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By Brendan Mackey, Director, Griffith Climate Action Beacon, Griffith University
In what’s likely to be the hottest year on record, nations are gathering to try and hash out faster action on climate change. Here are the three main issues facing negotiators.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Valérie S. Langlois, Professor/Professeure titulaire, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Christy Morrissey, Professor in Biology and Ecotoxicology, Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Eric Liberda, Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Toronto Metropolitan University
Sean Prager, Associate Professor and Entomologist, University of Saskatchewan
Canada is long-overdue for scientifically-driven, robust and transparent pesticide regulation. A newly created Science Advisory Committee aims to address this.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Amanda Margaret Narvali, PhD Student, Philosophy, University of Guelph
Joshua August (Gus) Skorburg, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph
Maya J. Goldenberg, Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph
Understanding how deepfakes can be used as a tool for misogyny is an important first step in considering the harms they will likely cause, including through school cyberbullying.The Conversation (Full Story)
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Gang violence in Haiti is on the rise with new alliances being forged and expansion into rural areas previously considered safe, warns a new UN report. (Full Story)
By Karolina Zarzyczny, PhD Candidate, Marine Tropicalisation, University of Southampton
Climate change is causing tropical species in the ocean to move from the equator towards the poles, while temperate species recede. This mass movement of marine life, termed tropicalisation, is leading to a cascade of consequences for ecosystems and biodiversity, and has the potential to impact the global economy.

My colleagues and I recently identified and reviewed 215 tropicalisation-related scientific papers published between 2003 and 2023. Our work, now published in the journal Trends…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Peter Deeney, Principal Investigator and Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in Energy Finance, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork
Kieran Ruane, Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering, Munster Technological University
Paul Leahy, Lecturer in Wind Energy, University College Cork
Wind-farm owners in Europe are holding off on scrapping their old turbines to maximise the power they can generate from them. That’s the latest news from a meeting we recently attended on the industry’s future. Wind turbines are designed to last 25 years, but the calculus for owners appears to have shifted because of the surge in electricity prices due to the Ukraine war.

According…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Colleen Murrell, Full Professor in Journalism, Dublin City University
The Israeli government is putting pressure on the left-leaning newspaper Haaretz to line up in support of the government in its conduct of the war in Gaza.

The communications minister, Shlomo Karhi, has suggested financial penalties be applied to the paper accusing it of “lying, defeatist propaganda” and “sabotaging Israel in wartime”. The proposal aims to cancel…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Kylie Baldwin, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University
Women (and men) are having their first child at older ages. As a result, couples are sometimes unable to conceive or require medical intervention in their pursuit of parenthood. Others may face a “fertility gap” between the number of children they anticipate having and those they actually have.

Young people often overestimateThe Conversation (Full Story)

By Steve Rolf, ESRC Research Fellow, Digital Futures at Work Research Centre, University of Sussex
Jacqueline O'Reilly, Co-Director of the ESRC Centre on Digital Futures at Work, University of Sussex
The tide of employment law has continued to turn on the gig economy after the UK Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Deliveroo drivers are not considered workers but self-employed independent contractors.

This means people working in the gig economy are less likely to be able to access standard UK protections such as paid leave, rest breaks and the right to join a union. While some companies are negotiating private benefits like sick pay with gig workers, this risks fragmenting universal provision of…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Tony Milligan, Research Fellow in the Philosophy of Ethics, Cosmological Visionaries project, King's College London
Lena Springer, Research Associate in History and Philosophy of Science, King's College London
Parenthood has traditionally been considered the normal outcome of growing up. A side effect of reaching maturity. Across Europe and the US, only 10%-20% of adults remain childless or (more positively) child free. In some cases, this is accidental. People wait for an ideal time that never arrives – and then it is too late.

Anti-natalism is the philosophical view that it is ethically wrong to bring anyone else into being. The justifications…The Conversation (Full Story)

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