Ponzi (or pyramid) schemes are scams in which you rob Peter to pay Paul. But no individual has been greater at implementing a Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff: his scheme vaporized $65 billion of client money. He relied on a

In contrast to American climate deniers, Europeans generally believe in the science of climate change and worry about threats to the environment. In the fight to save our planet, the European Commission has been at the forefront for a long

What is the role of pain in our lives?  Pain, we can all agree, is unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Pain acts as an alarm when faced with danger. Pain can be excruciating, tragic, the forerunner of death. In short,

The glaciers of eastern Antarctica have begun to melt, which could "remodel the coasts of the world". The alarm, because this is what it is, comes from NASA scientists. Satellite images have shown that a group of glaciers that extends for

CBSS Baltic 2030 Action Plan The Baltic Sea Region with the Baltic 2030 Action Plan of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), approved back in 2017, is one of the pivotal geographical areas where various actors are helping to

Antimicrobial resistance has grown in recent years as a result of the overuse of antibiotics. Drugs no longer work as they used to. The alarm was rung in April 2019 by a UN group of experts in a report sent

"A problem never exists in isolation; it is surrounded by other problems in space and time. The more of the context of a problem that a scientist can comprehend, the greater are his chances of finding a truly adequate solution." Russell

It’s become conventional wisdom that technological progress destroys jobs but also creates new ones balancing out the loss after a painful period of adjustment. Painful for those out of a job who are too old or unable to learn new

What lines can we not afford to cross when it comes to our impact on the planet? As the world races to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, it is vital that the pursuit of sustainable

What is The Role of Europe in the AI Race? Let’s be clear, Artificial Intelligence, in particular in its latest development, deep learning that mimics the way the human mind works, first emerged in America. This gave the U.S. a huge

 The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has produced a set of twenty-four indicators aimed at the assessment and long-term monitoring of bioenergy sustainability at the national level.  The GBEP Sustainability Indicators are intended to inform policymakers about the environmental, social and economic

Science, technology and innovation are often regarded as critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, while scientists have been alerting society for decades on the negative impacts and risks linked to human activity — climate change, growing pollution levels,

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