Dark Age Watch

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Friday, April 20, 2007
China about to become top carbon emitter "China will overtake the United States as the world’s biggest emitter of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) either this year or next, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday." Internal organisation Admittedly, China's skies will not become any fresher in the short run.


Moscow foreign students told to stay in as racist attacks rise over Hitler's birthday "The students come from 82 countries - including Britain but mostly from Malaysia and India - and they live in a renovated 19th century block not far from campus. In recent years there has been a steep rise in the number of racist and xenophobic attacks across Russia. The victims are often migrant workers from former Soviet Union countries." Internal disintegration Cohesion may include elements of coercion and implies a strong pressure on the individual to conform to the values of a larger group. Yet, there is of course much more to it than knocking down people in the road. This story, it appears, is an example of shrinking horizons, and not one of societal and cultural revival.


US builds Baghdad wall to keep Sunnis and Shias apart "When the barrier is finished, the minority Sunni community of Adamiya, on the eastern side of the River Tigris, will be completely gated. Traffic control points manned by Iraqi soldiers will provide the only access, the US military said." Internal discohesion-disintegration coupling While the declared intent is to promote security, the fact that gated communities are developping is an indication that political authority is fragmented.