Portal to a whole new world
Here is the deal with our climate. We have 6 to 10 years to get our act together and drastically bring greenhouse gas levels down. That’s the only way we might still keep global warming below an average of 1.5 degrees. You don’t have to look far to see that the planet is already getting angry and confused. But if we cross this line, we will regret it: dead oceans, failed crops, mass extinction, mass forced migration, wildfires, thousands of flooded coastal cities, dirty air, no chocolate. Not great!
Can't be too cool for this school! This floating beauty was built by architecture firm NLÉ for the water community of Makoko, near Lagos, Nigeria. It addresses the community's educational needs and serves as an innovative example for other coastal communities that face climate change and rapid urbanization.
In the past months, Dr. Monk and Philips have been working hard on a project around breastfeeding on the African continent. What challenges do working mothers face in breastfeeding? How is this linked to infant mortality? And what innovations can we create to empower these mothers to breastfeed more? We will now share our findings in a webinar that everyone can join!
This powerful animation is a must-watch for anyone who has ever eaten fish. Overfishing is a huge problem. At this rate, fish will have disappeared from our oceans in 50 years time. Without fish, our oceanic ecosystems will be destroyed. These ecosystems provide two thirds of our oxygen. Can you imagine what will happen to human life?
Listen to Wanlov the Kubolor's powerful meditative sound, expressing the frustrations of living in a blatantly unequal society. The wealthy few are elevated into a carefree existence, next to the masses of people who are burdened with basic survival and the real need to make progress. This video is poignant in its expression of this sentiment. As strange as it sounds: enjoy!
Ama, the sun of Dr. Monk, is featured in the New York Times! You can read the article that she helped with online, right here. Authored by Russell Shorto, it shines a light on modern-day Ghana, international heritage, slavery - topics we can ponder upon endlessly.