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UN activities in #Geneva hampered by financial constraints


Source: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/international-geneva/united-nations-palais-des-nations-geneva-budget-crisis/79237405

This financial crunch is a result of the failure of some UN member states to pay their assessed contributions, the amount each country is expected to pay to cover the UN’s work and pay its staff. It is forcing the #UNOG to save over $15 million (CHF13.5 million) from its #budget while keeping essential functions. Geneva is not alone in this predicament: other UN offices such as New York, #Vienna and #Nairobi also face #budgetary constraints.


#uno #news #finance #money #politics #future


From the perspective of political #economy, the current moment in #capitalism looks like a huge #heist by a few on the rest of #society and neoclassical economics with its trivializing #market narrative serves them as a cover story.

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#knowledge #politics #quote #wisdom #future #humanity #earth #profit #wealth #neoliberalism #finance


The rich are horrified: a house on the coast that used to be worth 1.9 million now only costs $200,000 because of climate change. Climate change is destroying wealth … 😱

Source: https://nantucketcurrent.com/real-estate/erosion-firesale-nantucket-waterfront-home-assessed-at-nearly-2-million-sold-for-just-200-000

#news #future #climate #finance #money #wealth #water #coast #environment #sealevel #flood


#Syria: How the UN #Envoy can salvage a sinking ship


Source: https://www.syriaintransition.com/pedersensopportunity

As with the Constitutional Committee, #Assad did not engage and #Pedersen again turned to #Moscow for help while simultaneously chasing Western donors for ever more concessions to be presented to #Damascus. This too did not work.


#news #future #uno #peace #humanrights #military #conflict


The Long, Strange #History of ‘Manifesting’


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/09/opinion/manifesting-spirituality-america-reality.html?unlocked_article_code=1.2k0.1s6M.WYvuScGkO4_H&smid=url-share

It is only by understanding the religious and occult tradition from which the concept of manifesting descends that we can see it for what it truly is: a spiritualized gloss on the same deluded logic that suggests that #poverty is a choice, and that underpins so much political #disinformation. After all, if reality is only ever what we make it, then those who possess the fewest scruples about conforming to the truth are the ones who will have the most power to shape the #future.


#manifesting #usa #religion #life #manipulation #news


‘Most of it was #dead’: scientists discover one of #GreatBarrierReef’s worst #coral #bleaching events


source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/26/most-of-it-was-dead-scientists-discovers-one-of-great-barrier-reefs-worst-coral-bleaching-events

Flying a drone over the same section of reef earlier this month to match the images, Williamson said: “At least 97% of the corals had died over those three months.


#environment #sea #ocean #problem #nature #climate #future #science #Australia #news


#Analysis: What record #global heat means for breaching the 1.5C #warming limit


Source: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-what-record-global-heat-means-for-breaching-the-1-5c-warming-limit/

There is no #action, just promises. As long as #fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest #fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.


#news #fuel #heat #heatwave #earth #climate #environment #future #nature #emissions #co2


#Heat exposure during #pregnancy can lead to a lifetime of #health problems


Source: https://theconversation.com/heat-exposure-during-pregnancy-can-lead-to-a-lifetime-of-health-problems-230217

#news #heatwave #future #climate #environment #baby


No, You Don’t Have the Power to Stop #Climate #Change


Source: https://www.persuasion.community/p/no-you-dont-have-the-power-to-stop

The big, pathway-determining climate decisions will be made by politicians in Jakarta, by public utility officials in #SãoPaulo, by oil company executives in #Dubai, and, most of all, by cabinet ministers in #NewDelhi and Politburo members in #Beijing. People that we have near-zero leverage over.


#politics #news #future #poverty #nature #earth #environment #emissions


The war on friction


source: https://www.therebooting.com/the-war-on-friction/

The tech giants believe they should control the interface. Controlling the interface used to mean controlling the distribution. The zero-click vision that’s increasingly taking hold will mean publishers and their webpages are regarded as friction standing in the way of people getting what they want immediately, without wading through full-screen interstitial ads, endless pop-ups and autoplay video. That’s going to be a compelling proposition. It will also conveniently accrue all power to the interface and relegate publishers to content vendors.


#news #future #technology #internet #AI #content #economy #software