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The report specifies that electric vehicles must become the predominant car type in 2050, liquid biofuel production must grow ten-fold and high efficiency all-electric buildings should become the norm.

Renewables can reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2050

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the energy sector can be reduced by 70 per cent by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook – according to new findings

Technology is also shaping many of our background assumptions or perceptions, and this in turn can shape our understanding of and attitude towards risks. We live in a world defined by both the accelerating pace of technological change and the uncertainty this speeding up causes. Anecdotally, at least, more and more of us feel that we are running to stand still – just about keeping pace with some technological developments that affect us but largely oblivious of many others and unsure of how they all fit together.

Do you understand the risks of technological progress?

Any change can be unsettling, but changes as profound as those being unleashed by the current phase of technological development – known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution – are prone to be particularly destabilizing

These are what the THE calls powerhouse institutions, universities whose research output is exceptional, but in many cases hasn’t been reflected in their reputation scores. Make no mistake: these universities are good at what they do, and if they continue to perform well, their reputations will grow and grow.

These universities are poised to overtake Harvard and Cambridge

The most illustrious universities in the world have been the same for decades. Centuries even

So, this ambitious Earth Observation programme involves 60 companies across 20 European countries plus Canada and the USA, led by Airbus Defence and Space as the prime contractor company. And that’s not all. In a statement NASA said, “given the similar mission concept of the US Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), ESA and NASA entered into a collaborative agreement… The Sentinel-2 constellation also provides great opportunities for fusion with Landsat 8 and the Landsat constellation, and US researchers look forward to continuing work with European colleagues on characterizing both sensing systems.”

Space: Still an important Matter of National Prestige?

During the Cold War, space technology and manned space missions were seen as a matter of national prestige

On Sunday, Erdoğan claimed that “Nazism is still widespread in the West” in what Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said were inflammatory remarks.  “We ended up in a totally unprecedented situation in which a NATO ally… with whom we have historic ties, strong trade relations, is acting in a totally unacceptable, irresponsible manner,” Rutter told reporters. Rather than the Netherlands apologising for refusing the Turkish ministers entry, Turkey’s president should apologise for comparing the Netherlands to fascists and Nazis, he said. The row risked spreading on Sunday as Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen proposed postponing a planned visit by Yıldırım this month due to the dispute.

Erdogan pledges to punish ‘Nazi remnant’ Netherlands ‘in harshest way’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the Netherlands a ‘Nazi remnant’ and said the country should face sanctions for barring Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam, fuelling a row over Ankara’s political campaigning abroad

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