Future Forest – Turning Today’s Desert into Future’s Forest Update: We were delighted to receive an email from Ambassador Kwon Byong-hyon. He told us that delegates had very warmly received his presentation at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification COP9 Summit in Buenos Aires. Our video, Taming the Yellow Dragon A Billion Trees in the Desert was used during the Buenos Aires presentation. In fact, the Future Forest project in the Kubuqi Desert is now being held up as a flagship model for afforestation projects around, and Kwon Byong-hyon has been asked to serve as a roaming ambassador for […]
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification fosters the creation of an enabling environment that promotes action at the local level, the implementation of a cooperation framework built upon partnership agreements and the promotion of activities integrated into a coherent development strategy with a view to enhancing the involvement of civil society in the intergovernmental and decision-making process. The Convention breaks enshrines a bottom-up approach to emphasize the importance of full participation, and especially underlines “the important role played by women”. It also stresses “the special role of civil society, including the private sector” and gives them an important role […]
Overnight Brussels was victim of two terrorist attacks. One at Brussels airport. One at the Malbeek metro station in the heart of the city. https://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2016/03/22/160322BelgiumexplainerUPDATE3_desk.mp4 Belgium has been a hot spot of terrorist activity for the last seven months. In August 2015 there was a terrorist attack on a Brussels–Paris train. A gunman opened fire on the train. Luckily two American servicemen helped subdue the gunman. There were no fatalities. It was sheer luck that the servicemen were there. IF they weren’t the loss of life could have been catastrophic. Then there were the Paris attacks in November 2015. After […]
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The community of McMurdo Station on the West Antarctica ice shelf has a resident population of around 200 people. This number grows to over 1,000 when conditions are favourable for scientific research. Almost three miles of ice buries most of Antarctica, cloaking a continent half again as large as the United States. But when an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan collapsed in less than a month in 2002, it shocked scientists and raised the alarming possibility that Antarctica may be headed for a meltdown. Even a 10 percent loss of Antarctica’s ice would cause catastrophic flooding of coastal […]
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“Think globally, act locally” urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities. Long before governments began enforcing environmental laws, individuals were coming together to protect habitats and the organisms that live within them. “Think Globally, Act Locally” Is now a global concept with high importance. This concept is taken into consideration by corporations, government officials, education systems, and local communities. Warren Heaps states, “It’s really important to recognize that markets are different around the world, and company compensation programs should reflect a balance between global corporate philosophy and […]
• How to profit from the coming cyber wars • Gold’s down. What’s up with that? • European PIGS Start to Fly In today’s Money Morning…Hillary Clinton decides private industry is safer than government…the knights of the digital round table do it for love, not just money…shooting fish in a barrel…and more… Hillary Clinton is the leading US Democratic Party candidate. That means if US primaries were on tomorrow, Clinton would win. And she would be running for President next year. But things might be about to change… As a former US Secretary of State it’s fair to say she […]