dimanche 24 janvier 2016

Britain 'poised to open door to thousands of migrant children'

David Cameron considering calls by charities as Jeremy Corbyn, who on Saturday visited refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk, urges emergency steps

Children face sub-zero temperatures as they cross the Macedonia-Serbia border. 
Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty 

 Amid growing expectation that an announcement is imminent, Downing Street said ministers were looking seriously at calls from charities, led by Save the Children, for the UK to admit at least 3,000 unaccompanied young people who have arrived in Europe from countries including Syria and Afghanistan, and who are judged to be at serious risk of falling prey to people traffickers. Government sources said such a humanitarian gesture would be in addition to the 20,000 refugees the UK has already agreed to accept, mainly from camps on the borders of Syria, by 2020.

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Source: The Guardian                            Saturday 23 January 2016

vendredi 22 janvier 2016

Global Warming's Six Americas


Anthony Leiserowitz is director of the Yale project on climate change
In a recent study “Global Warming Six Americas” he found that the public’s perception of climate change falls into six distinct categories
Who are the different publics within the American public? The American public does not speak with a single voice on this issue. There are in fact six really distinct Americas within America. Those groups each respond to this issue in very different ways for very different reasons.