Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Climate change means ocean change

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When talking about the impacts of climate change, we mostly hear about changes to land and the planet’s surface or atmosphere. However, most...

Syrian unrest

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Following the trend throughout the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring appears to have spread to Syria. The government crackdown on anti-government demonstrators...

Inequality in the US; the top 0.1% gaining even more than top 1%

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In the US the protest movement is symbolically against the top 1%. Income data from the US Congressional Budget Office, however, shows that...

Iran nuclear report: Regurgitating old stories as new information to justify sanctions?

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A recent IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program was portrayed by most Western mainstream media and politicians as new proof Iran is close...

Protests on the economic situation are global

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The global financial crisis has spawned a global protest movement campaigning against things like inequality, corporate greed, lack of jobs, etc. Although these...

Global Arms Sales Decreases in 2010 compared to 2009

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The latest data covering global arms sales shows that sale of arms in 2010 decreased to around $40.4 billion, 76% of which went...

Foreign aid: shortfall since 1970 almost $5 trillion; greater than aid given

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Over 40 years ago, rich country governments agreed to give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) as official aid to poor countries for...

75% of the world’s large carnivores are now in decline while rhino poaching continues...

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A recent study has found that three quarters of the world’s big carnivores are in decline, due to declining habitats and persecution by...

Rhino hunting on increase

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Despite conservation efforts, criminal elements are killing rhinos in record numbers due to demand from Asia, in particular Vietnam, China, Thailand and Malaysia,...

Foreign aid: shortfall since 1970 over $4 trillion; greater than aid given

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40 years ago, rich country governments agreed to give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) as official aid to poor countries for development...

COP17 – Durban Climate Conference

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An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 17), held in Durban, South Africa in December 2011. Predictably and sadly, the...

2014 warmest year since records began

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Recently released data showed that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880. This update includes updated charts and graphs and animations that...

Foreign aid: rebounds in 2013 to highest levels ever despite budget pressures, but still...

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The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) recently published new preliminary figures for aid in 2013. It showed official development assistance (ODA) aid from...

Global warming has not paused, unfortunately

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In recent weeks there have been more questions about whether climate change has paused, or even stopped. However, it seems that maybe these suggestions...

Foreign aid: first decline in years, though still close to highest levels ever, but...

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The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) recently published new preliminary figures for aid in 2011. It showed official development assistance (ODA) aid from...