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UNESCO Globalisation Introduction If climate change is the key process in the natural world impacting on sustainable development, then globalisation is the parallel process in the human world, creating both opportunities for, and barriers to, sustainable development. Globalisation is the ongoing process that is linking people, neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries much more closely together than they have ever been before. How Come Other Folks All Look Alike? About 20 years ago I was having dinner at a restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia with a group of psychologists from various countries. Only two of us were men, and we were both white Americans. The other man was several inches taller than I, significantly heavier, and had lighter colored hair--though we both wore glasses and had short beards. Despite the (to me) obvious contrast in our appearance, the waiter kept getting our orders mixed up; and it became evident that he couldn't tell the difference between us.

Resources, Curriculum and Lesson Plans In partnership with RBC, we are excited to launch It All Adds Up, a diverse lesson plan package to help students learn personal finance skills and vocabulary to achieve their goals and change the world. Are you an educator who would like to take your class to see Spencer West and Degrassi on the We Create Change Tour? Click here to find out more information! This year, on April 17, youth around the world will participate in the We are Silent campaign and stay silent in solidarity with children whose voices are not heard and rights are not upheld.

Articles and Tutorials- Full tutorial, Includes useful list of suitable wood types plus some of my tricks to make life easier. ____________________________________________________________________ e-Books by Jon Ridgeon only £3.50 each (Aprox $5.57 US Dollars) Full step by step guides with clear photos and illustrations showing everything you need to know. WWF What is climate change? Global warming – doesn’t mean we’ll all just have warmer weather in future. As the planet heats, climate patterns change. It’ll mean more extreme and unpredictable weather across the world – many places will be hotter, some wetter, others drier. National Geographic Globalization is the connection of different parts of the world. Globalization results in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities. As people, ideas, knowledge, and goods move more easily around the globe, the experiences of people around the world become more similar.

Three Myths About World Hunger Myth one: OVERPOPULATION Actually there is plenty of food in the world. Production of cereals (wheat, rice, millet etc) last year reached 1799.2 million tons, enough to offer everyone in the world well over the recommended minimum of 2.500 calories per adult per day. And that is before you’ve even begun to count the calories in vegetables, nuts, pulses, root crops and grass-fed (as opposed to grain-fed) meat. So what’s the problem? The problem is the distribution of that food, both within countries and between rich and poor worlds.

What “Slumdog Millionaire” Can and Cannot Teach Us About Slums By David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers and Michael Woolcock Earlier this week the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ won an extraordinary eight Academy Awards, including for best film and best director. Set in the teeming slums of Mumbai, India, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ provides a moving account of a poor orphaned teenager’s quest for recognition and dignity, overcoming numerous obstacles en route to winning the grand prize on a lucrative game show, and in the process the heart of his true love. It’s a well-made and uplifting film; we applaud its success, and extend our sincere congratulations to all those involved in its production.

When to Plant Vegetables January It's time for garden catalogs to arrive in the mail. January is a great time to start planning what you will be planting in your garden. Climate Change Interactive First Mammal Species Goes Extinct Due to Climate Change The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef. Climate Change Making Calendars Run Amok People in Central Asia are recalibrating their system of time to adapt to a changing ecosystem. The Great Energy Challenge The National Geographic initiative is a call to action to become actively involved, to learn more and do more—to change how we think about and consume energy so that we can all help tackle the big energy questions. U.S.'

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