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New Zealand declares a climate change emergency

New Zealand declares a climate change emergency

World
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- New Zealand declared a climate emergency on Wednesday as it launched a plan to make its public sector carbon neutral by 2025. The motion to declare the emergency was introduced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and was passed 76-43 by Parliament in recognition of New Zealanders who have been calling "for action to protect the environment and reduce the impact of human activity on the climate," the document read. Advertisement Ardern told lawmakers that the motion was based on scientists' warnings that immediate action is necessary in order to avoid a disastrous 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperature -- which she said would cause a risk to human health, livelihood and civil unrest among other negative consequences. "This is a declaration grounded in a deep sense of re...

Here’s how the workforce will change in the coming decades: MIT report

Finance
Elisabeth ReynoldsMITThe predictions were scary. Half of the jobs in industrialized countries could, one day, be taken over by robots. What would workers do? How would they earn a living?In 2018, a taskforce at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set out to answer these questions. Over the next two years, more than 20 faculty members and 25 graduate students spread out across the globe, from Scandinavia to Germany, interviewing some 200 companies to try to get a better snapshot of the future of work.The more pressing threat, the researchers found, was not necessarily the one we'd imagined. Sure, robots and artificial intelligence were becoming more and more capable, but most companies expected the technology to create new and different jobs rather than to reduce their total positions...
Climate change: Warmer winters linked to increased drowning risk

Climate change: Warmer winters linked to increased drowning risk

Science
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Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms

Science
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Joe Biden: How the president-elect plans to tackle climate change

Joe Biden: How the president-elect plans to tackle climate change

Science
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