Thunberg added that her foundation will “start by giving €100 to the SOS Amazonia Campaign led by ‘Fridays For Future Brasil’ to tackle COVID-19 in the Amazon, and €100 to the Stop Ecocide Foundation to support their work to make ecocide an international crime.” … [Read more...] about Environmental activist Greta Thunberg wins first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity
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Even in other sectors such as agriculture, electronics, packaging, textile and transportation, are highly dependent on plastics. Its lightweight makes long-distance transportation economical and as a result, plastics are gradually displacing other packaging materials. While plastics by themselves are useful in multiple ways, what is problematic and what poses a serious threat to the environment is its indiscriminate disposal. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Is India prepared to tackle the plastic waste the pandemic produces?
The internet is not what it was supposed to be. Early tech pioneers and the tech entrepreneurs who came after them imagined a world without borders that would bring us together, where all human knowledge would be available at our fingertips and everybody would have a voice. If there had been a motto for what the internet was supposed to stand for, it would have been “collaboration, openness, freedom.” But while we got some of that, we also got polarization, falsehoods, rising extremism that destabilizes societies, autocratic powers that undermine democracies, and giant tech companies that are eliminating privacy. We got a system that not only permits, but amplifies hate, bullying, and divisiveness. … [Read more...] about It’s time for tech platforms to stop tolerating the intolerable
In any crisis, it’s inevitable that some groups will end up doing better than others. But this extreme concentration of gain in the midst of widespread suffering is bad for all of us. Millions of taxpayers submit their returns on 2020’s delayed Tax Day, July 15, but we should consider how the federal government can use our tax code to address this problem. One solution? It could take a page out of its historical playbook and implement an excess profits tax similar to what the U.S. had in World Wars I and II. … [Read more...] about It’s time to bring back America’s tax on excess profits
While TikTok is owned by China’s ByteDance and is one of the most popular social media platforms out there, WeChat is owned by a completely separate Chinese company called Tencent and the app is one of the most popular messaging, mobile payment, and communication platforms in the world. … [Read more...] about Trump bans U.S. ‘transactions’ with TikTok and WeChat