Category Archives: Global Issues

Pandemic 2: A Spread of Disease Simulation

  The sequel to Pandemic, a simulation game in which you must evolve a disease to wipe out the human race. Features two gameplay modes and three disease classes. http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/fullscreen.php?game=Pandemic-2                     … Continue reading

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Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ (Save The Children’s East Africa Appeal)

DONATE LINK: http://bit.ly/nVt23n DOWNLOAD TRACK: http://bit.ly/o96urw Millions of children are facing starvation right now — this doesn’t have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley’s single … Continue reading

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Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food … Continue reading

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World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women

Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, … Continue reading

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UN declares famine in parts of Somalia: What it means

Aid agencies use a five-phase system called the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) to determine the severity of a food crisis. These five regions of Somalia fall in the Phase 5 category, which means that means more than two people per 10,000 die … Continue reading

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High steaks: Meat eaters’ climate impact

A comparison of the relative climate impact of a reduction in your meat consumption remains one of the report’s best features. For example: If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for … Continue reading

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East Africa drought – in pictures

East Africa is experiencing the worst drought for 60 years, which has led to the devastation of farmland, failed harvests and livestock deaths. At least 10 million people are expected to need humanitarian assistance http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2011/jul/08/east-africa-drought-in-pictures

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Food crises: five priorities for the G20

Hunger is not a natural disaster – it’s a political problem. And G20 leaders can and must act to end this scandal In the fight to address global food crises, will the French presidency at theG20 summit succeed where others have failed? On … Continue reading

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Worst places in the world for women

A global survey names Afghanistan as the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/jun/15/gender-afghanistan

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300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a … Continue reading

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