What we depend on to sustain our quality of life ..

ScienceDaily (June 6, 2012) — Keeping the Earth, our life support system, in terms of supporting humanity: Continue Reading:

Loss of biodiversity increasingly threatens human well-being [Research] Continues:

Yale study concludes public apathy over climate change unrelated to science literacy: Read More:

Without the symmetry of equality, does social cohesion devolve into Tribalism?
This fact is often cited as evidence that tribal peoples saw only the members of their own tribe as “people,” and denigrated all others as something less. In fact, this is a tenuous conclusion to draw from the evidence. Many languages refined their identification as “the true people,” or “the real people,” dehumanizing the other people or simply considering them inferior. To circle the ideological wagons of the members of the tribe, produces social cohesion that strengthens our tribe’s dominance in overall society. The more driven we are to circle the wagons in pursuit of the safety of social cohesion, the more we abandon reason, intellect and evidence-based analysis, the more closed our minds become. Continue Reading:

The Polarizing Impact of Science Literacy and Numeracy on Perceived Climate Change Risks ..
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Jeff Schweitzer ~Scientist and former White House Senior Policy Analyst; Ph.D. in marine biology/neurophysiology

Why Facts Matter: Science Is Not an Opinion | Faith and Reason: We have come to this tragic conclusion about our future because fact and opinion today are considered of equal validity. But how did we arrive here? Why did this happen? How did two plus two equals four become liberal conjecture? Why do we dispute the obvious? Because our society has been infected with the deadly disease of faith-based reasoning.

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