WSJ with very concerning graphic and article about air pollution spikes in Beijing.
Archive for the ‘Global – Socioeconomic’ Category
Earth Policy Institute with a nice piece about China’s food needs.
Latest data from US is out and no sign of lowering. Much of increases in Midwest. From Wonkblog.
From Charles Blow at NYT, but still no perspective on overall US adoptions.
From Floyd Norris at NYT, recovery definitely happening, but not certainly in Europe.
From WSJ. While focus is on Russia potentially banning adoptions to the US, seems to me that the more significant data is about US overseas adoptions being cut by more than half in the past 7 years. Also, the overall number at less than 10,000 seems very small, but it doesn’t count domestic adoptions. I also wonder how these numbers compare to immigration, both legal and illegal. Data story waiting to be told.
I’ve always been curious about happiness by country. Differences seem strikingly large. From CNN.
10 Most Happy Countries
El Salvador (84%)
Trinidad and Tobago (83%)
Costa Rica (81%)
10 least happy countries
From The Economist. Iraq is surprising to me in how high it is. Empirically, I wonder if it can be reduced. Would also like to see Israel and its neighbors.
Interesting summary of world nuclear power situation from Earth Policy Institute. Surprising to see how much new production capacity is being built.