Tag Archives: Global Issues

Born to work

Child labour is not a new issue in Bangladesh. as children remain here one of the most vulnerable groups living under threats of hunger, illiteracy, displacement, exploitation, trafficking, physical and mental abuse. Although the issue of child labor has always … Continue reading

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Obesity + hunger = 1 global food issue

Co-creator of the philanthropic FEED bags, Ellen Gustafson says hunger and obesity are two sides of the same coin. At TEDxEast, she launches The 30 Project — a way to change how we farm and eat in the next 30 … Continue reading

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Water Dispute Increases India-Pakistan Tension

In this high Himalayan valley on the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir, the latest battle line between Indiaand Pakistan has been drawn. Indian workers here are racing to build an expensive hydroelectric dam in a remote valley near here, one of several India plans to … Continue reading

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Photos Reveal Receding Himalaya Glaciers

“There’s a lot of people who either don’t understand climate change that well and the effects that it’s having, or they want to deny the effect it’s having. These pictures are worth a thousand words. We haven’t done anything to … Continue reading

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US scientist in race to learn from Indonesia’s dying glacier

The only glacier in the western Pacific could disappear in less than five years, taking with it vital clues about the earth’s changing climate, a US scientist said Friday. Ohio State University Professor Lonnie Thompson has just completed what he calls … Continue reading

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Dove Onslaught(er)

A Greenpeace video showing the impact of using palm oil from forest destruction.

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Angry Kid: Greenpeace Video

This is a shocking video attempting to make people to wake up and realize the crimes they commit against their own future, their children’s future.

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Facing the Future: Resources for Sustainability

Facing the Future is an excellent website with many resources for Global Issues and Sustainability education. Many of the resources are free as downloads: http://www.facingthefuture.org/

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Millennium Development Goals at 10

A very interesting article from Scientific American on the success of the UN Millennium Development Goals: “The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are in many ways the Cinderella of international development. When 160 world leaders met at the United Nations … Continue reading

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Hunger: Together We Can Change It

This is an excellent little video made by Lawrence Lin, a former student of mine. It reached the finals of a World Food Programme video competition.

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