Tuesday, June 18, 2019

No time to waste: Stop plastic pollution

Plastic pollution kills an estimated one million people around the world each year and causes enormous damage to the environment, health and livelihoods of...

Towards a disastrous war

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power once called genocidal wars “a problem from hell.” As US President Donald Trump’s administration ratchets...

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It is old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as ‘the establishment’, especially the political class....

Malaria on the march again

Mosquitoes are often described as the most dangerous animals on earth, because the diseases they transmit – including malaria, dengue, and Zika — cause...

Climate change: Time is running out

As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, 2 December the United Nations...

Decision Time for the Future of Corporate Taxation

At first glance, it appears to be a bureaucratic meeting like any other. But the discussions at the OECD in Paris at the end...

How 5G Can Advance the SDGs

Ultra-fast 5G wireless technology has been widely touted as a potentially transformative development, on par with the advent of electricity. This is not mere...

Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

On 19 December, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes...

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides...

Future of Economic Growth

Last month, I wrote about the growing divide between economic theory and real-world economic conditions, and reminded readers that economics is still a social...

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