Category Archives: Global

El Niño is over but has left its mark across the world

El Niño is over, but has left its mark across the world The 2015-16 El Niño has likely reached its end. Tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures, trade winds, cloud and pressure patterns have all dropped back to near normal, although clearly the event’s impacts around the

Historic UN talks could save the high seas

Historic UN talks could save the high seas You wouldn’t know it from land, but 45% of the surface of the globe lies outside the control of any government. The high seas (and seabed) are designated as “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” by the UN, with

UN bans Open Letter calling for an End to the ‪War On Drugs‬

Image credit: StudentsForLiberty.org United Nations Orders Security to Confiscate Copies of Open Letter to Ban Ki-Moon Calling for End to Global Drug War, DrugPolicy.org The letter was signed by over 1,000 Leaders and Celebrities, Distributed by Performers Dressed in Prohibition Era Costumes. Signatories include Hillary

The Panama Papers what you need to know

On Sunday 3 April 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a massive leak of documents, dubbed the Panama Papers. What are the Panama Papers? The Panama Papers are 11.5 million documents — or 2.6 terabytes of data — provided by an unnamed source