• Science

    How climate change may shape the world in the centuries to come

    It’s hard to imagine what Earth might look like in 2500. But a collaboration between science and art is offering an unsettling window into how ongoing climate change might transform now-familiar terrain into alien landscapes over the next few centuries. These visualizations — of U.S. Midwestern farms overtaken by subtropical plants, of a dried-up Amazon rainforest, of extreme heat baking the Indian subcontinent — emphasize why researchers need to push climate projections long past the customary benchmark of 2100, environmental social scientist Christopher Lyon and colleagues contend September 24 in Global Change Biology. Fifty years have passed since the first climate projections, which set that distant target at 2100, says…

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    Climate experts warn world leaders 1.5C is ‘real science’, not just talking point | Cop26

    The 1.5C temperature limit to be discussed by world leaders at critical meetings this weekend is a vital physical threshold for the planet’s climate, and not an arbitrary political construct that can be haggled over, leading climate scientists have warned. World leaders are meeting in Rome and Glasgow over the next four days to thrash out a common approach aimed at holding global temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the lower of two limits set out in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. But some countries are unwilling to peg their emissions plans to the tougher goal, as it would require more urgent efforts. They prefer to consider long-term goals…

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  • Exchange Student

    Virtual Exchange Program Connects Students Across the World

    At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when virtual learning became the norm, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the Education Office of the Consulate of Spain came together to create a virtual exchange program for students.  Connecting young people across the globe, the Dos Orillas Intercultural Exchange Program partnered schools in San Diego County with schools in Spain to provide students and teachers with authentic opportunities for meaningful interaction and collaboration in world languages.  In the 2020-21 school year, more than 1,100 students with 38 teachers participated in this linguistic, cultural, and educational exchange. The Dos Orillas Intercultural Exchange Program aims to expand intercultural understanding and…

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  • Education

    Five things you need to know this week about global education (June 4, 2021) – World

    We focus on the search for over 130 children after another mass kidnapping at a Nigerian school – and learning support for Syrian children with disabilities. 136 abducted in latest Nigeria school raid More than 130 children were seized in the latest school kidnapping in northern Nigeria – but authorities have ruled out paying a ransom to secure their freedom. Police are trying to track the route taken by the gang who grabbed the students, aged about seven to 15. Gunmen on motorbikes struck in the town of Tegina in Niger state on Sunday. One person was shot dead and another seriously injured. The number of kidnapped students had been…

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  • Science

    These ‘creativity genes’ allowed humans to take over the world

    Creativity could be one of the main reasons Homo sapiens survived and dominated over related species such as Neanderthals and chimpanzees, according to a new study.  The idea that creativity may have given Homo sapiens a survival edge over Neanderthals has been around a long time, said senior author Dr. Claude Robert Cloninger, a professor emeritus in the psychiatry and genetics departments at Washington University in St. Louis. But that’s a tricky case to prove, as we still don’t know how creative Neanderthals actually were, he said.  “The problem with evaluating creativity in extinct species is, of course, you can’t talk to them,” Cloninger told Live Science. So an international…

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  • Home Schooling

    Homeschooling’s pandemic renaissance | WORLD

    MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Tuesday the 20th of April, 2021. Thanks for joining us for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. First up: homeschooling. The topsy-turvy past year forced a lot of changes, not all of them bad. Millions of Americans have come to appreciate the advantages of teaching children at home. A recent report by the Census Bureau revealed a big surge in homeschooling households. When the survey began around the 1st of May last year, the number of U.S. households with school-aged children teaching them at home was just over 5 percent. REICHARD:…

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    17-Year-Old Yogi Explains How Homeschooling Helped Him Become One of the Youngest Yoga Teachers in the World

    PARIS, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Homeschooling requires great self-disciple, which was a significant challenge in 17-year-old Jules Thine’s pre-teen years. His father was dedicated to his education, and to showing him the world. “We traveled, experiencing countries and cultures first-hand,” remarks Jules. Thanks to his father and the great expansion of online resources, Jules was able to complete his education in a way that was way richer than he could have expected from a traditional school. Jules thine a.k.a. julesyogi in scale pose or lifted lotus pose While speaking during the interview, Jules also explained how homeschooling helped him. “My experience with homeschooling led me to love learning. It was…

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