If current trends in global warming continue unmitigated, some of the world’s most well-known and historically significant cultural landmarks could be destroyed by rising global sea levels.
A new study examining the long-term effects of sea-level rise on the 720 spots around the world that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites found that roughly 20 percent of them could be ruined if temperatures rise 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial levels over the next two millennia, said study lead author Ben Marzeion, an assistant professor at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.“I didn’t expect that so many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites would be affected,” Marzeion told Live Science. “I knew that many of the sites are close to the sea, but I didn’t expect to have such high numbers. If you asked me when I started doing this, I would have said maybe 2 or 5 percent.”The findings are also worrisome because the scenario imagined in the study - that is, a temperature increase of 5.4 degrees F (3 degrees C) above pre-industrial levels - is not much more extreme than current climate change projections, the researchers said.
Back at UMass-Amherst, my advisers asked me to create a sea-level rise vulnerability assessment of lighthouses along the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts. The idea was to create a method to integrate adaptation techniques into cultural heritage protection policies in New England. Pretty interesting concept. Especially since so much history and so many landmarks are located along coastlines. Instead, I did a study of the first tax-payer funded adaptation plan in the world in a tiny city in Denmark.
There’s good bosses, and then there’s bosses who think their personal beliefs are more important than your health. But the way we see it, good bosses don’t try to interfere with or control their employees’ personal lives and health care decisions—and they don’t try to deny you birth control coverage just because they personally don’t agree with it.
Cosmo, you sexist piece of shit.
Oh boo. There’s Wanda, his wife, grinning evilly in the background as he’s saying it.
Besides, context is important. Remember what this episode was? "Queen for a Day." The one with Trixie Tang’s birthday?
The entire point of Wanda hitting Timmy with this wish was to teach a moral to him. Timmy was hitting a mental roadblock trying to come up with a birthday present for Trixie, not having a clue what “a girl” would want for her birthday. Cue the wish forcing him into a female body and… Still pretty much liking the exact same stuff. And as he later found out, Trixie liked the same things he did, even if gender norms didn’t fit for it all.
In the end, Timmy ends up giving Trixie the present she wanted in a comic book store, but fakes getting upset over it when he gives it to her because her friends thought it was only for boys. But, she WAS grateful.
And this moment? This right here? Our male protagonist, Timmy, is now getting playfully mocked by Cosmo for suddenly being a girl. That’s going to teach boys, through the eyes of Timmy, how stupid it is to be demeaning to females for being female.
This episode was basically a giant slap in the face to the idea of gender norms. And you’re still calling Cosmo sexist for reinforcing the moral, which is how stupid even casual sexism is?
Childhood is firmly not ruined, thank you.
Thank you for brightening my life for two amazing years thus far <3
I AM SO ANGRY. THIS KID FROM MY SCHOOL POSTED THIS ON TWITTER LIKE IT’S FUNNY. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING? YOU IGNORANT, DISGUSTING SON OF A BITCH. THIS IS GROSS AND YOU ARE LITERALLY SCUM. AND FUCKING LOOK AT THIS
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THIS IS ENDORSED AND PASSED AROUND ON THE INTERNET LIKE ITS OKAY. THIS IS DISGUSTING. LEMME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THIS GUY.
THIS MAN’S NAME IS ZHOUZHOU AND HE IS A GIFTED CONDUCTOR, SOME EVEN CALL HIM A PRODIGY AND YOU ALL HAVE REDUCED HIS AMAZING ACCOMP[LISHMENTS TO NOTHING WITH FOOLERY LIKE THIS. YOU MADE A JOKE OF SOMETHING VERY LITTLE AVERAGE PEOPLE GO ON TO ACCOMPLISH.
I am so disgusted. So utterly disgusted.
Just an important sidenote: Zhouzhou has down’s syndrome and is considered a huge icon for disabled Chinese people. So not only is this racist but extremely ableist.
The surreal and perverse beauty of Igor Kieryluk’s art.