Climate Shock

Gernot Wagner visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss the book he co-authored with Martin L. Weitzman, “Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet”.

Cartoonists across the world face threats to their liberty… and their lives

Cartoon by David Pope, http://www.scratch.com.au/
Cartoon by David Pope,
http://www.scratch.com.au

A global report by Committee to Protect Journalists documents cases of satirists who are being intimidated.

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to simplify complex political situations, the threats faced by cartoonists around the world — who are being imprisoned, forced into hiding, threatened with legal action or killed — far exceed Islamic extremism. A Committee to Protect Journalists special report by Shawn W. Crispin.

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Young Humanists Midlands Launch Party, 11 June

10151235_1501549900099387_947616533382384541_n Celebrate with Young Humanists in Birmingham! The new section of the British Humanist Association (BHA) for 18-35 year olds, Young Humanists, invites you to its official Midlands launch party in central Birmingham. So if you’re young(ish), godless and interested in the big questions, check out Young Humanists! And it’s free! June 11th, 2015 7:00 pm Island Bar 14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway Birmingham B1 1LT Book here.

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