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28 Dec2016

Ηταν το 2016 η καλύτερη χρονιά όλων των εποχών

Published by TO BHMA

Σύμφωνα με την επικρατούσα άποψη, το 2016 ήταν μια φριχτή χρονιά. Φοβερές τρομοκρατικές επιθέσεις έπληξαν πολλές χώρες. Η κρίση στη Συρία στοίχισε δεκάδες χιλιάδες ζωές. Στην Τουρκία πραγματοποιήθηκαν επιθέσεις αυτοκτονίας και ένα αποτυχημένο πραξικόπημα. Σε περισσότερες από 70 χώρες υποχώρησε η ελευθερία. Στα πολιτικά σοκ συγκαταλέγονται το Brexit και η νίκη του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ στις προεδρικές εκλογές των ΗΠΑ - τα οποία δεν είχαν προβλέψει ούτε τα μέσα ενημέρωσης ούτε η πολιτική ελίτ. Ο ιός Ζίκα ανακηρύχθηκε παγκόσμια απειλή για τη δημόσια υγεία. Η χρονιά ενδέχεται να είναι η θερμότερη από...

26 Dec2016

¿Fue 2016 el mejor año de la historia?

Published by Project Syndicate

Según lo que todo el mundo dice, 2016 fue un año terrible. Muchos países se vieron afectados por horrendos ataques terroristas. La crisis de Siria se cobró decenas de miles de vidas. Turquía sufrió ataques con bombas suicidas y un golpe de estado fallido. En más de 70 países bajaron los niveles de libertad. Entre los grandes bombazos políticos estuvieron el Brexit y la victoria de Donald Trump en las presidenciales de Estados Unidos, ambos grandes sorpresas para los medios de comunicación o las élites políticas. Se declaró al Zika una emergencia de salud pública internacional. Es probable que...

26 Dec2016

War 2016 das beste Jahr überhaupt?

Published by Project Syndicate

Der allgemeinen Auffassung nach war 2016 ein furchtbares Jahr. Viele Länder sind von entsetzlichen Terroranschlägen erschüttert worden. Die Syrien-Krise hat Zehntausende von Menschenleben gefordert. Die Türkei hat Selbstmordattentate und einen gescheiterten Putsch überstanden. In über 70 Ländern ist die Freiheit eingeschränkt worden. Zu den politischen Schocks zählten der Brexit und Donald Trumps Sieg bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen in den Vereinigten Staaten – beide wurden weder von den Medien, noch von der politischen Elite vorhergesehen. Das Zika-Virus wurde zur gesundheitlichen...

26 Dec2016

Byl rok 2016 vůbec nejlepším?

Published by Project Syndicate

Podle všeobecného názoru byl rok 2016 příšerný. Řadu zemí zasáhly strašlivé teroristické útoky. Krize v Sýrii si vyžádala desetitisíce životů. Turecko zažilo sebevražedné útoky a nezdařený pokus o převrat. Ve více než sedmdesáti zemích došlo k omezení svobody. Mezi politické šoky se zařadily brexit i vítězství Donalda Trumpa v prezidentských volbách ve Spojených státech – média ani politická elita tyto události nepředvídala. Zika byla označena za ohrožení veřejného zdraví mezinárodního významu. A rok 2016 byl pravděpodobně nejteplejším rokem v dějinách měření. Při četbě názorových...

26 Dec2016

Was 2016 the Best Year Ever?

Published by Project Syndicate

According to popular wisdom, 2016 was a terrible year. Horrific terror attacks struck many countries. The Syrian crisis claimed tens of thousands of lives. Turkey withstood suicide bombings and a failed coup. More than 70 countries experienced a decline in freedom. Political shocks included Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election – both unforeseen by the media or political elite. Zika was declared an international public-health emergency. The year is likely to be the warmest ever measured. Reading the opinion pages, there is a sense that...

23 Dec2016

China’s thriving pandas are proof that economic growth is good for the environment

Published by South China Morning Post

Giant pandas are among the world’s favourite creatures, becoming viral video sensations simply for sneezing or rolling around cutely. In a year with seemingly little cheer at times, there was good news for all who love the bears. That came when the International Union for Conservation of Nature ­removed them from the endangered species list – reducing their threat status to “vulnerable”. Perils facing iconic animals like these have often been used by environmental campaigners to deliver an alarming message: the planet is going to hell in a handbasket. We shouldn...

23 Dec2016

Los pandas están de regreso gracias al crecimiento económico

Published by Forbes Mexico

Los pandas gigantes son uno de los animales favoritos de todo el mundo, es frecuente que se conviertan en protagonistas de vídeos virales que causan sensación simplemente por el hecho de estornudar o rodar de forma totalmente adorable. En un año que parece haber tenido pocas alegrías hubo una buena noticia para todos los amantes de estos osos, cuando la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza les quitó de la lista de especies en peligro de extinción, rebajando su estado de amenaza al grado de “vulnerable”. Todavía no debemos considerar que están completamente a...

15 Dec2016

Green energy a real solution to climate change

Published by China Daily

Thanks to the election of Donald Trump as the next United States president, diplomats and governments around the world are wondering what to expect from the next four years. When it comes to climate change, many environmental campaigners are alarmed, which is understandable because Trump has sent mixed signals and the world does not know anything about the incoming US administration's plans in other areas. But there could be cause for hope, and even a potential opportunity for China. Climate change is real and mostly man-made. On the presidential campaign, Trump said he would dump the...

12 Dec2016

Don’t blame climate change for extreme weather

Published by Boston Globe

Climate change means more extreme weather: This is a simple, powerful claim that has been pounded into our consciousness for a decade. From Greenpeace to President Obama to Scientific American, scarcely a weather event happens without someone pointing the finger at global warming and calling for action. But there are big problems with this simple statement, which are exposed starkly in recent peer-reviewed analysis in the journal Weather, Climate and Society by University of Manchester scientists Vladimir Jankovic and David M. Schultz.

10 Dec2016

India, Trump and climate change: There may be unexpected opportunities that lie ahead

Published by Times of India

The unexpected election of President Donald Trump has prompted diplomats and governments around the world to question what to expect from the next four years. When it comes to climate change, many environmental campaigners are alarmed. This is understandable: Trump has sent mixed signals, and we have much to learn about the new administration’s plans. But there is cause for hope, and even a potential opportunity for India...

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