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     Issue No. 3(7)                                                                                             February  17, 2014
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 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Indonesia on Sunday and called climate change the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon. Indonesia happens to be the world's largest exporter of coal for power plants. Thick grey smog shrouded China and beyond when John Kerry visited the Chinese capital Beijing, the level reached "hazardous" on air quality indexes. The weather in Eastern US has changed so much that the area is almost dangerous to live in. We remember that severe storms have hit the region for two consecutive years that left thousands of households without power for weeks. Installation of generators afterward could not prevent this year's polar vortex from breaking water pipes. There are plenty of problems in climate change. China and the United States are the world's two largest emitters of greenhouse gases which are blamed for global warming, accounting for some 40 percent of total planetary emissions. The primary solution must be energy policy. Stop incentivizing the use of coal and oil! Invest in renewable energy technologies! This should be done in the level of government and international financial institutions.
Clinton shares wisdom on being a woman in politics during discussion with daughter Chelsea and Melinda Gates at NYU. "It is important to learn how to take criticism seriously but not personally."(Guardian)
US Secretary of State John Kerry will on Sunday issue a clarion call for the world to do to more to combat climate change, warning the planet is being pushed to "a tipping point of no return".(Telegraph)
A jury on Saturday night convicted a Florida man on four charges related to his shooting into an SUV full of teenagers during an argument over loud music, but could not decide on the most serious charge -- murder.(CNN)
Can you believe that Olympic athletes are all using Tinder-a DATING APP-at the Olympic village? So much so that "Tinder hook-ups [are] off the hook"? (Time)
Have you ever seen a termite mound? Those little bugs are amazing engineers, constructing giant (compared with their own size) structures, working relentlessly even though individual insects die.(CNET)
The service - which is the first of its kind in Norway - is run by the nearby Kirkenes Snowhotel, which needed to secure the backing of Norway's defence services, as well as local authorities, in order to persuade the airport to accept their dog sled entourage.(Guardian)
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