AP Human Geography Digital Knowledge Source
Why What is Where: The Digital Knowledge Source for AP Human Geography
Curated by Allison Anthony
We sometimes describe this mingling as 'cross-pollination’ or ‘cross-fertilization’ — benign, bucolic metaphors that obscure the force of these encounters. When we wish to speak more plainly, we talk of ‘appropriation’ — a word now associated with the white Western world’s co-opting of minority cultures.
At climate change summit in Paris, world leaders will discuss what can be done to keep warming from exceeding the critical level of 2 degrees Celsius. Leaders will meet in Paris starting on November 30 to discuss all of this at the COP21 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Before that gets going, we invited authors, experts and activists to weigh in on the 2-degree target. What's at stake? And how can we actually get there?
Ahead of the landmark UN climate talks in Paris next week, 174 countries have filed pledges outlining how far they will go to reduce carbon emissions. These plans will be crucial in determining the outcome of the conference, which aims to create a universal agreement to keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius—the point beyond which scientists believe climate change will be irrevocably catastrophic.
"The most striking thing about Mauricio Macri's first news conference as president-elect of Argentina was, well, that there was a press conference at all.
Argentine journalists have become accustomed, after eight years under Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's presidency, to getting little or no access to the person at the top."
An attack at a hotel in West Africa seems to be another attempt to hurt French interests.
"Just a week after a series of attacks in Paris left at least 129 dead, another attack has occurred that seems designed to goad France deeper into a fight against Islamist extremists on a variety of fronts. In this case, at least 100 people were taken hostage Friday when gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali's capital of Bamako. Early reports suggest that at least 20 people have been killed."