Is 25,000 refugees a lot ?
General / Philosophical / Social issues

Is 25,000 refugees a lot ?

Just a few hours ago, the Federal government announced a revised plan for the resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees as promised in November. The new plan postponed the target date from the end of 2015 to the end of February in 2016. Only 10,000 of the identified 25,000 refugees will arrive in Canada by 2015. The revised plan has taken … Continue reading

Who became happier in the past decades?
Philosophical / Uncategorized

Who became happier in the past decades?

Following the thoughts on the happiness map,  which countries became happier in the past decade? And which countries didn’t? The happiness records over the past 10 years uncover the answer to these questions. Continue exploring the World Happiness Report 2015 from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN)! This interactive slopegraph shows the ranking of the … Continue reading

Are we responsible for climate change?
Climate Science

Are we responsible for climate change?

Since the past century, global mean temperatures have increased. Extreme hot temperatures have become more frequent, precipitation patterns have changed and several other variables indicate that climate change is happening. Are we responsible for these changes? How can we tell whether these changes are due to the human impact or a result of natural variations? … Continue reading