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Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists
By wantok on November 12, 2015
Huge Zachariae Isstrom glacier has begun to break up, starting a rapid retreat that could continue to raise sea levels for decades to come A major glacier in Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by half a metre has begun to crumble into the North Atlantic Ocean, scientists say. The huge Zachariae Isstrom […]
Posted in Nature Speaks | Tagged climate change, collapsing glacier, glaciers, global warming, greenland glacier | 1 Response
Does foreign aid always help the poor?
By wantok on October 23, 2015
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/authors/ana-swanson, Source: https://www.weforum.org/ It sounds kind of crazy to say that foreign aid often hurts, rather than helps, poor people in poor countries. Yet that is what Angus Deaton, the newest winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, has argued. Deaton, an economist at Princeton University who studied poverty in India and South Africa and spent […]
Posted in Development Projects | Tagged Aid Dependency, development projects, donations, World Economic Forum | Leave a response
Democracy, custom and the Melanesian Way
By yumiwantok on July 13, 2015
By Susan Merrell, http://www.pngecho.com/ Is there a democratic Papua New Guinean nation – or is it merely an arbitrary state built on a shaky, crumbling foundation of disparate traditional customs and the ‘Melanesian Way’? Has the system of government become a hybrid of concepts that fail to work on any level – a bastardization of both […]
Posted in Melanesian People | Tagged Belden Namah, Bernard Narakobi, Melanesian Democracy, The Melanesian Way | 2 Responses