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October 2020

Global Travel and Global Warming: We Only Have One Planet

2020-10-25T09:07:59+00:00

Scientists and economists are beginning to consider the serious economic and environmental consequences if we fail to reduce global carbon emissions quickly. The most expensive thing we can do is nothing. The cost of global warming: damage to property and infrastructure is real. Sea-level rises, floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms require expensive repairs of essential infrastructure such as homes, roads, bridges, railroad tracks, airport runways, power lines, dams, levees, and seawalls. Disruptions in daily life related to climate change can lead to loss of work and school days and can harm trade, transportation, agriculture, fisheries, energy production, and tourism. Heavy [...]

Global Travel and Global Warming: We Only Have One Planet2020-10-25T09:07:59+00:00

August 2020

Down Under Tourism: What do we know about Australia?

2020-08-08T00:39:37+00:00

According to M. H. Monroe, aboriginal people have lived in Australia for at least 60,000 years, arriving by boat from south Asia by about that time. Some researchers have suggested that aboriginals arrived around 116,000 years ago. These dates have been strongly disputed and re-dating suggests that 60,000 years is correct.  Interestingly, most scientists agree that modern humans have only been in South East Asia since 20,000 years ago, which suggests that Australia was settled before South-East Asia.  Europe, meanwhile was first settled by modern humans also around 60,000 years ago, which suggests that Europeans and Aboriginals arrived in their destinations [...]

Down Under Tourism: What do we know about Australia?2020-08-08T00:39:37+00:00