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theatlantic:

Two Charts That Put China’s Pollution in Perspective

Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.
Read more. [Image: NASA via Atlantic]

theatlantic:

Two Charts That Put China’s Pollution in Perspective

Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.

Read more. [Image: NASA via Atlantic]

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thecivicbeat:

 Last messages from Survivors and Students trapped inside the ferry
... PRAY FOR SOUTH KOREA

We’ve seen lots of reposts and remixes of the last words/instant messages from the passengers of the recent South Korean ferry debacle; this is one of the most artful ones.

The captain being arrested and the head teacher at the school hanging himself…. What are the surviving students meant to learn from this?? Take care of the kids, people.

(Source: sehunphilia)

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washingtonpost:

seanbonner:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

This sounds great and all but doesn’t take into account that at least 40% of the population in Australia is eaten by Crocodiles every year so there aren’t really that many people and more money to spread around.

Good convo, y’all! 

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washingtonpost:

seanbonner:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

This sounds great and all but doesn’t take into account that at least 40% of the population in Australia is eaten by Crocodiles every year so there aren’t really that many people and more money to spread around.

Good convo, y’all! 

Hehshxisiqhhsjaisiiajabzxnndjaisidjjcjx

(Source: socialismartnature)

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wnyc:

Happy National Poetry Month from this first grader:
We did the soft wind.We danst slowly. We swrld aroned.We danst soft.We lisin to the mozik.We danst to the mozik.We made personal space.
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How is this so beautiful!?!

wnyc:

Happy National Poetry Month from this first grader:

We did the soft wind.
We danst slowly. We swrld aroned.
We danst soft.
We lisin to the mozik.
We danst to the mozik.
We made personal space.

via

How is this so beautiful!?!

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guardian:

South Korea ferry disaster: captain and crew accused of abandoning passengers
The parents of hundreds of children missing after Wednesday’s ferry accident off the coast of South Korea have accused the captain of the vessel of abandoning passengers after it emerged that he and six other crew members were among the first to leave the ship after it started to sink.

The captain, Lee Joon-seok, who is reportedly in his 60s, escaped from the 6,835-ton Sewol at about 9:30am on Wednesday, just 40 minutes after the vessel apparently ran aground and started to list severely. Full story
Pictured: Lee Joon-Seok (centre), captain of the South Korean ferry that sank at sea off Jindo, is questioned by reporters. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

… Class act.

guardian:

South Korea ferry disaster: captain and crew accused of abandoning passengers

The parents of hundreds of children missing after Wednesday’s ferry accident off the coast of South Korea have accused the captain of the vessel of abandoning passengers after it emerged that he and six other crew members were among the first to leave the ship after it started to sink.

The captain, Lee Joon-seok, who is reportedly in his 60s, escaped from the 6,835-ton Sewol at about 9:30am on Wednesday, just 40 minutes after the vessel apparently ran aground and started to list severely. Full story

Pictured: Lee Joon-Seok (centre), captain of the South Korean ferry that sank at sea off Jindo, is questioned by reporters. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

… Class act.

(Source: theguardian.com)