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This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by the author. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.

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Latest publications on this Web site:

Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction
¤ 2 February 2015
Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page includes (...) read more

2014 warmest year since records began
¤ 1 February 2015
Recently released data showed that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880. This update includes updated charts and graphs and animations that look into this further. Read full article: Climate Change and Global Warming (...) read more

COP20 — Lima Climate Conference
¤ 25 January 2015
An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 20), held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. While it seemed like it was a successful meeting, because developing nations were committed to drawing up their own plans for emissions reductions for the first time, a number of important (...) read more

Ebola Outbreak In West Africa
¤ 28 September 2014
An overview of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa that has been described by the World Health Organization as the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in the history of the disease. The epidemic began at the end of 2013, in Guinea. From there it spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, (...) read more

Tobacco kills. Higher taxes and advertising controls work
¤ 5 January 2014
It is well known that tobacco smoking kills. But it also exacerbates poverty, contributes to world hunger by diverting prime land away from food production, damages the environment and reduces economic productivity. Second hand smoking also affects other people’s lives. Despite many attempts to (...) read more

COP19 - Warsaw Climate Conference
¤ 5 December 2013
An overview of the Climate Change Conference (also known as COP 19), held in Warsaw, Poland in November 2013. Predictably and sadly, the same issues have resurfaced: West stalling on doing anything, lack of funding, disagreement on priorities, etc. This page is an overview of the Warsaw (...) read more

Surveillance State: NSA Spying and more
¤ 7 October 2013
At the start of June 2013, a large number of documents detailing surveillance by intelligence agencies such as the US’s NSA and UK’s GCHQ started to be revealed, based on information supplied by NSA whistle blower, Edward Snowden. These leaks revealed a massive surveillance program that included (...) read more

19% of reptiles under threat of extinction and 100 million sharks being killed each year
¤ 4 March 2013
19% of the world’s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction according to a study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Zoological Society of London. Reptiles include snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. But some species are at more (...) read more

Rhino hunting on increase
¤ 25 February 2013
Despite conservation efforts, criminal elements are killing rhinos in record numbers due to demand from Asia, in particular Vietnam, China, Thailand and Malaysia, in the mistaken belief that rhino horn can help with things like hangovers or cure cancer. In 2009 it was feared that rhinos were (...) read more

The world is awash with money; trillions hidden offshore
¤ 8 January 2013
It seems the world is awash with money, even though most governments are facing economic pressures. Trillions are being hidden away by a very few global super elite in offshore bank accounts, avoiding billions in taxes such that constrained governments turn to austerity and other measures, (...) read more


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