Timeline of Human Genius!
evolution and social progress from 50,000 B.C. to today
good news & social progress from 50,000 B.C. to today
“Everyone is right”, Connected
The total output from the investments by the LEGO Group in renewables now exceeds the energy consumed at all LEGO factories, stores, and offices globally.
More than 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine surgeries were performed in 2016 – a 19 percent increase from the year before.
Tomoya Hosoda has taken part in various campaigns to raise the profile of LGBTQ in his country.
Overall, renewables accounted for 42 percent of the California grid’s power on Saturday, not counting the large hydropower plants.
The European Union (EU) will support 79 developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) with a €8 million ($891m) to implement a global deal to combat climate change.
Slowing coal use in China and India has put the two most populous countries on a trajectory to beat their carbon emissions goals under the Paris Agreement, making up for rollbacks in U.S. climate action under the Trump administration
Egypt has committed to increase its share of renewables in the country’s power mix to 20 per cent by 2022 and 37 per cent by 2035.
Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity
As a nearly ten-days-long global mobilization calling for divestment from fossil fuels comes to an end, climate campaigners are celebrating a major victory stateside: U.S. Bank has announced that it will no longer finance fossil fuel pipeline construction.
Multinational supermarket Tesco has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in addition to cutting its emissions by 60 per cent by 2025.
An economy based on community trade might feel out of place in the 21st century, but the success of Amsterdam’s sharing economy says otherwise.
Germany breaks a daily record for renewable energy, generating 85% of its power from renewable sources on April 30.
“We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way,” coal and mines minister Piyush Goyal said at the Confederation of Indian Industry Annual Session 2017 in New Delhi.
The world’s 40 largest coal companies saw their market capitalization decrease by a stunning 37 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Australian Greens party Sen. Larissa Waters breast-fed her baby, Alia Joy, during a session in the Senate Chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.
Egalitarian, Multi-cultural, Non-hierarchical, Tolerance
Scientific evidence had mounted that CFCs were damaging to Earth’s ozone layer. Sweden was the first to act on this evidence.
In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that “the time for the healing of the wounds has come.”
Science, Mechanistic, Materialism, Technology
On this day in 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.
The Principia is “regarded as one of the most important works in the history of science”.
Right and wrong, Religion, Conformity, Law, Authoritarianism
San Marino’s constitution is the world’s oldest, having been first written in the year 1600.
In the year 507 B.C., the Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or “rule by the people.”
The code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man.
Self distinct from tribe, Heroism, Power, Might is right
Sumeria was the first civilization, created the first writing system, and had the first monarch.
Agriculture began independently in different parts of the globe, and included a diverse range of taxa. At least eleven separate regions of the Old and New World were involved as independent centers of origin.
Rituals, Spirits, Animism, Tribes, Superstitions
Writers on ayahuasca have often proposed that the use of the drink is very ancient; the date of about 5000 years BP recurs frequently.
Broadly defined, mysticism can be found in all religious traditions, from indigenous religions and folk religions like shamanism, to organised religions like the Abrahamic faiths and Indian religions, and modern spirituality, New Age and New Religious Movements.
Survival, Sex, Food, First human societies, Infants
The Griffith University professor Maxime Aubert and his team were able to determine that the Sulawesi paintings are, at minimum, 39,900 years old.
The discovery of fire, or, more precisely, the controlled use of fire was, of necessity, one of the earliest of human discoveries.