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6.4 The role of governments and business

Despite all the possibilities for individual and group action to lighten carbon footprints, there will still be people, groups and organisations who will not be doing much. Many individuals limit themselves to ‘every little bit helps’, with relatively minor effects on their carbon footprint, like reusing plastic bags or recycling paper. This avoids having to consider more significant changes in car and air travel, home energy use, diet or shopping. Others will simply carry on producing an
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Languages. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Sam Olukoya on Child Marriage in Nigeria
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/africa-reproductive-health-family-planning-reporting-initiative Here Sam Olukoya discusses his project on child marriage and its consequences, specifically Vesicovaginal fistula, a potential consequence of the obstructed labor these young girls often endure. Sam Olukoya of Lagos, Nigeria is part of Pulitzer Center's collaborative reporting project on reproductive health in Africa "The Promise of Life: Reproductive Choice in Africa" (http://bit.ly/
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2.3 Summary

This section showed that computers pervade our daily lives, but that many of them are invisible to us.

It investigated the information requirements of certain individuals, such as shoppers and doctors. You learned that their requirements can range from the simple and obvious to the complex and not so obvious.

You also learned that it is not just individuals who require information: it is also essential to the operation of organisations. The example of loyalty cards was used
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Strengthening Global Governance for the 21st Century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Irina Bokova | In this lecture, Irina Bokova will explore the challenges of an increasingly turbulent world, and the role of the United Nations and international organisations in sustaining a rules-based international order and strengthening effective global governance. Irina Bokova (@IrinaBokova) has been the Director-General of UNESCO since 15 November 2009, and was successfully re-elected for a second term in 2013. She is the first woman and the first Eastern European to lead the
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Professor Nocera describes science's greatest challenge to find secure, sustainable and environmentally responsible ways to meet the dramatic increase in global energy consumption.
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2.4 Changing environmental attitudes

So, from the start of the Industrial Revolution, people have been aware that the development of an industrial economy brings problems as well as benefits. But the benefits, in terms of productive capability, mobility, convenience, cheap consumer goods, and profits, were usually felt to outweigh the disadvantages, particularly by those in positions of power. Many of the accompanying negative factors, such as poverty and unemployment, or the creation of more destructive machines of war, if they
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4.1 Human predation and extinctions

There are a number of ways in which humans have altered ecosystems, that have led to the decline of particular species. We will leave to one side any major interference such as felling forests to provide land for agricultural and urban development, and instead begin by looking at examples where we have eroded or eradicated stocks of particular species. This has notably been a consequence of the over-exploitation of food species (prey items). Predators do not normally eliminate their prey (see
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What are cyborgs? Would a cyborg future deliver positive human advances or a Hollywood-style nightmare in which human beings have become a sub-species? Could we one day download our minds? This album gives an insight into the development of cybernetics and how it is used to fuse technology and humanity. The interfaces that communicate between man and machine are developing rapidly and to Prof. Kevin Warwick at Reading University, cyborgs are a technological evolutionary step forward from humans.
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Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950
April 18, 2018 - September 3, 2018: From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great social, artistic, and technological change. Artists responded with a revolutionary language of shapes and colors. See how Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, and others challenged convention and forged bold new styles to fit the times.
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2 The carers

Figure 2: The Adur Carers Mobile Information Project

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This album takes an extensive look at the ins-and-outs of family life and caring for children. It draws on interviews with a wide-ranging selection of professionals, from people who deal directly with children at nurseries or schools to those that help shape national policy, to throw light on national initiatives and schemes such as ChildLine, and explore family life from different perspectives and social levels. This material forms part of The Open University course K204 Working with children a
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3.4.5 What can be agreed about ethics?

Even though every person has an idea about what acting ethically means, when faced with an ethically contentious problem, or when it is not clear what will bring about the best outcome, ‘good’ people will act in diverse, and often opposing, ways, while maintaining they are ‘doing the right thing’. While ordinary individuals also have ethical responsibilities to one another (for example, to tell the truth), the duties owed by professionals to their users go beyond everyday ethical resp
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Acknowledgements

This course was written by Dr Linda Walsh

This free course is an adapted extract from the course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism, which is currently out of presentation

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2.2 The Third Estate as the voice of the nation

Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (1748–1836) trained as a priest and became assistant to a bishop. He had no religious vocation, however, and his fame arose as the author of a highly influential pamphlet, What is the Third Estate?, published in January 1789, on the strength of which Sieyes was elected a deputy to the Estates-General. Four editions or 30,000 copies of the book came out within months of its appearance, at a time of heightened consciousness that great changes were afoot. What i
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