Category Archives: Poverty

People and the Planet: a Royal Society Report

Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/people-and-the-planet_26412.jpg “Rapid and widespread changes in the world’s human population, coupled with unprecedented levels of consumption present profound challenges to human health and wellbeing, and the natural environment”. This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Population, Poverty

Coffee House 400,000

The Coffee House has reached 400,000 hits this week. Thank you all. Today is Financial Fools Day (scroll down to event listing), also known as Storm the Banks. The world’s most powerful leaders are here in London. Obama meets the … Continue reading

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Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

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Update: Design for Manufacture – the £60,000 home.

In 2006 the UK government launched a competition for developers to come forward with a realistic plan to built cheap eco-homes. A percentage would have to be affordable to first time buyers and some would be available for social housing. … Continue reading

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A nuclear station for every city: could this solve the energy, climate change & economic crises?

Article 1: 80% cut, Article 2: EU climate summit , Article3: Portable nuclear . Ed Miliband, the UK’s first climate change and energy secretary, has announced today a commitment by the UK to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Mr … Continue reading

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Curitiba, a well designed ‘green’ city.

The city of Curitiba provides the world with a model in how to integrate sustainable transport considerations into business development, road infrastructure development, and local community development. With about 1.8 million residents, Curitiba occupies rolling terrain in the southern Brazilian … Continue reading

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Less western research monies for agriculture causes food crisis.

image: the brown plant hopper Article Experts say that during the food surpluses of recent decades, governments and development agencies lost focus on the importance of helping poor countries improve their agriculture. The budgets of institutions that delivered the world from … Continue reading

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UN food crisis task force set up as hunger spreads

  Article The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is setting up a task force to tackle the global food crisis. Mr Ban said the world faced “widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale” because of soaring … Continue reading

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“If we want to save our planet earth, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system”

Article So says Bolivian President Evo Morales. He was speaking at a UN forum on the global impact of climate change on indigenous peoples. Mr Morales said that capitalism should be scrapped if the planet is to be saved from … Continue reading

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Wood pigeon thrives in UK’s warmer winters

As food prices soar across the UK consumers may find themselves hunting for free food again. Never fear, the RSPB’ s Big Garden Birdwatch survey has reported sightings of wood pigeons in people’s gardens rocketing by 665%. BBC report. To … Continue reading

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