Your sense of separateness is an existential risk

Your sense of separateness is an existential risk
One of my greatest concerns about modern society is that we view everything as separate. We see ourselves as divided not just by our individuality, but also by groupings such as politics, race, religion, sexuality, occupation, wealth, nationality, and geography. We also regard ourselves as separate from nature. Modern society tells us that we are superior to, and detached from, the natural world. As a result, many believe we can continue to ...
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Biden’s job gets easier after Senate wins in Georgia – but don’t expect a progressive revolution

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History took place in the United States yesterday. Two Democrats were announced the winners of the run-off elections for Georgia's two Senate seats, allowing the Democrats to take back control of the chamber from the Republicans. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were the first Democrats to win a Georgia Senate race in a quarter of a century. It also marked the first time since Herbert Hoover's loss in 1932 that a president lost a re-election campai...
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The Marshall Islands could be wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves

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Along U.S. coastlines, from California to Florida, residents are getting increasingly accustomed to "king tides." These extra-high tides cause flooding and wreak havoc on affected communities. As climate change raises sea levels, they are becoming more extreme. King tides are nothing new for the Marshall Islands, a nation made up of 29 low-lying coral atolls that stretch across more than a million square miles of Pacific Ocean northeast of Austra...
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These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence

These 6 skills cannot be replicated by artificial intelligence
Mass unemployment will occur because of robotics and AI.Hospitality, management and creativity cannot be substituted by AI.We need to acquire and refine more sophisticated abilities in these areas. The COVID-19 crisis is going to accelerate a number of changes and transformations in human society. Notably, the pandemic is expected to significantly accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  This is because the coronavirus crisis forced peo...
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The world's poorest people are owed $5.7 trillion, says Oxfam

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• Last year, OECD members only gave 0.3% of their GNI to aid – less than the 0.7% promised. • 0.7% would help the world's poorest countries meet the SDGs for a decade. • Stable aid flows are needed more than ever during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. On 24 October 1970, the world's richest countries made a promise that would better the lives of people around the world. They committed to give a small percentage of their income – just 0.7% – in i...
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These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century

These countries will have the largest populations - by the end of the century
By 2100, the global population could surpass 11 billion, according to predictions by the UN.Currently China, India and the USA have the three largest populations in the world, but by 2100, this will have changed to India, Nigeria and China, respectively. The World Population in 2100, by Country In 2015, the United Nations predicted that the global population could surpass 11 billion by the end of the century. Last year, the UN revised these estim...
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An overwhelming majority of people want real change after COVID-19

An overwhelming majority of people want real change after COVID-19
86% of people want significant change to make the world fairer and more sustainable after COVID-19, a new study finds.Almost three-quarters want their own lives to change too.More than 21,000 people in 28 countries took part in the survey.The findings align with the World Economic Forum's call for a Great Reset after the crisis. A majority of people worldwide support calls for global leaders to ensure we make the world fairer and more sustainable...
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Germany is set to trial a Universal Basic Income scheme

Germany is set to trial a Universal Basic Income scheme
Starting this week, 120 Germans will receive a form of universal basic income every month for three years.The volunteers will get monthly payments of €1,200, or about $1,400, as part of a study testing a universal basic income.The study will compare the experiences of the 120 volunteers with 1,380 people who do not receive the payments.Supporters say it would reduce inequality and improve well-being, while opponents argue it would be too expensiv...
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Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again
Almost 690 million people in the world were undernourished in 2019 – that's 8.9% of the world population, a new UN report says.This figure could exceed 840 million by 2030, if current trends continue.Factors increasing global hunger include economic slowdowns and extreme weather events.The UN warns that without efforts to reform global food systems, its target of zero hunger by 2030 will be missed. There are almost 60 million more undernourished ...
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Africa’s population will triple by the end of the century even as the rest of the world shrinks

Africa’s population will triple by the end of the century even as the rest of the world shrinks
Africa will be the only region in the world where population will still be growing at the end of the century.Given a 48% population decline expected in China, Nigeria will become the second biggest country globally by 2100, behind only India. Every global region could see their populations decline by the end of the century—except Africa. The expected population contraction will be due to dropping fertility rates with death rates being either at p...
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