And I like to use that story because it tells me don't undersell and don't oversell. Look at all the angles and present all the arguments. So the way that I think about Africa right now is in three ways: First, the future is African, demographically. The continent will double in size. It will go from 1.2 billion people to 2.4 billion people by 2050. That means a quarter of the world's population will be Africa. Nigeria is going to be larger than the United States. … [Read more...] about Transcript: Africa expert Judd Devermont talks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters”
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Heavy rains have led to more frequent flash flooding in New Orleans. A July 2019 thunderstorm dropped more than six inches of rain an hour on some areas of the city; six inches of rain dropped on 20 acres is more than 3.2 million gallons of water. For the city’s drainage system, that can be too much. Currently, all the water in Gentilly goes to one pipe station, first captured in catch basins, then through pipes into underground canals that pump the water out of the city. For the Mirabeau Water Garden, though, a typical storm event may only add a few inches of water to those lower-elevation basins; it’s meant to handle really large storms—those “10-year floods”—at which point the basins will be filled, creating an artificial lake. … [Read more...] about How these New Orleans nuns helped turn their convent into a beautiful, flood-preventing urban wetland
Hanoi (VNA) – The German government has provided 10.3 million EUR in non-refundable ODA to support Vietnam in the implementation of the Paris Agreement from 2019 to 2023. The joint project “Support to Vietnam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The main implementing agency on the Vietnamese side is the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). According to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh, the project aims to establish a comprehensive legal framework and enhance national capacity to implement Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The project focuses on five areas, including provision of advice for the MoNRE on development and implementation of NDC and the Paris Agreement in line with … [Read more...] about German-funded project to support Vietnam in Paris Agreement implementation
Detroit: American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., a supplier that derives three quarters of its sales from trucks and SUVs, knows the times are a-changing for the auto industry: going electric is the way of the future.But almost all battery-powered models have been slow off the blocks, sales-wise. Take Jaguar’s I-Pace for example. American Axle supplies the electric drive system for the British brand’s debut plug-in crossover, but sales are running at roughly half of what the carmaker expected.“We’ve had to adjust our business accordingly,” American Axle Chief Executive Officer David Dauch said at an investor conference Tuesday. “That’s just a reflection of where electrification is, period. The Volt was that way, the Bolt was that way, the Leaf has been that way,” he said, referring to two Chevrolets and one Nissan model.“The only thing that’s really met its numbers,” Dauch said, “and it took some time to … [Read more...] about Jaguar supplier paddling like hell to support slow-selling EVs
Internet penetration in Africa jumped from very low levels in 2009 to 16% of individuals in 2013 and over 20% in 2015. But the proportion of people online is still far behind the global average – 17.4% of individuals have access to mobile broadband, while fixed broadband connections remain very low. Countries will have to keep up with rising demand for bandwidth in order to drive innovation and enable the shift to digital across all sectors. … [Read more...] about Can the internet reboot Africa?