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Every Country Has Its Own Climate Risks. What’s Yours? Environment $ (Possible Paywall)
President Biden has already made climate change a focus of his administration, and with good reason. According to data from Four Twenty Seven, nearly 90 percent of the world population will be exposed to one or more climate hazards over the next century. This stunning 3D visualization from The New York Times travels across the globe to show what countries and continents are most at risk.
According to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, Donald Trump made about six false or misleading claims per day during the first three years of his presidency. In his final year, that number jumped to 39. All told, he made 30,573 false or misleading claims during his term. Scroll through the Post’s timeline of untruths to see them for yourself.
A decade ago this month, protests calling for the end of authoritarian regimes spread across much of the Arab world. The protests started in a small Tunisian city, when a fruit seller named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in an act of defiance against the government. Soon, unrest seeped into Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, toppling several regimes in the process. This article from The Guardian relives the Arab spring on its 10th anniversary.
Travel Restrictions Today Travel
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, governments around the world are implementing and modifying travel restrictions. To get a sense of how different countries are handling international travel, this global visualization from Hasham Eissa and Lindsey Poulter is updated daily to show countries that are currently in lockdown, have their borders closed, and/or are enforcing travel bans, and how their restrictions compare to COVID-19 case counts.