Sat.Jul 06, 2024

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Human Hunting and the Extinction of Megafauna: A 50,000-Year Review

Anthropology.net

The debate over what caused the extinction of many large mammals, birds, and reptiles over the past 50,000 years has been ongoing for decades. Were humans or climate change responsible for these losses? Recent research 1 suggests a compelling answer. Defining Megafauna and the Extinction Crisis Megafauna refers to animals weighing at least 45 kilograms.

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Londoner Annie Risner Supporting Education Settings in the Charge for Climate Action

Geogramblings

The Climate Ambassadors scheme, a national initiative empowering young people to tackle climate change, has nine regional hubs across England. Leading the London hub is Annie Risner, a true Londoner with a diverse background and a deep-rooted passion for community engagement and creative expression. Annie’s journey, from growing up in Hackney and Kent to living in five different countries, has instilled in her a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of people and the environment.

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Climate Change and Football

Living Geography

This is a Twitter account worth looking at. It's a fairly recent discovery, and connects with some of my recent reading, including the book by Daniel Gray on football during the pandemic.

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Coming later this year from John Catt Education

Living Geography

I'm delighted to be working on a number of books at the moment. It's important to keep getting involved in projects as much as possible, and I'm always pleased to be involved in something like this, which over 30 people have contributed to. It's due out towards the end of the year all being well. Exciting to see this appear on the @JohnCattEd pages and look forward to seeing it in print - well done to @Jennnnnn_x & @GeogMum - I've got a little bit in it outlining what geography is and why yo

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Twisters - trailer available

Living Geography

It's been a while since 'Twister'. here's the trailer for the sequel. One for the 'how accurate really?' pile.