✔️ Former member of Toastmasters of The Hague (public speaking, leadership, networking) ✔️ former member of Portsmouth City Council’s Portsmouth Environmental Forum (no longer exists) ✔️ former board member of Environmental Chemistry (and Toxicology) Section of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society ✔️ one of the 11 graduates of the Portsmouth City Council-sponsored NCFE-accredited community leadership course “Taking the Lead” ✔️ former member of the Amsterdam-American Business Club (business networking) ✔️ former member of the Southampton-based SHEA business club (business networking; no longer exists) ✔️ participant in Andy Sheppard’s 2009 Sax Massive in Bristol ✔️ geologist, feminist and marine biogeochemist (earth & life science background, in other words) ✔️ former member of Portsmouth-based samba drumming band Sambatida ✔️ former board and committee member of the Netherlands biggest network (a foundation) for women in science and technology ✔️ former member of publishing teams at Arcadis, the US-based Geochemical Society and science publishers ✔️ long-term target of “sadistic stalking” including community bullying, extensive hacking interference and other forms of xenophobic, gerontophobic and misogynistic abuse ✔️ author of books on the new eugenics and otherisation (inspired by my experiences in England as well as the teachings of Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and many others)
Asthma in toddlers linked to exposure to air pollution while in the womb, study finds.
A “huge” increase in the number of visits to doctors by children with asthma problems occurs after a week of raised air pollution, according to another study. The number of inhaler prescriptions also increases significantly, wrote The Guardian a few days ago.
It added that dirty air was already known to increase hospital treatment for severe asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.
This morning, I was pretty upset when I read on the BBC site how the Scottish Borders Council had brushed off concerned parents with lies and false reassurances regarding abuse of several still very young autistic children. The kind of abuse that occurred would also be horrible if it had happened to non-autistic children.
Someone pointed out that the teacher in question may have been out of her depth. There appears to be a large knowledge gap regarding how to care for autistic children. I spotted a video on YouTube some time ago that also struck me as representing a hiatus in know-how and knowledge.
I contacted the Scottish Borders Council. They’ve already gotten back to me to say that they’ve passed my message on to the relevant department.
Last week I read something in Metro UK that illustrates a point that I have made in my book “We need to talk about this” about the new eugenics, namely that technology will eventually be able to address many of the needs of so-called disabled people. With the singularity around the corner, we will all start interfacing with technology in very new ways that should be able to bridge at least part of the gap between able-bodied people and so-called disabled people.