Nick Robson

41 Flips | 13 Magazines | 54 Likes | 13 Following | 8 Followers | @nick_cayman | Nick has a background in the NGO sector. He has a MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford. Founder of the Climate War Room.

Peace Boat Eco Ship Project

We’ve been writing about ships and yachts for years, but we’ve never encountered one that unifies luxury and environmental awareness and protection …

French Roma woman eyes seat in Senate elections

Anina Ciuciu’s journey to contest a French Senate seat in elections next month has been nothing if not unusual.<p>But the Romania-born woman wants to use it to the advantage of her marginalised would-be constituents in Seine-Saint-Denis, a district that comprises some of Paris’s roughest …

This Woman Was Detained By Anti-Terror Police For Reading A Book About Syrian Art. She Wants To Know Why.

Exclusive: The Independent Police Complaints Commission won’t investigate why Faizah Shaheen was detained under terror laws for reading a book about Syrian culture.<p>Faizah Shaheen was in the queue at Doncaster Airport’s passport control last July when she got a feeling she was about to be …

How to bulk select and delete photos the easy way on iPhone

You know how to share, and how to delete photos from your iPhone and iPad, and you have no trouble selecting a bunch of photos at once in the Photos app. But what if you want to select a <i>ton</i> of images at a time? Tapping on each, one at a time, to enable the check mark, gets old pretty fast.<p>What if I …

Pacemakers are far more vulnerable to hacking than we thought

Back in January, the FDA has finally acknowledged that some pacemakers and other cardiac devices are vulnerable to hacking. But how vulnerable are they, exactly? A security company called WhiteScope has discovered 8,000 bugs that hackers can exploit in pacemaker programmers -- the tools used to …

Computer Science

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

Use Apple Pencil to mark up PDFs in Mail app

Today we’ll learn how to open and edit a PDF right in the iOS Mail app, and then send it on its way, all without opening any extra apps. Given that a lot of PDFs we receive are documents that need to be checked over, or signed, and then returned, this tip is a real time-saver.<p>Instead of waiting …

Colombia landslides: Over 200 die in Putumayo floods

<b>Landslides have killed at least 206 people in south-west Colombia and left many more injured, aid officials say.</b><p>Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province.<p>The Red Cross said that at least 220 were missing, and another 202 were …

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have …

Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’

A lot has happened since Nicholas Stern, then a permanent secretary at the Treasury, produced his landmark review of the impact of climate change 10 years ago. His work was quickly recognised as the definitive account of the economic dangers posed to the planet by global warming.<p>Since then, global …

Climate

Rock shelter used by speedy early Australians

<b>The speed at which the first Aboriginal settlers spread across Australia has been underlined by the discovery of an ancient rock shelter north of Adelaide.</b><p>The rock fissure in the Flinders Ranges contains tools and other artefacts that date back to around 49,000 years ago.<p>That means Aboriginal …

The Many Costs of Campus Carry

When I was growing up, in Kansas City, Missouri, I didn’t know anyone who had gone to college. No one in my family had ever gone; almost everyone found work in the city’s ever-growing service sector, learned a trade, or joined the military. College seemed like a good idea, though I knew as much …

#determinationiseverything This is what we find in the young generation of #CentralAsia

#determinationiseverything This is what we find in the young generation of #CentralAsia. They are tired of #war and #conflict and are leading us into a more fair and peaceful tomorrow.⠀<br>.⠀<br>#peacethrougheducation #educateagirlchangetheworld #girlseducation #learning #photooftheday #saynototerrorism #wewillrise #girlspower #moment #afghanistan #logarprovince http://ift.tt/2e4pJni

Urban water security: Lessons for the Danube region

Author: <i>Robert C. Brears</i>, rcb.chc@gmail.com<p><i>Editorial Notes</i>: The International Scientific Forum “Danube – River of Cooperation” (ISF”DRC”), the …

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

The German writer Norman Ohler lives on the top floor of a 19th-century apartment building on the south bank of the river Spree in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Visiting him there is a vertiginous experience. For one thing, he works – and likes to entertain visitors – in what he calls his “writing tower”, a …

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Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles less than normal. And apparently we’re not doing much to stop it: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s …

Farming

English Brexit Vote Has Revived Calls for a United Ireland

Paolo Pellegrin—Magnum Photos<p>Patrick Zachmann—Magnum Photos<p>Mikhael Subotzky—Magnum Photos<p>Jonas Bendiksen—Magnum Photos<p>Christopher Anderson—Magnum …

Hawaii conference to build 100% renewable microgrid

VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, June 21-23 in Honolulu, will use a 100-percent renewable energy microgrid — modeling resilience, …

Why I must speak out about climate change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he …

Middle East Peace: The Principles behind the Process

Below is the transcript of the speech by Sir Alan Duncan MP at the Royal United Services Institute, on Tuesday October 14th, 2014.<p>Introduction<p>May I …

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate": A Book That Should Be Widely Read Book Review By Kim Scipes

<b>Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate": A Book That Should Be Widely Read</b><p><b>Book Review By Kim Scipes</b><p>29 September, 2014</b> …

Giant wall of dust sweeps through Phoenix, Arizona - timelapse video

Timelapse footage shows a giant wall of dust blow through Phoenix, Arizona, over the weekend. The dust storm, caused by 40mph winds, swept through the metropolitan area on Saturday, covering cars, buildings and planes. The National Weather Service issued a dust warning for the area and hundreds of …

Flood-hit Pakistanis decry official response | Humanitarian crises

<b>Multan, Pakistan -</b> It's been nearly two weeks since Pakistan's two major rivers flooded large parts of northern Pakistan, but the government's response has been anything but prompt.<p>Residents in flood-hit areas have complained about the haphazard and inadequate reaction to the deluge that has left …

More than Dangerous: Naomi Klein takes on climate deniers

It's not that the data is secret.<p>The World Meteorological Organisation said in its annual report that radiative forcing – the difference between how …

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Activists push for guaranteed minimum income

MONTREAL – A group of academics and activists is trying to drum up interest in an ambitious plan to provide every Canadian with a guaranteed minimum …

Besieged by the rising tides of climate change, Kiribati buys land in Fiji

The people of Kiribati, a group of islands in the Pacific ocean particularly exposed to climate change, now own a possible refuge elsewhere. President Anote Tong has recently finalised the purchase of 20 sq km on Vanua Levu, one of the Fiji islands, about 2,000km away.<p>The Church of England has sold …