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Eco-anxiety is a recently popularised term to describe the overwhelming powerlessness some people say they experience when they think about climate change. For parents, such fears can be particularly acute. BBC News speaks to some of those affected.

'I couldn't sleep and my appetite went'
I'm no expert but it feels like some sort of post-partum psychosis.

She appears to travel a lot, a few years ago a honey moon to the Azores, and trips to what looks like Germany
 

Nemesis44UK

LE
Book Reviewer
The likes of ASDA Sainsbury etc sell a full school oufit for less than £30.. I know my ma paid a lot more than that back in the 70s for mine!
Sure do. However, you can't just buy one, you need to buy at least 3 or 4. Times that by two or three kids and it adds up.
 
Fascinating creatures but every time I've seen them I've been glad of a sturdy barrier between me and them. They're a bit too human in their behaviour.
I've always seen it the other way around.
Homo Sapiens are far too Chimp like, we still have too much of the primate in us.
 

Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
Really? Curious, that, as I'm damned if I can remember the last time I felt the need to shit in my hands and throw it at a Vauxhall Insignia.
Maybe a white ford transit:???:
 
Really? Curious, that, as I'm damned if I can remember the last time I felt the need to shit in my hands and throw it at a Vauxhall Insignia.
If it's giving you trouble try this:

 
Why that particular vehicle?
Because it will undoubtedly be driven by a mid-30s blerk called Rob, his bleached blonde wife named Chloe plus 2 sullen kids (boy and girl), one of whom will end up as a crack whore.

Maybe a white ford transit:???:
I like Transits: fastest vehicle on the planet.

If it's giving you trouble try this:

Many thanks for your concern: my memory is fine-I've just dipped into my mind palace and there's nary a thing in there about logging into my hands.

. . . though there was the unfortunate incident in Mothercare that I'd blanked . . .
 

gorillaguts981

War Hero
I've always seen it the other way around.
Homo Sapiens are far too Chimp like, we still have too much of the primate in us.
Have a read of 'The Naked Ape' by Desmond Morris. Like it or not, you're at least 4 million years worth of chimp with a veneer of human a mere hundred thousand years thick.
 
Have a read of 'The Naked Ape' by Desmond Morris. Like it or not, you're at least 4 million years worth of chimp with a veneer of human a mere hundred thousand years thick.
[pedantry]Our most recent common ancestor with the chimpanzees was roughly 4 million years ago. The chimpanzees we see today are just as evolved compared to that ancestor as we are. 4 million years of hominid evolution with a few thousand years of culture on top is probably closer[/pedantry]

Sorry, it's just a really common statement and leads to morons, often American, asking "If we evolved from monkeys why do monkeys still exist?" Cheers for the book suggestion though, half term reading sorted :)
 

gorillaguts981

War Hero
Dawkins' 'Ancestor's Tale' explains it in far finer detail than my clumsy simplification. Despite the split 4mya we retain many of the ancestor's characteristics. Bones have changed slightly to allow upright walking (spine still needs some work), finer hair, language, higher brain function etc, but dig down through the layers of the brain and we quickly get to Pan Troglodytes' cousin. Some are closer than others but I still enjoy a good grooming and Banana Daiquiris.
 
I've always seen it the other way around.
Homo Sapiens are far too Chimp like, we still have too much of the primate in us.
While the genetic difference between individual humans today is minuscule – about 0.1%, on average – study of the same aspects of the chimpanzee genome indicates a difference of about 1.2%. The bonobo (Pan paniscus), which is the close cousin of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), differs from humans to the same degree. The DNA difference with gorillas, another of the African apes, is about 1.6%. Most importantly, chimpanzees, bonobos, andhumans all show this same amount of difference from gorillas. A difference of 3.1% distinguishes us and the African apes from the Asian great ape, the orangutan. How do the monkeys stack up? All of the great apes and humans differ from rhesus monkeys, for example, by about 7% in their DNA.
The Smithsonian.
 
Dawkins' 'Ancestor's Tale' explains it in far finer detail than my clumsy simplification. Despite the split 4mya we retain many of the ancestor's characteristics. Bones have changed slightly to allow upright walking (spine still needs some work), finer hair, language, higher brain function etc, but dig down through the layers of the brain and we quickly get to Pan Troglodytes' cousin. Some are closer than others but I still enjoy a good grooming and Banana Daiquiris.

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I'm fcuking glad we out- evolved the piles.......
 
Honestly I'm giving up the will to live...

"Traditional cups of tea are falling out of vogue with young people in the UK, according to PG Tips and Lipton owner Unilever. The consumer goods giant has said that Generation Z and millennial consumers much prefer herbal teas and coffees instead".

"People are more likely to post a photo of their iced latte or Unicorn Frappuccino - a viral drink made popular by Starbucks in the US - and share it with their friends, than a standard cup of tea."

"The builder's brew is quite old school, it's not necessarily a brand that anyone associates with being modern anymore," she says.

Real people don't post pictures of their beverages.
 
While the genetic difference between individual humans today is minuscule – about 0.1%, on average – study of the same aspects of the chimpanzee genome indicates a difference of about 1.2%. The bonobo (Pan paniscus), which is the close cousin of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), differs from humans to the same degree. The DNA difference with gorillas, another of the African apes, is about 1.6%.
This explains why gorillas will be able to manufacture firearms and ride horses in the future.
 

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