Category Archives: Globalization

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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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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How the net traps us all in our own little bubbles

An invisible revolution has taken place is the way we use the net, but the increasing personalisation of information by search engines such as Google threatens to limit our access to information and enclose us in a self-reinforcing world view, … Continue reading

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Video: What the Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornadoes Doesn’t Look Like

A couple weeks ago, we chuckled and cringed and pointed you to 350.org founder Bill McKibben’s tongue-in-cheek Op-ed in theWashington Post, “A link between climate change and the Joplin tornadoes? Never!” Yesterday, Steven Thomson of Plomomedia.com released a video version of the … Continue reading

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Mobile health offers hope to patients in Africa

Experts gathered for Africa‘s first mobile health summit on Tuesday hailed the use of phone technology as a new frontier in improving patient care in poor countries. But a government minister in South Africa, which is hosting the summit, called for caution over … Continue reading

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Toying with forest destruction

New Greenpeace investigation, ‘How APP is toying with extinction’ shows how Mattel, Disney, Hasbro and Lego are all implicated in trashing our tiger habitat. GreenpeaceVideo

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Barbie’s rainforest destruction habit REVEALED!

In a recent interview Ken learns of Barbie’s scandalous deforestation habit … she’s been wrapping herself in rainforest destruction and pushing endangered Sumatran tigers to the brink of extinction … GreenpeaceVideo    

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Life in a Day Trailer

What happens when you send a request out to the world to chronicle, via video, a single day on Earth? You get 80,000 submissions and 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Producer Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald … Continue reading

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Watch Your (Fo)odometer!

Watch Your (Fo)odometer! Interested in eating less oil? In this VideoNation/Hidden Driver report, animator Molly Schwartz keeps track of how many miles your food travels from field to fork.  

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E coli infections spread around world as Germany reports 200 new cases

Cases of infection by the deadly E coli bacterium have continued to spread around the world from its source in northern Germany, reaching a dozen countries by Friday evening as the German chancellor and Spanish prime minister moved to calm a diplomatic row … Continue reading

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