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Wirtschaftswetter Internationalthank you for visiting Wirtschaftswetter. Wirtschaftswetter-International, our English-language section, offers you themes, information, tips and services. The next edition of Wirtschaftswetter goes online in October 2022. If there is anything you would especially like to see in the magazine or if you would like to leave us a message with your suggestions, interests, wishes or questions, we will be glad to receive your e-mail: international@wirtschaftswetter.de

Quote: "Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat."
John Morley


External Links:
Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol: The Hearings

Research - Eurofound on COVID-19, latest: Mental health and trust decline across EU as pandemic enters another year

The one and only - The New York Review of Books

Viviane Westwood - Climate Revolution

Aurora Borealis 2Themes: Climate Change Makes Thirsty. In a new study published in Nature Climate Change an international group of researchers from Germany, the Netherlands and Australia investigated how simultaneous changes in energy and water availability affect vegetation functioning across the globe. An intern cooling ability of plants is important especially during heat waves. It can help to dampen the highest hot temperature extremes and associated heat stress, potentially reducing heat- related deaths. As decreasing soil moisture meets rising temperatures and water shortage, plants will become increasingly thirsty, affecting vegetation as a whole, as well as the quality and quantity of their services to society. More, extern, nature.com: Widespread Shift from Ecoystem Energy to Water Limitation with Climate Change


Equipping 4-year-olds with loaded guns and the decomposition of democracy into opposing factions - an article by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in "The Atlantic", theatlantic.com: Why the past 10 years of American life have been uniquely stupid - It's not just a phase

In addition to Frances Haugen's proposals, we also advocate for a small, workable, first step, namely the right of reply, on social media, which originated in the press. Social media platforms should be required to publish counter-representations right next to the usual curses and threats, visible at a glance to all users, and even if those affected by hate campaigns are not themselves members of those platforms. The goal is to finally make the information and exchange of different positions technically possible, and thus no more and no less than to introduce the discussions of different views as such, which are indispensable for any democracy - and on these platforms were obviously led ad absurdum.


WTO: The Global Impact of War. According to a new WTO secretariat note the war costs in terms of reduced trade and output are likely to be felt by people around the world through higher food and energy prices and reduced availability of goods exported by Russia and Ukraine. Europe could experience the brunt of the economic impact, but Africa and Middle East are the most vulnerable regions, as they import over 50 per cent of their cereal needs from Ukraine and/or Russia. The Secretariat note warns "the current crises is likely to exacerbate international food insecurity at a time, when food prices are already historical hight due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors." Furthermore the current development could trigger disintegration of the global economy with income losses that likely reduce GDP in the long run about 5 per cent. In Addition the GDP decline could be much more servere than these first estimates that used only a limited set of simulation models. Read on, WTO, extern site: The Crisis in Ukraine - Implications of the War for Global Trade and Development

Quote: "The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age."
François de La Rochefoucauld


+++ News +++ +++ Same procedure as 2020 +++ On June 10, 2022, the UN Council on Human Rights Group of Experts reiterated to China its 2020 demands, more, China must address grave human rights concerns and enable credible international investigation - UN experts

+++ 35 Years of Liberta! +++ 35 years ago, the Italian duo Albano and Romina Power released the hit song "Liberta", also known as "Avra un senso vivere" (Life will have a meaning). Composed and written by Howard Carpendale, Romina Power, Joachim Horn-Bernges, Vito Pallavicini and Willy Molco, released (November 13, 1987) on the album of the same name with call sign "Liberta!"
This plea for freedom is currently more topical than ever, Link, extern site, music.youtube.com: Liberta - Albano + Romina Power

+++ Travelling as a Solution +++ . New York Times lists 52 places around the globe where travellers can be a part of the solution instead of being a problem, take a look here, extern site, nytimes.com: 52 Places for a Changed World

+++ Populismus isn't hip anymore +++ . As Cambridge-researchers found, support for populists is declining worldwide during the pandemic. They found a "techncratic shift" in political authority worldwide, with increased trust in government, and in experts such as scientists and civil servants, read on cam.ac.uk: Support for populist politics 'collapsed' during the pandemic - global report +++


External Link - New York, New York

Quote: "Jupiter, a world far larger than Earth, is so warm that it currently radiates more internal heat than it receives from the Sun."
Seth Shostak


External Links - Borowitzreport

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