Univ. of Missouri Students Protesting due to Racial Incidents, Climate Change Powerful Effects on World

 

U.S, and Israel Leaders Still Seeking Peace in Middle East-BBC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the possibility for the U.S. to provide military aid to Israel. In the last few weeks, there has been continued violence between Israelis and Palestinians.  President Obama hopes to bring the two groups “back on a path towards peace.” The two leaders will also examine the conflict in Syria and the nuclear deal with Iran.

Support Leaps for Univ. of Missouri Student Activists-CBS News

Students at the University of Missouri have been protesting for months due to racial incidents that have occurred on the campus.  The incidents that led to the protests include racial slurs being directed toward the black student government president in September and at members of a black student organization before the homecoming parade.  In order to bring attention to these incidents, black members of the Missouri football team are boycotting practice and football related activities.  As a result of these protests, University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe has resigned. “The way white students are treated is in stark contrast to the way black students and other marginalized students are treated, and it’s time to stop that,” Abigail Hollis, an undergraduate student said.

Climate Change Could Create 100 Million Poor, Over Half a Billon Homeless-CNN

Rising sea levels influenced by unchecked carbon emissions could submerge the homes of half a billion people living in the cities of Shanghai, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Rising global temperatures that strongly impact agriculture resulting in crop loss and food prices decreasing will cause more than 100 million people to experience extreme poverty in the next 15 years, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia according to a World Bank report.  “The report demonstrates that ending poverty and fighting climate change cannot be done in isolation—the two will be much more easily achieved if they are addressed together,” World Bank senior economist Stephane Hallegatte said.