that is unnoticed by many, and too often denied to our children.<p>I am fortunate in knowing my shared ancestry: Gamilaray (Kamilaroi) and Scottish.<p>I am a yinar, a mother, …

Crime

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

What Sun Ra's Poetry Can Teach Us About Afrofuturism

"What I would like to see is a scholarly edition of his poems," says the author of a new book on Sun Ra. "I think they're worthy of that treatment..."<p>The Tower of Babel is a biblical myth explaining the formation of Earth's many languages, and it's been explored by artists in many different …

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

Habitats

In Uganda, a filmmaker makes gripping $200 action flicks

WAKALIGA, Uganda (AP) — Deep in a Kampala slum, young men kick each other while a stout man with a salt-and-pepper beard watches them, sometimes nodding in approval.<p>With luck, a stylish blow could become a stunt in the latest action movie to emerge from this tin-roofed collection of houses known as …

Photographer Documents Husband's Depression with Intimate Comparisons to Isolated Environments

In her series called <i>The Sea That Surrounds Us</i>, photographer Maureen Drennan poignantly frames environmental scenes as metaphors for the inner landscapes of the human heart and mind. Half of her images capture the gloomy milieus of Block Island, Rhode Island, where hazy skies meet hushed waters and …

These Beautiful Pictures Aim To Paint A Portrait Of Britain

Digital screens across the UK are displaying portraits of everyday Brits, and some familiar faces.<p>A new nationwide photographic exhibition, <i>Portrait of Britain</i>, features 100 Britons on digital screens in shopping malls, train stations, and high streets across the UK. The art aims to highlight the …

Clenched fists, crossed arms and shaved heads: Africa’s evolving symbols of protest

The signs say it louder and clearer.<p>When protests take over cities or countries, the slogans and symbols create a visual narrative that serve as a reminder for the demands of protestors. From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution to the ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ sign in the United States and the Sunflower …

Ballerina Project Venice: Fighting Decay And Abandonment With Dance Steps

From New York to Venice. 1999-2014. 15 years have passed since the New York photographer Dane Shitagi invented the first Ballerina Project, …

Venice

Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports

A flea market in Kampala, Uganda — a popular resource for local shoppers seeking secondhand bargains from the West | Image credit: CNN<p>Related:<p>In …

Global warming, chemtrails and clouds

My friend, a young fisherman in coastal Maine, is convinced the government is seeding the skies with chemicals and microscopic particles of metal designed to promote cloud formation. His proof: common sense observations of the difference in the clouds above.<p>He insists that "chemtrails" are real, …

Anthrax-spewing zombie deer are the least of your warming planet worries

Climate change may be the best thing to happen to anthropologists in years. For the rest of us? Not so much.<p><b>This place is a mammoth dump</b><p>The annals of …

Ancient human ancestor find in South Africa deepens evolution mystery

About twice a week, Marina Elliott takes a trip back in time. On those days, the Canadian anthropologist is out of bed by 5 a.m. and on the road by 6, driving to the Rising Star cave complex about an hour northwest of Johannesburg.<p>It's winter in South Africa and temperatures have lately been …

Cleaning Plastic Waste in the Ocean Through Man-Made Sea Bins

Garbage is a perennial problem faced by our world. Thankfully, a new research project on garbage disposal is in its last phase. The project is an …

India state aims to plant a record 50 million trees in a day

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in India's most populous state jostled for space Monday as they attempted to plant 50 million trees over 24 hours in hopes of shattering the world record.<p>Officials in Uttar Pradesh distributed millions of saplings to be planted across the state …

artist carlotta kohl doesn’t want to be labelled

The German born, U.S. based artist on 70s porn, the power of social media, and the perils of being pigeonholed.<p>From her candy coloured dreamscapes to her intimate portraits of close female friends, Carlotta Kohl's work touches on all things girl. The daughter of two creatives, art has always been …

Metamorpolis: the Insatiable Sprawl of Chongqing

<i>This compelling photoessay was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards</i> <i>2016</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 39 of the winners and finalists.</i><p>"Metamorpolis" is a series of photographs capturing the incredible mega-city of Chongqing: one of fastest urbanizing city in China, if …

Meet the Street Artist Spray Painting Faces and Forgotten Landscapes

Christina Angelina brings expressive faces to unlikely landscapes.<p>For anyone visiting Los Angeles, Venice Beach is a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian boardwalk stringing together a motley group of vendors, bodybuilders, psychics, medical marijuana advocates, and other offbeat characters. For …

Exxon Has a Brilliant Plan to Get Itself Out of This Climate Change Thing

Just sue those pesky attorneys general investigating company practices.<p>The good folks at <i>DeSmog Blog</i> do a great job aggregating the news about the various forms of disinformation, propaganda, and unmitigated horse-hockey disseminated by the extraction industries and their hirelings in the public …

As his Noam Chomsky animation proves, nobody does freewheeling movie-making like the French director<p>Today’s film-makers are a navel-gazing bunch. Often, they seem less concerned with each project’s individual worth than with its place along some grand career trajectory, or “umbilical cord” as …

Noam Chomsky

Armed with her paintbrush, the illustrator and journalist is redefining reportage with her portraits of Guantánamo Bay, Trump and Syrian refugees<p>Molly Crabapple is sitting in an appropriately noirish and velvety Soho club, talking animatedly about the “global slide to authoritarianism”. “I’m …

Sydney Opera House

How One Naive Amateur Painter Changed the Course of Modern Art Forever

Henri Rousseau, La charmeuse de serpents, 1907, oil on canvas, 167 x 189.5 cm. Paris, Musée d'Orsay. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski.<p><b>Henri Rousseau: The Unlikeliest Member of the Avant-Garde</b><p>One night in 1908, at the age of 64, Henri Rousseau, the toll booth operator turned …

How Carbon Farming Can Reverse Climate Change

Are there agricultural practices that might offer more potential than the ones commonly discussed in the “carbon farming” conversation? In a …

Farming

Shantell Martin: A Creative’s Guide to Changing Gears

In a world of five-year goals and quarter-by-quarter forecasts, Shantell Martin (Behance profile) just wings it. Martin never “plans” her work in the …

The Wild Nightclubs Of Kampala

“All the animals come out at night… Broken eggs, bruised legs, torn skirts, laughing lads, crested cranes, packs of dogs, a wide-eyed man with a …

Stacks of colorful rocks have appeared in the desert near Las Vegas

This bright, bold, colorful art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, is located in the desert south of Las Vegas, Nevada. The recently …

100 Naked Women Will Welcome Donald Trump to the Republican National Convention

Artist Spencer Tunick discusses his art installation near the Quicken Loans Arena in July.<p>At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July, 100 naked women will stand facing the Quicken Loans Arena holding large, round mirrors. They'll be part of artist Spencer Tunick's latest …

Government

India plans to spend $6.2 billion to create new forests

In the past century India has suffered rampant deforestation, which has destroyed wildlife habitats, rendered land less fertile, and reduced a major …