Saadia Iqbal's blog
What sounds better: going to see a new movie starring Angelina Jolie or Matt Damon, or reading a report about climate change and agriculture?
Where does energy come from? Why are some people still skeptical about climate change? Why does our energy system absolutely have to change, and how will a price on carbon be the solution?
If you'd like a simple, humorous and to-the-point explanation to the above questions and others related to energy consumption and climate change, then be sure and watch this animation by Andy Lubershane, a Masters student at the University of Michigan.
On Februarly 27, Chile was struck by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful ever registered in the world history. The earthquake was followed by a tsunami that destroyed the cities near the coastline and wiped out fishing villages. The disaster killed more than 700 people and more than 2 million have been affected, nearly 12 percent of the country's total population.
Hey youth of the world! The next time a teacher or parent scolds you for bad behavior, here's a good excuse: "I can't help it, it's just the way my brain is wired."
According to a recent blog post by Emmanuel Jimenez, Human Development Director, in the World Bank’s East Asia Region:
Submitted by Emiliana Vegas, expert on Early Childhood Development at the World Bank. With thanks to Carlos Molina, Regional Web Editor for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank.
In a place full of economists and other nerdy types, glamour is hard to come by. That's right, I'm talking about the World Bank (with the exception of the Youthink! team, of course).
So, it was pretty exciting when pop superstar Shakira visited the other day.
Even more exciting, though, is the project that Shakira came to launch: a $300 million partnership with the World Bank to invest in children in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
The climate is changing, and we should, too! This according to Sunita Narain, the Director of the Center for Science and Environment in New Delhi. At a recent forum at the World Bank, she stressed the need for governments, policymakers and international organizations to start thinking differently about development. This is the only way, she says, to reach those who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. No more thinking "business as usual;" rather, it's time to wake up and realize it's "business unusual!"
Muster all your creativity and innovation, because now is your chance to solve real-world issues like hunger, poverty, disease, conflict and climate change. Get ready to play EVOKE.
EVOKE is a new game brought out by the World Bank Institute. It empowers you— young people all over the world—to plunge right into the challenge and look for creative solutions.
At a recent discussion organized by the World Bank Institute, 7 panelists shared ideas about why it's so important for youth to be involved in development, and how everyone--young people, organizations, and governments--can work together to make this happen even more than it is already happening.