Yves here. The viewpoint expressed in this article will not go over well in some circles, since the BRICs have insisted that they have the same right to pollute as much as first world countries did in getting to their living standard. But the problem is the planet cannot remotely support everyone in emerging economies living at first world living standards, at least the way we produce them now. And that isn’t operative only the energy and greenhouse gasses fronts. We’ll all need to eat lower down on the food chain as well.
NEW YORK — Every week, a combined total of 28 new planes roll off the assembly lines at Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer factories — the fastest production rate in the history of commercial aviation. Most of those aircraft feed the insatiable demand in Asia.
The rapid growth of Asian airlines is helping bolster economies and change lifestyles, but it’s also creating a daunting safety challenge as more passengers head into an increasingly crowded airspace.
Are video games art?
At this point, it’s a debate which has raged for years. But most gamers would likely agree that yes, video games are indeed an artistic medium. Of course, just like other artistic mediums — music, film, etc. — there are those who place a greater value in the artistic value of independent games compared to big budget commercial games produced by multinational publishers.
To coincide with a new United Nations report calling for an investigation into crimes against humanity in North Korean prison camps, Human Rights Watch has released a video featuring horrific tales from the gulags.
Mobile tech is booming: New figures from Digi-Capital show the number of "unicorns" — companies with $1 billion-plus valuations — has almost doubled in the last 12 months, and there's now more than ever before. In 2013, there were 38 unicorns in the mobile sphere; in 2014, there was 68. And the collective value of these companies has doubled too, from around $130 billion to $261 billion. Here's a breakdown of the analysis by size:
By Bill Gunderson:Brazil is the largest country in South America and it is the fifth largest country in the world. The current population of Brazil is right around 192 million people. Geographically, Brazil is strategically located in South America as it relates to trade. Brazil shares a border with every South American country except Ecuador and Chile.