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8 Mar2018

Hvis du har købt en elbil, føler du, det er okay at tage flyet til Hawaii

Published by Jyllands-Posten

Bæredygtige investeringer og elbiler er populære genveje til en grøn samvittighed, men det batter bare ikke i energiregnskabet, mener politologen Bjørn Lomborg, der gennem 20 år har set energidebatten køre i ring.

5 Mar2018

O regresso de um assassino esquecido

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Ao contrário de doenças como o Ébola ou o Zika, a tuberculose raramente faz manchetes. Deveria. Perante tudo o que sabemos sobre como prevenir e tratar a tuberculose e os poderosos argumentos para investir em esforços de erradicação, não há desculpas para o pesado número que continua a ter.

4 Mar2018

Estados Unidos se equivoca: los riesgos de recortar en I+D de energías renovables

Published by InfoBAE

La información publicada por el The Washington Post sobre la intención del Gobierno de Donald Trump de pedir al Congreso que recorte un 72% los fondos de las energías limpias y los programas de eficiencia energética en su presupuesto de este año, no ha tenido el impacto mediático de lo que realmente significaría si se llevara a cabo. Según la investigación de ese medio, la reducción afectaría a la investigación en vehículos eficientes en combustible en un 82%; a las tecnologías de bioenergía, en un 82%; a la producción con tecnología de avanzada, en un 75% y a la tecnología de energía solar,...

26 Feb2018

O aquecimento global está a deixar-nos com mais fome?

Published by Jornal de Negocios

Confiar nas políticas climáticas para lutar contra a fome não vai resultar. Quaisquer reduções realistas das emissões de dióxido de carbono serão dispendiosas e praticamente não terão impacto no clima no final do século.

23 Feb2018

The cost of domestic violence is astonishing

Published by The Washington Post

Mass shootings such as last week’s in Florida have prompted law enforcement and the media to look for patterns, and here’s one that has emerged: A disturbing number of perpetrators have previously been accused of domestic abuse. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control-advocacy group, analyzed FBI data on mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 and found that in 54 percent of cases, the victims included the shooter’s current or former spouse or intimate partner, or another family member — and 16 percent of attackers between 2009 and 2015 had previously been charged with domestic violence. Not every...

22 Feb2018

The Return of a Forgotten Killer

Published by Project Syndicate

Once, tuberculosis was one of the world’s greatest preoccupations. Consumption, as it was known, killed indiscriminately, claiming luminaries like Franz Kafka, John Keats, and US President James Monroe. In the last two centuries, TB has claimed more lives than any other disease: an unprecedented and unsurpassed death toll of one billion. Thanks to the advent of a vaccine and cheap drugs, TB kills very few people in the developed world nowadays. So it has quickly been forgotten in rich countries – thought of as a relic from the Victorian era.

18 Feb2018

Ongelijkheid moet onder controle gehouden worden, maar we mogen de vooruitgang niet negeren

Published by Knack

Ontwikkelingsorganisatie Oxfam trok internationaal veel aandacht met de bewering dat er sprake is van een wereldwijde ongelijkheidscrisis. Er bestaat nu echter meer gelijkheid dan in het grootste deel van de afgelopen honderd jaar, schrijft Bjorn Lomborg, directeur van het Copenhagen Consensus Center.

17 Feb2018

Oxfam y su falaz visión de la desigualdad

Published by Libre Mercado

Al tratar de concienciar al mundo sobre el lamentable estado de desigualdad imperante, la organización no gubernamental Oxfam ve solo algunos árboles mientras se pierde el bosque. Oxfam afirmó recientemente que existe una "crisis de desigualdad", pero ignoró por completo un punto importante: que la distribución del ingreso es hoy menos desigual en el mundo que en el siglo pasado.

6 Feb2018

Celosvětová nerovnost v majetku a bohatství klesá

Published by Hospodarske noviny

Společnost Oxfam International, která bojuje proti chudobě, nedávno přitáhla značnou pozornost svým tvrzením, že začala celosvětová krize ve finanční a majetkové nerovnosti. Ale ve svém prohlášení vynechala docela důležitý bod, a to, že celosvětově je rozložení příjmů mnohem více vyvážené, než tomu bylo před 100 lety.

5 Feb2018

Trump's cuts to renewable energy put us on the ropes in the fight against climate change

Published by USA Today

News that the Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs has thus far generated less outrage than the White House’s abandonment of the Paris Climate Treaty, yet has the potential to be far more damaging to efforts to respond to climate change. According to documents obtained by the Washington Post, the White House is seeking to slash the budgets by 72% in fiscal year 2019, which would cut research in fuel efficient vehicles by 82%, bioenergy technologies by 82%, advanced manufacturing by 75%,...

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