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Babies and global warming December 28, 2006

Posted by Sharath Rao in science.

Oh yeah, I never thought about this.

If a baby is placed in a new, strange situation, a common reaction is to look to its mother. For example, whenever I met a new baby I was to babysit, she would always look to her mother at first, as if to get her mother’s opinion on the potentially frightening situation. But why, exactly, is the baby looking to its mother? It might be for comfort in a novel situation, but it might also be to receive information. A team led by Trisha Striano has developed a study to test whether babies look to their mothers for comfort, or just to get facts about a situation.

Slow down global warming. Yes, that appears to be another reason to not eat meat.

The livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent — 18 percent — than transport. The livestock business is among the most damaging sectors to the earth’s increasingly scarce water resources, contributing among other things to water pollution, euthropication and the degeneration of coral reefs.

By the way, I swear to continue having misleading titles ( as you must have discovered by now ) for my posts 😉



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