Which of the world’s richest countries is most unequal?

The wealthiest countries are in many ways more unequal than the poorest, and a new study says that the U.S. has the most unequal country on the planet.But there are also plenty of exceptions.The most unequal countries are also the ones with the highest levels of economic activity, according to a new report from the …

What’s Wrong With the World?

The world is getting smaller and smaller.But even as people around the world struggle to keep up, we’re not doing enough to protect our precious biodiversity and ecosystems.We can’t just leave the planet to its fate.We’re on a collision course with climate change.And if we can’t protect our species, we can at least help keep …

A new threat: The Philippines’ new wave of typhoons

A new wave is on the rise in the Pacific, and it’s bringing a whole new set of threats.In this installment of a weekly series on the threat of typhoon activity, we take a look at how it might affect the region and the people in the region.┬áThe first two storms were centered on the …

What is the Davao Region?

The Philippines’ capital city, Manila, is a hotbed of international business and tourism.But its economic fortunes have been largely built on its ability to capture the imagination of the global business community.It’s a city that has seen its population grow from around 3 million in the early 1990s to around 4 million today.And its reputation …

Why are the people of the Arab Gulf so angry?

I’m an American citizen who grew up in Saudi Arabia.I lived in the U.S. for most of my life.I was born and raised in the United States.And yet, I’ve seen what I’ve been told about Saudi Arabia firsthand, and what it’s become over the past five years.As the U of A student, I spent much …

Africa’s ‘unbreakable’ promise of ‘zero carbon’ development

Africa’s leaders are facing an uncertain future with climate change and the rising costs of fossil fuels.Here are five things to know about Africa’s ambitious goal to zero carbon development.1/15 Kenya: “The challenge we face is we have the opportunity to create a new and better Africa.”Kenyatta, Kenya, 27 October, 2020 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatt, …

How to learn about the tropical region of the world

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What is regionalism?

A word of caution: There is no set definition of regionalism.But for some it’s a way of life.This article is about a new word, regionalism , that appears to be emerging.Regionalism is an umbrella term for various kinds of regionalist policies and policies within a nation.It’s a new kind of political movement that’s gaining traction …

How to find the right cities to live in the tropics

In 2018, it was the United States that led the world in number of cities with more than 100,000 residents.But that number has been declining rapidly, and as the global economy recovers, it will be a lot harder to make the same jump with more countries in the region.With the global population expected to increase …