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CLIMATE CHANGE: Visualizing the Impact of Rising Sea Levels — by Country

VISUAL CAPITALIST: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/sea-level-rises-2100-by-region/

June 24, 2022 – By  Florent Lavergne and  Carmen Ang

Visualizing the Impact of Rising Sea Levels, by Country

Climate change is already causing sea levels to rise across the globe. In the 20th century alone, it’s estimated that the mean global sea level rose by 11-16 cm.

How much will sea levels change in the coming years, and how will it affect our population?

In the below series of visualizations by Florent Lavergne, we can see how rising sea levels could impact countries in terms of flood risk by the year 2100.

These graphics use data from a 2019 study by Scott Kulp and Benjamin Strauss. Their study used CoastalDEM—a 3D graphics tool used to measure a population’s potential exposure to extreme coastal water levels—and examined rising sea levels under different levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.    Continue reading

CANADA: The Economist Global Livability Index 2022: Three places in Top10 Countries

CALGARY VANCOUVER and TORONTO IN TOP 10 COUNTRIES

The 2022 global liveability index is out and Toronto has earned its way back into the top ten after sliding in the rankings during the pandemic.

The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2022 report ranks 172 cities based on criteria including stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.

Toronto was among three Canadian cities to land in the top ten most liveable places this year, taking the eighth spot on the list from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the sister company to The Economist magazine.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Place Names Along Guyana’s Roads – All Regions

GUYANA:  PLACE NAMES ALONG GUYANA’S ROADS

Here is a list of place names along Guyana’s roads’

(Source: Adapted from Gazetteer of Guyana, published by Lands and Surveys Department and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Georgetown, 2001)

This list covers the roads of all of the Regions of Guyana at the time it was compiled some 20 years ago.

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EDUCATION: Latin America and Caribbean students adversely affected by COVID-19

– New World Bank-UNICEF report calls for urgent action to mitigate the learning crisis in wake of COVID-19

Jun 24, 2022- Kaieteur News – PANAMA CITY/WASHINGTON D.C., June 23, 2022 – Four in five sixth graders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are expected to lack basic reading comprehension proficiency, according to a report issued on Thursday June 23, 2022 by the World Bank and UNICEF, in collaboration with UNESCO.

While the region was already in a learning crisis prior to the pandemic, this represents a substantial increase. This new and staggering estimate also suggests that two years of COVID-19 school closures in the region may have set learning outcomes back by more than a decade. Emerging evidence from across LAC buttresses these estimates.        Continue reading

USA: Gun makers exploit vulnerable youths to market their deadly wares – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Only two of 30 mass shootings recorded between 1949 to 2017 were committed by killers younger than 21 — in Columbine, Colorado, in 1999 and Sandy Hook in Connecticut in 2012. Prior to 2000, most of the killers were men in their mid-20s, 30s and 40s but since then they have been between 15 and 25. And the nine deadliest mass shootings since 2018 were committed by mass killers 21 years old or younger, including an 18-year-old who killed 10 African Americans and wounded three other people at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, on May 14.

They are in the age range which “law enforcement officials, researchers and policy experts consider a hazardous crossroads for young men, a period when they are in the throes of developmental changes and societal pressures that can turn them toward violence in general, and, in the rarest cases, mass shootings,” The New York Times reported.      Continue reading

USA: Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War – Video

Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War

793,937 views – Apr 26, 2022 – Schiller Institute
Read the full transcript here: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/20…

BARBADOS: Guyana-born Ingrid Griffith presents Shirley Chisholm – Barbados – June 25th and 26th, 2022

REFUGEES: No room for today’s ‘tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ — By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The number of free African Americans increased from around 60,000 in 1790 following the Revolutionary War to about 300,000 in 1830 and European Americans feared they would help the still enslaved to escape or revolt and believed anyhow that they were an inferior race who would be better off elsewhere. The American Colonization Society and others came up with this solution: send them to Africa.

African Americans, in general, objected strongly, with some pointing out that they had lived in the United States for generations and were “no more African than white Americans were European,” as Wikipedia puts it. Shame upon the guilty wretches that dare propose and all that countenance such a proposition,” abolitionist and scholar Frederick Douglass declared. “We live here—have lived here—have a right to live here and mean to live here,”

Still, 4,571 African Americans were relocated between 1820 and 1843 to West Africa, in a collection of settlements with names such as Mississippi in Africa, Kentucky in Africa and Republic of Maryland that formed the nation of Liberia by 1857. Because of diseases, only 1,819 survived. Continue reading

GUYANA: Selected Readings: from Dr. Walter Rodney (23 March 1942-13 June 1980) – Moray House Trust

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Moray House Trust has collated a short sequence of readings from the work of Dr Walter Rodney (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980) to mark the anniversary of his death. The readings include extracts from Groundings with My BrothersA History of the Guyanese Working People 1881-1905 and The Russian Revolution. Readers include Konyo Addo, Stephanie Bowry, Petamber Persaud and Shaka Rodney.
You are warmly invited to view the recording at your leisure. It will be available from:
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Event:          Readings (pre-recorded)
Title:            Walter Rodney: selected readings
Date:           Monday 13th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana

GUYANA: Baramita: Region 1: Golf For Guyana – Port Perry. ON. Canada – September 10th 2022

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GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR BARAMITA. GUYANA

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Sunnybrae Golf Club: 1430 King Street, Port Perry, ON

Join us for a round of golf to raise funds for Baramita, an indigenous community in northern Guyana.

This community is living in extreme poverty with 95% of the population living in makeshift tents with little access to a reliable food source or safe drinking water. In 2021, together we completed a Community Library. The new library is bright and cheerful and is stocked with books and supplies that the children in the community now have access to.

Our golfers and sponsors also purchased backpacks and shoes for 400 children and helped fund school garden that will be breaking ground in May 2022.

This year, we will focus our attention on agriculture and education in the community and finding opportunities for families to earn sustainable incomes.

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Guyana Golf Sept 10 2022 – Details on the golf Tournament

Guyana 2022 Community Needs –  Baramita Community Information and needs

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