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Alejandro Aravena – Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad

This week in Quito as many as 45,000 people have gathered for Habitat III, the global UN summit which, every 20 years, resets the world’s urban agenda. Why should we care? Well, to start with, in the next 20 years, we will witness more than two billion more people moving to cities. Depending on what we do to accommodate them, …

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This is the worst news for life on Earth

It’s officially the beginning of the end for life on Earth, researchers say. Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have passed 400 parts per million — long regarded as the point of no return in the battle against climate change. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said the CO2 levels for September will definitely be above 400 ppm — a …