Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Sueellen Campbell highlights how record-breaking temperatures are being covered around the globe, while Sarah Collins discusses new research showing that the northern hemisphere’s summer of 2023 was the hottest in millenia. And Qi Zhao et al. examine the growing death toll from heatwaves around

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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Damian Carrington reports on the response to the consensus among climate scientists that we’re headed for climate catastrophe, including the UN’s recognition that there’s no higher-stakes issue for humanity. Matt McGrath, Mark Poynting and Justin Rowlatt discuss how the oceans are headed for yet another

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The Progressive Economics Forum: Women’s homelessness

I’ve just published Chapter 8 of my open access textbook. This new chapter focuses on women’s homelessness. An English summary of the new chapter can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/womens-homelessness/ A French summary of the new chapter is here: https://nickfalvo.ca/litinerance-chez-les-femmes/ All material related to the textbook can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/book/

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A Puff of Absurdity: On Psychosomatic Illness

I don’t know anything about Fibromyalgia, yet I wince when someone says it’s psychosomatic. I wonder about almost any conditioned considered psychosomatic now. I realize I’m using the term in the vernacular to mean “it’s all in your head”. That’s how it is largely understood even though, technically, psychosomatic illness can refer to anything

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Alberta Politics: No surprise, Alberta’s privatized surgery clinics don’t seem to be doing anything to reduce wait times

Does anyone remember Premier Danielle Smith’s handpicked administrator of Alberta Health Services confidently predicting that wait times for surgeries in this province were about to fall and fall dramatically?  NDP Opposition Health Critic Luanne Metz (Photo: David J. Climenhaga). Reduced surgical wait times would be the biggest single mark of

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