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Hugh Dickson
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I’m a freelance web designer and developer, living in Wiltshire in the UK. I specialize in WordPress-based websites, and I use clean, standards-based code, which is cross-browser compatible.
I’m a freelance web designer and developer, living in Wiltshire in the UK. I specialize in WordPress-based websites, and I use clean, standards-based code, which is cross-browser compatible.

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The points mentioned about climate change in this clip, are soon to become our reality if we don't start working on climate change ASAP

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https://www.youtube.com/v/MDdEpFxHaBM&autoplay=1&hd=1

Although this is a fictional representation of the effects after they've happened, here are the latest data and estimates (Sept 2014) for what's projected to occur before they happen:

¬ Earth is on track for the worst-case scenario of between 3°C to 5°C warming by 2100.  To put that into perspective, actual warming to date has been just 0.8°C, and we've already seen California suffer from massive droughts, and 10 million citizens of Sao Paulo suffering from a complete running dry of municipal water.

¬ The World Bank's report notes that we've already 'locked in' warming of 1.5°C (probably a low estimate) which will reduce crops by 30% in some parts of the world. To hit 4°C or 5°C would be catastrophic for large parts of the planet.  At 6°C, the entire planet would almost certainly be in a state of complete collapse (both environmentally, and economically).

¬ We need to drop global CO2 emissions to zero over the next 20-30 years, to have any chance of human civilization surviving beyond the next 100 years.

¬ Some specific targets we can hit: 
. . ¬ Burning coal is so detrimental, that it singularly accounts for 40% of global CO2 emissions.  We need to ban all coal burning in the next 5 years or so
. . ¬ We need to get rid of fossil fuel vehicles
. . ¬ We need to phase out natural gas
. . ¬ We need to implement carbon taxes
. . ¬ We need to invent a way of removing CO2 from the atmosphere

PLEASE reshare this everywhere you can!

#climatechange   #FossilFuels #Water #Drought   #co2   #storms  
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Britain has passed the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy

"The law was opposed by representatives of the United Nations, all major UK privacy and rights groups, many global privacy and rights groups, a host of Silicon Valley tech companies, and even the parliamentary committee tasked with scrutinizing the bill"

If you live in the UK, I recommend signing up for IPVanish (the best VPN I've found): https://www.ipvanish.com/

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#uk | #internet | #privacy | #government | #rights | #un | #vpn

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The 2016 US Presidential Election - The Candidates Compared

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PLEASE RESHARE

#ElectionDay | #USElection | #USElection2016 | #Politics | #HillaryClinton | #DonaldTrump | #PresidentialElection

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Visualizing the warmest August in 136 years

August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of record-keeping, based on an analysis of global temperatures by scientists.

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The damage that Social Justice Warriors can cause to a large website that once believed in freedom of speech

This kind of content shouldn't be prohibited, it should simply be 'marked' in some way in the back-end, so that advertisers can then choose whether or not to have their ads shown on 'marked' videos!

#youtube #censorship #freedomofspeech #socialjusticewarriors #sjw

+YouTube | +YouTube Creators | +YouTube Help
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Where the US candidates stand on climate issues

#climate #climatechange #environment #trump #clinton #sanders #uselections #usa
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Save the Internet in Europe

There are just four missing pieces needed to get strong net neutrality in the EU - Take action now.

PLEASE reshare this everywhere you can!

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Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe

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https://www.youtube.com/v/KVV6_1Sef9M&autoplay=1&hd=1
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Two excellent websites to use with climate change deniers/cynics

PLEASE reshare this everywhere you can!

- http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

- http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

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"Whatever obstacles that life may throw your way - whether it's depression, anxiety, a breakup, relationship problems, or any others - 7 Cups Of Tea has someone for you to talk to."
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