Worldview: Jared Diamond draws heat, Nicaragua goes green, and Global Activism

January 31, 2013

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Worldview: Jared Diamond draws heat, Nicaragua goes green, and Global Activism

Jared Diamond’s new book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies is causing a lot of uproar. During the next several years Nicaragua hopes to revolutionize how and where its energy comes from. A former Rush Hospital nurse helps send bicycles overseas.

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Controversyover new Jared Diamond book on tribal life heats up


 Stephen Corry, the director of Survival International, an NGO dedicated to protecting the rights and dignity ofindigenous peoples, took issue with Diamond’s book in a scathing op-ed in the DailyBeast. Corry tells us why he takes serious issue with Diamond'scentral arguments, including: most tribal societies are engaged in a constantstate of warfare, and they live in a “world of yesterday.”

Savaging Primitives: Why Jared Diamond's "The World Until Yesterday" is Completely WrongI ought to like this book: after all, I have spent decades saying we can learn from tribal peoples, and that is, or so we are told, Jared...
Nicaragua’s renewable energy
 The poorest country in Central America has undertaken an ambitious goal to get almost 95% of its energy from renewable resources. Tim Rogers, editor of the Nicaragua Dispatch, joins us to explain what’s behind the move and how realistic it is.
Nicaragua bets on energy 'revolution' / Region / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico TimesBy David Hutt | Special to The Tico Times By 2017, Nicaragua wants 94 percent of its electricity needs to be sourced from renewable energ...
Global Activism
Alice Teisan, a former nurse at Rush Hospital, was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. Despite her health setback, she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others suffering from disabilities globally. In 2005, she created His Wheels International, out of her own home, recycling old bicycles and their parts to send overseas.
His Wheels InternationalAlice's book is free on Amazon in Kindle formatt from December 27th-29th Here is a synopsis of Alice's book Riding on Faith: Keeping Your...