A recent study based on satellite data estimates that there are 3 trillion trees on Earth - that’s over 400 trees per person. That also means that there are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way. To mark the International Day of Forests, we’ve taken a look at the upcoming World Development Indicators 2016, and highlighted some trends in how forest cover has changed in the last 25 years. Read more
2015 was the hottest year on record
This is what global warming looks like. Record after record after record, broken. The animation below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 136 years. The bright red line on top shows how 2015 just beat out the previous record—2014—by the biggest margin since modern record keeping began. Fifteen of the 16 hottest years have been in the 21st century.
Original interactive at: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/hottest-year-on-record/
Today, women are not just more likely to be poor – they’re also more likely to work long hours, to earn less money, to have missed out on a proper education and to suffer violence in their lifetime. Discrimination and abuse are trapping women in poverty – and stopping them from ending it too. It’s not just wrong, it’s outrageous. If you agree, please stand with us and make your pledge today: www.oxfam.org.uk/pledge
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