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GreenScene: Wealth Gap America with Jeoffry Gordon, M.D.

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Dr. Jeoffry Gordon is discussing the large and growing wealth gap in Amercia where 40 people own as much as the bottom 50%.

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Dr. Jeoffry Gordon

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Dr. Jeoffry Gordon

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Member of the California Medical Licensing Board

Dr. Gordon retired after being a family doc in San Diego for 40 years. He have had a life long passionate dedication to social justice. He has been involved in health policy at the federal (in the United States Public Health Service), state (as a member of the California Medical Licensing Board and as a nursing home inspector), and local level (as one of the founders of the Beach Area Community Clinic and as staff in the Department of Public Health). ... Read more about Dr. Jeoffry Gordon

Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS

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http://news.trust.org/ - Megan Rowling
A family wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, due to typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, Sept. 10, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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BARCELONA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The erosion of wealth among the world's middle class due to climate change is a threat to economic and social stability which could spur its 1 billion members to push for action on global warming, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said. ... Read more about Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS

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Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’

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Pablo Correa
Poverty
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[CARTAGENA] The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, should be used to monitor compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a conference has heard.
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Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development

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Georgi Gotev
Jan Eliasson
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UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who just returned from a number of missions to Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, said Tuesday (3 February) that the international community and the EU should be more active after the end of a conflict, to make sure that it does not happen again.

Eliasson, a Swedish national who covers most of the world’s conflict areas and development in his UN capacity, spoke to the Brussels press after meeting several EU officials, including foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini. ... Read more about Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development

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UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

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Edith M. Lederer
Nobel Prize
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve the goals and transform the world. ... Read more about UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

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'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals

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Heather Stewart
A distressed mother in Sittwe, Myanmar, holds her malnourished twins.
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World leaders gathering at the UN in New York next weekend must pledge to make a revolutionary effort if they are serious about meeting the 17 ambitious anti-poverty targets for 2030 that they are due to sign, according to Britain’s leading development thinktank. ... Read more about 'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals

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10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of Toilets

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Randall Hackley
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In a world in which 14 percent of the population in the 21st century still defecate outdoors, children remain among the most vulnerable to a lack of toilets, contamination from human waste and dirty water.

The young are suffering the brunt of a health and development crisis that has claimed the lives of at least 10 million children under the age of five since 2000 because they have no access to a basic toilet, according to a new report from the international development organization WaterAid. ... Read more about 10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of Toilets

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