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the biosphere

Al Gore spells it out!

Al Gore had been up all night for his organization’s third annual 24 Hours of Reality event before taking the podium at the Center for American Progress’ 10th Anniversary Policy Conference. True to form, he explained the imperative of acting to reduce carbon pollution. But Gore was fired up, more…
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social issues

Born into poverty and labour

Children living in poverty experience deprivation of the material, spiritual and emotional resources needed to survive, develop and thrive, leaving them unable to enjoy their rights, achieve their full potential or participate as full and equal members of society . In Nepal, where the poverty rate at the international poverty…
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social issues

He surprised me…

To be honest, I did not think much of Jim Yong Kim when he was first appointed as President of the World Bank. He didn't appear to have the right background and experience with development issues to effectively steer the World Bank through the aftermath of the global crisis of…
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