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A Sci-fi Author’s View on the Rise (and Control) of Human Population

There are eight billion people on Earth, and that could rise to 10 billion by the end of the century. What then? wonders TONY LENNOX… American science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted that by the 23rd Century, every last bit of

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Doors Closing: Mind the EU Gender Pay Gap

Transparency directive introduced to ensure fair pay between the sexes Women in the EU continue to be paid less on average than their male colleagues and counterparts. Even in the same sector, the discrepancy exists — and most of the

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Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez: Seldom Down, Never Out

Echoes of the Franco Era still haunt Spain in subtle and often divisive ways. Now, a vibrant democracy, the country has taken decades to shed its past and rid society of the last vestiges and symbols of authoritarianism. A watershed

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New Cause for Celebration on Biodiversity and Conservation

Experts and enthusiasts in biodiversity and conservation have been collaborating for years to curb humanity’s destructive practices and accelerate positive change. At the end of 2022, representatives of 190 countries met in Montreal at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

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Death to Debt! The People and Organisations Saying ‘No to Owe’ — and Picking Up the Tab for Us

Consumer and family debt are millstones that can — sometimes — be removed… Debt is a modern reality for countries, companies and households, but — according to historian Louis Hyman — consumer debt is a relatively new phenomenon. Hyman links

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Why are US Conservatives Against Investment in ESG?

Republicans balking at ‘woke liberal agenda’ that they claim could erode profit margins and threaten livelihoods US politicians are treating sustainability as an ideological debate rather than a science-backed call to action. Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida and a possible

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World Economic Forum’s Meeting Agenda Takes a Tilt at ‘Dark Topics’, Ai-Da — and Mind Control…

‘It’s worse psychologically to feel that you are useless than to feel you are exploited’ — Yuval Noah Harari In the mid-1800s, Charles Babbage, an English mathematician, mechanical engineer and inventor, devised a series of steam-powered “calculating machines” — now

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When Will They Ever Learn? Clearing The Climate Change Roadblocks

A study from Science magazine has offered a quantitative look at the decades-long disconnect between the fossil fuel industry’s “private understanding of climate science and its public climate denial”. The largest trade association for the US oil and gas industry,

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Good News Roundup of 2022: Spotlight on Renewables

After a year marked with continued pandemic challenges, international conflicts and catastrophic climate events, the world is overdue for some feel-good news. It turns out that there was plenty to celebrate last year, more than could fit in one editorial.

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China’s Economy Is in Flux. Here’s What Businesses Need to Know

This is the transcript of a special episode of The Insightful Leader podcast, produced by Laura Pavin of the Kellogg Insight. It features Nancy Qian, Ben Jones, and David Dollar. The end of zero-Covid, escalating geopolitical tensions, and China’s potentially

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