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Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom? Check out our resources on this page and the downloads page to get started. You are free to use them today in your classroom! But if you want more info about how you can work with the material, please contact Interact with the data Dollar Street Imagine the world as a street. Gapminder Tools Play with our income mountains, bubble charts and maps. At the bottom of the tools page, you have some very handy videos explaining some of the indicators in the charts. Gapminder Tools Offline You can use Gapminder Tools without an Internet connection! Gapminder Videos There are a lot of videos you might make use of in your classroom. For more data oriented videos, click here A Teacher’s Guide to Factfulness We wrote a Teacher’s Guide for working with the book Factfulness in your classroom. Other resources Older resources from Gapminder

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Climate Change - United Nations Sustainable Development 2019 was the second warmest year on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010- 2019) ever recorded. Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to new records in 2019. Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. Although greenhouse gas emissions are projected to drop about 6 per cent in 2020 due to travel bans and economic slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, this improvement is only temporary.

Effects › en español Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves. Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time.

Negative effects of climate change A stable climate is a vital foundation for all life on Earth — but our climate is now changing dangerously fast, with widespread and harmful effects on people and the wild places we love. Melting ice sheets and glaciers are adding to sea level rise, putting millions at risk. Heatwaves, droughts and fires are becoming more ferocious. Math = Love: Piles of Paper It's been a weird school day so far. It's the last Friday of the year. Monday will be our last full day of school, and Tuesday will be a half day with half of the morning taken up by an awards assembly. More students than I can count have decided it's not even worth coming to school anymore. Or, they came to school, realized hardly anyone was here, and decided to go back home. It doesn't help that the seniors have declared today "senior skip day."

Kyoto Protocol - Targets for the first commitment period Targets for the first commitment period The targets for the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol cover emissions of the six main greenhouse gases, namely: • Carbon dioxide (CO2); • Methane (CH4); • Nitrous oxide (N2O); • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) The maximum amount of emissions (measured as the equivalent in carbon dioxide) that a Party may emit over a commitment period in order to comply with its emissions target is known as a Party’s assigned amount. Marlon James: Why I'm Done Talking About Diversity You’d think with the rise of Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, the newly energized Neo-Nazi and KKK movements, and with people from all over the world (but particularly Europe) suddenly emboldened to be public with their racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia, that now would be the perfect time to raise the banner high for diversity. Now would be the time to have discussions, and raise awareness. And yet now seems like the perfect time to stop talking about it. Or at least stop talking about it in the way we always have. Why now, when that voice seems to be needed most? The problem is all this talking.

The problem with that equity vs. equality graphic you’re using [NOTE: November 1, 2016. This post has been updated based on the new things I’ve learned about these images since posting the original article.] I was doing some work for a colleague at the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, and she gave me a challenge: redesign the “equity vs. equality” graphic that’s been circulating on the web. A vegetarian diet is better for the environment Eating a vegetarian diet is one of the best things you can do to stop climate change – it’s also delicious and loads of fun! The population is set to rise to over 9 billion by 20501, we are consuming the planet’s natural resources faster than the Earth can replenish them. By 2050 we’ll need the equivalent of three planets resources2 to meet our current needs.

About Video as Evidence Case Study Learn about the role video played in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s case against Slavko Dokmanović for crimes against humanity. WITNESS’ Video as Evidence Program is an important part of a collaborative, international effort to pioneer a set of practices around the use of video to increase accountability, justice and human rights for all people. Our work in this field began over a decade ago with the publication of our Video for Change book, and today Video as Evidence is a key component of our Critical Response work on police brutality in Brazil and human rights violations in the Middle East; The Activist’s Guide to Archiving Video, and our secure camera apps, ObscuraCam and InformaCam.

Model UN Portal Every year, more than 400,000 people from primary schools, secondary schools, universities, and beyond take part in a Model United Nations (MUN). By role-playing meetings like the Security Council and General Assembly, participants get a unique insight into how the United Nations works. They research, debate and try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems just like the real thing. It’s great fun, giving you the opportunity to meet new people. Get involved You can support gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world by getting involved in a number of ways. Take part in one of UN Women’s campaigns or professional networks; raise awareness on social media; or donate to help us achieve our mission. Your voice matters. Your actions make it real. Campaigns | Networks | Social media | Donate

Global Justice Now About us We are part of Global Justice Now, a democratic social justice organisation working to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people locally for change and take action to challenge corporate power and the policies that cause poverty and inequality. We act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.