Vast swathes of the Arctic are suffering from "unprecedented" wildfires, new satellite images have revealed. North of the Arctic circle, the high temperatures are facilitating enormous wildfires which are wreaking ecological destruction on a colossal scale.
Glaciers in the Everest region are melting at an alarming rate because of increasing pollution and global warming, a scientist has claimed. Professor John All, of Western Washington University, said his team discovered that samples of snow taken from the world’s highest mountain and surrounding peaks were surprisingly dark.
A bipartisan trio of senators is pushing legislation that would compel online platforms to disclose who is paying for the types of ads that populate Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter timelines and Google search results. Current election law does not apply to those ads, creating what some critics call a loophole that online ad-buyers can exploit. @independent
To be WEF partner, you have to pay about £250,000 annual membership fee as “strategic partners”, then pay £18,000 for each member of their delegations Reuters. Arriving in Davos, it was very clear to me from day one that 90 per cent there are disconnected from the people of the world they are trying to save and, frankly, more interested in proving to each other their own worth. I was shocked to actually hear that Uber Copter – the process of using helicopter as you would use a taxi – is normal around here