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The Last Time This Awful Thing Happened, We Didn't Even Exist

The Keeling Curve tells us how much CO2 is in the air. It's about to break 400 parts per million. To put that in perspective, scroll down. The fourth one is the most eye-opening.

The Last Time This Awful Thing Happened, We Didn't Even Exist

This is what it looked like over the last two years. See, it doesn't look so bad. 


If we zoom out, it looks a little bit more intimidating. But still, we've had major shifts in climate change over the millennium.

That's a little more disconcerting, but we've had climate change cycles for millions of years.

Yes, that looks a little scarier, but seriously, 200,000 years ago the same thing happened. Here's a chart of the last 800,000 years.

Can you see the problem here? Share it if you can.

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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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