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Plants appear to lose consciousness when sedated

Are plants conscious? A new study found that anesthetics work on flora – but what exactly is happening here? University of Bonn plant cell biologist …

Semiosis Author Sue Burke on Writing Non-Human Points of View

Not every mind is human, which is a challenge for authors. It’s hard enough to write from a different human point of view: we’re a varied species, …

Paul Krugman got the working class wrong. That blunder had consequences | Thomas Frank

One of the most influential commentators in the US now recognises that white working-class voters have shifted en masse to the Republicans<p>On New Year’s Day, the economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman issued a series of tweets in which he proclaimed as follows:<p>The central fact of US …

Middle-class

Why We Are Naively Optimistic About Climate Change

There is comfort in distance, especially when the distance is in time.<p>Things that will happen far in the future seem not to bother us much, given that we will, most likely, be out of the picture.<p>This is certainly true when I put on my astrophysicist hat and talk about how the sun will turn into a …

Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century.<p>The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of experts from the …

Here's how you can actually help stop climate change

It takes more than turning off the lights, but it's all doable.<p>Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in <i>New York</i> …

Fossil Fuels

Climate change will make the South and Midwest too hot to handle

It will increase overall inequality<p>Southern and Midwestern US states will suffer the biggest economic losses from climate change, according to a new study. Some of these areas, already among the poorest in the country, stand to lose as much as 20 percent of the value of the goods and services they …

If you live in the South, climate change could kill your economy

Northern states might actually profit as the planet warms.<p>Union County, Florida is 250 square miles, nestled in the middle of the state’s pan—not the handle—about an hour southwest of Jacksonville and nearly as far from the state’s southern border. Residents depend on four things for their county's …

Climate Change

Examined Life - Judith Butler & Sunaura Taylor 720p.avi

Judith Butler. Hannah Arendt, Ethics, and Responsibility. 2009 1/10

Judith Butler with Bracha Ettinger. Ethics on a Global Scale. 2011

Judith Butler, “Legal Violence: An Ethical and Political Critique”