Oliver Picton

322 Flips | 15 Magazines | 14 Followers | @OliverPicton | Social Studies HoD and Geography teacher at the American International School Johannesburg. 

Toronto professor Jordan Peterson takes on gender-neutral pronouns

<b>A Canadian university professor ignited controversy by refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns. Is he a villain or a victim?</b><p>University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson had enough of what he saw as a campus culture where "social justice warrior, left-wing radical political activists" …

Rights & Freedoms

a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

Date |<p>Data |<p>Scale |<p>Source |<p>Control | Now « – ‹ – › – » ⊕Grid▷HD<p>Mode | Air – Ocean – Chem – Particulates – Space<p>Height | Sfc – 1000 – 850 – 700 – 500 …

Australia Is Moving Itself 1.8 Meters North on Maps — NOVA Next | PBS

Time to update your maps—Australia’s moving.<p>Since 1994, when the country last updated its coordinates, Australia has drifted 1.5 meters north (about …

Australia

Why is globalisation under attack?

<b>Free trade and globalisation seem to be under siege from a broad and loud range of opponents.</b><p>For decades there has been a strong consensus that globalisation brought more jobs, higher wages and lower prices - not just for richer countries but also for developing and poorer nations.<p>But many people, …

Globalization

Hurricane Matthew: Thousands displaced in Haiti

<b>The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has left thousands of people displaced in Haiti, with rescuers struggling to reach the worst-hit areas.</b><p>Hurricane Matthew is said to have devastated parts of the country, where at least two people have died.<p>The storm has now moved off the …

Rainfall

Hurricanes will worsen as planet warms and sea levels rise, scientists warn

Some say Hurricane Matthew, which slammed Haiti and is headed towards the US, is the sort of fierce lashing that will be more common due to climate change<p>Major storms such as Hurricane Matthew, which has slammed into Haiti and is now headed towards the US, will grow in menace as the world warms and …

Weather

Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

The global temperature has increased to a level not seen for 115,000 years, requiring daunting technological advances that will cost the coming generations hundreds of trillions of dollars, according to the scientist widely credited with bringing climate change to the public’s attention.<p>A new paper …

Climate Change

Language and literature course | International Baccalaureate®

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Bachelor's Degree

Globalisation: Where on the elephant are you?

<b>There is, to use the great cliche, an elephant in the room.</b><p>The room is globalisation, the increasing international economic integration we have lived through over the last few decades.<p>The elephant is what that development has arguably done to the distribution of income.<p>Why an elephant?<p>Because …

Globalization

Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti

<b>The most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade has hit Haiti, bringing 230km/h (145mph) winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surges.</b><p>Hurricane Matthew, a Category Four storm, has led to a number of deaths in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.<p>Southern Haiti has effectively been cut off …

Rainfall

Discharge & Hydrographs

The discharge of a river (or stream) is the volume of water that flows past a point in the river’s course per second. The volume is measured in cubic …

Zambia : Govt adopts policies to address gender inequality

Government says it has adopted deliberate policies that will address gender inequality in the country in line with the United Nations(UN) Sustainable …

Gender

Ten countries host half of world's refugees: report

Ten countries - which account for just 2.5 percent of the global economy - are hosting more than half the world's refugees, a rights group has said, accusing wealthy countries of leaving poorer nations to bear the brunt of a worsening crisis.<p>In a report published on Tuesday, Amnesty International …

World’s largest matrilineal society

Hinduism

Farming mega-mergers threaten food security, say campaigners

Deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers<p>When an Indian farmer plants his cotton crop, there’s at least a 75% chance the seeds have been been bought from a company owned by Monsanto. If a Latin American …

Agriculture

Google pushes into India with free wi-fi

<b>Google is to roll out a comprehensive public wi-fi platform in India, as part of its bid to get more people using its services.</b><p>Dubbed Google Station, the service will see wi-fi hotspots rolled out in stations, with plans to expand this to shopping malls and cafes at some point.<p>Google already offers …

Wi-Fi

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TB drug designed for children launched in Kenya

<b>The world's first drug specifically designed to treat tuberculosis in children has been launched in Kenya.</b><p>The new pill is a combination of three drugs used to treat tuberculosis, mixed in the right dosage, and is fruit-flavoured to appeal to children.<p>Until now, the global TB Alliance says pills …

Africa

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

The Paris climate change agreement is worthless. Politicians can’t possibly honour it unless we stop developing all new fossil fuel reserves<p>Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the …

Fossil Fuels

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said.<p>The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 …

Global Warming

Why India's water dispute with Pakistan matters

Justin Rowlatt<p><b>For years, strategic analysts have warned that future conflicts would increasingly be over one of the essentials of life itself - water.</b><p>A series of standoffs in South Asia in recent weeks suggests their predictions are now coming true, with worrying implications for peace in the …

India

GEOGRAPHY FOR 2018 & BEYOND

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My name is Mr Daniel Greenfield and I am a Geography teacher at Oakham School in Rutland, UK (http://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/). I read Geography at …

Manila shakes up for city-wide earthquake drill - BBC News

AFP<p>At 09:00 (01:00 GMT) across Manila, radio stations, companies, churches and schools sounded the earthquake alarm, signalling the start of the drill<p>AFP<p>The city saw scenarios such as collapsed buildings, fires, stampedes and looting to test how rescue teams would respond.<p>EPA<p>Containers were placed …

Manila

Japan's $1m fertility gambit to help women become mothers

With the country’s population in decline, one city plans to spend 90m yen to preserve women’s eggs for future use<p>Iwaho Kikuchi will measure his success in the number of babies born in his city. Not this year, or next year necessarily, but in 10 or even 20 years’ time.<p>Kikuchi is the doctor in charge …

Reproductive Medicine