Steven Pinker’s latest book, Enlightenment Now, misses the mark on climate change and plastic pollution. And this is a problem.
It will become significantly harder for those who deny climate change in the United States to continue to do so after this. The US Department of Defense believes that global warming is a ” threat multiplier “.
Last week I wrote on how to both the United Nations and Oxfam, income inequalities are at an all time high and growing. If the UN shows that some trends are going in the right direction, this could end soon. Too little people have too much money and vice versa. In the United States, the… Continue reading Income inequalities : Oxfam has solutions
According to Courrier International, the rate of people living under extreme poverty – less than $1.25 a day – has been halved in the past two decades. This spectacular progress can be partly explained by the impressive economic growth in Asia. As an example, Bangladesh – which for many years had the title of world’s… Continue reading Extreme poverty is decreasing
With over 1,300 articles published here so far, it is sometimes hard to keep up with old topics. So for today’s post I would like to present you an update of the Great green wall of Africa Back to 2010 I was writing that several African countries are willing to stop the Sahara desert to… Continue reading Latest news of the Great green wall of Africa
The conference that took place in Rio de Janeiro last week was due to bring a new start to sustainable development. The original event which took place at the place twenty years ago and was a fiasco. Indeed out of the 90 goals outlined at the time, only FOUR have shown improvements. And despite we… Continue reading Rio20+ is another missed opportunity
According to the United Nations Environment Program : ” The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty. “ Filled with plenty of interesting facts and figures, UNEP’s latest report – Working towards sustainable… Continue reading A green economy could create 60 million jobs
I already blogged about it : 1.6 billion people still have no access to electricity in the world today. This is a huge problem as it prevents them from getting out of their most abject poverty. Since fossil fuels are getting more and more expensive, the solution relies in renewables as the cost of implanting… Continue reading Renewables are the solution for 1.6 billion people
According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) : ” Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy “ ” The sum, currently amounting to an average of around $1.3 trillion a year (…) would grow the global economy at… Continue reading 2% of global GDP can trigger greener growth
Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s subject is poverty. This is important as a sixth of Mankind is living with less than a dollar per day, like this child in Kolkata, India. (image source) I would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the humanitarian implications of climate change which could… Continue reading Blog Action Day : A post on poverty