No dia 23 de janeiro deste ano, abri uma página no Facebook – tanto para ajudar na divulgação do meu trabalho, quanto para compartilhar artigos, músicas, memes e vídeos que considero bacanas por certos motivos.
Pois bem! Hoje, a página tem 93 curtidas, mas o alcance dela é maior do que eu esperava – acho que as pessoas vêm na linha do tempo as publicações curtidas por essas 93 pessoas, então elas acabam caindo ali por tabela.
Por isso, agora que já faz pouco mais de 2 meses do nascimento da página, decidi selecionar as publicações de mais alcance (não necessariamente as mais curtidas ou as mais comentadas) e disponibilizá-las aqui, para quem acompanha o blog mas não as publicações no Facebook. São bem ecléticas, como poderão perceber!
(se algum der problema, dê refresh – atualizar – na página)
1- Com 431 visualizações (!!!), esta é incontestavelmente a publicação mais popular na minha página do Facebook:
“The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years andit’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.
What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history?
Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami thatcaused a meltdownat the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next three months, radioactive chemicals, some ineven greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean.However, the numbers may actually be much higher as Japanese official estimates have been proven by several scientiststo be flawedin recent years.
If that weren’t bad enough, Fukushima continues to leak an astounding300 tons of radioactive wasteinto the Pacific Ocean every day.It will continue do so indefinitely as the source of the leak cannot be sealed asit is inaccessibleto both humans and robots due to extremely high temperatures.
Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years.Not long after Fukushima, fish in Canadabegan bleedingfrom their gills, mouths, and eyeballs. This “disease” has been ignored by the government and has decimated native fish populations, including the North Pacific herring. Elsewhere in Western Canada, independent scientists have measured a300% increasein the level of radiation. According to them, the amount of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is increasing every year. Why is this being ignored by the mainstream media? It might have something to do with the fact that the US and Canadian governments havebanned their citizensfromtalking about Fukushimaso “people don’t panic.”
Further south in Oregon, USA, starfishbegan losing legsand thendisintegrating entirelywhen Fukushima radiation arrived there in 2013. Now, they are dying in record amounts,putting the entire oceanic ecosystem in that area at risk.However, government officials say Fukushima is not to blame even though radiation in Oregon tunatripled after Fukushima. In 2014, radiation on California beaches increased by 500 percent. In response, government officials said that the radiation was coming from amysterious “unknown” sourceand was nothing to worry about.
However, Fukushima is having a bigger impact than just the West coast of North America.Scientists are now saying that the Pacific Ocean is already radioactive and is currentlyat least 5-10 times more radioactivethan when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs in the Pacific during and after World War II.If we don’t start talking about Fukushima soon, we could all be in for a very unpleasant surprise”.
“Thousands of academics, including 11 Nobel Laureates, signed a petition against US President Donald Trump’s order suspending the entry to the United States of Syrian refugees and nationals from several other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Friday, Trump signed an executive order blocking all Syrian refugees from entering the United States until adequate changes are made to the Refugee Admission Program (USRAP) and suspending the entry of all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.
“We, the undersigned academics and researchers from a variety of fields of study, backgrounds, and personal convictions, would like to voice our concern and strongly oppose this measure… We strongly denounce this ban and urge the President to reconsider going forward with this Executive Order,” the petition said.
The academics said in the petition that the order was discriminatory, detrimental to the country’s national interests and imposing a “undue burden on members of our community.”
During the presidential campaign, Trump had made several controversial statements with regard to immigrants, Latin Americans, Muslims and women. His statements included a ban on Muslims traveling to the United States and building a wall along the border with Mexico to tackle illegal migration”.