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The inequality of climate change - The Independent (blog)

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The Independent (blog) The inequality of climate change The Independent (blog) Visiting vulnerable communities in India who are bearing the brunt of climate change, worsened by global carbon emissions, highlighted an alarming inequality to me that...

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I have always thought that poverty in India is mainly caused by poor governance and poor leadership skills from the India government and that the government did not bothered about about the people who are living in poverty.After reading the article I learned that poverty is  caused by natural disaster and floods which kills their crops and affect their lives and how desperate they are for food and water.I wonder what pushes this people so hard for survival. I admire their positive attitude even though they are living this kind of environment.

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Obama: 'Nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty ...

Obama: 'Nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty ... | poverty and affluence | Scoop.it
President Obama used his executive authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers on Wednesday, declaring: “In the richest nation on earth, nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty.”.
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I have always thought that even people who works full time will still live in poverty as they are not a graduate and cannot find a high paying job.After reading this article I found out that , if people have a minimum wage of $10 per hour they would not have to live in poverty. I believed that after Obama have declared a raised in the minimum wage for the federal contract workers ,most of them will not be living in poverty. But there is which I don't understand is that what challenges would the employer face if he where to raise his workers salary.

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Food poverty should be Government priority, says Children's Society

Food poverty should be Government priority, says Children's Society | poverty and affluence | Scoop.it
The Children's Society today called for the government to take more action on the causes of food poverty in the UK.

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I have always thought that people who are living in poverty in UK are being forced to ask for helps from their relatives.After reading the article I learned that families in UK who are living in poverty can turn to food banks.Some government programmes in UK that had helped people in the past, but they needed to be sustained.The fact that free school meals are to be offered for all infants from September, but noted that half a million children in poverty will still be missing out on them at primary and secondary school levels. Something I don't understand is that why does the UK government not ask for help from neighbouring country like what Pakistan and Brazil did. They developed a framework to help fight hunger and poverty in their own country.

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Fan Hong's curator insight, February 23, 2014 4:44 AM

I know that Families in UK on low incomes and in poverty are being forced to turn to food banks because they cannot find the money to feed their children and themselves.More action needed to prevent poverty, rather than merely alleviating it.I learnt that The Government must take action to address the underlying causes of the rising costs of living, poverty and debt, cuts to support for families and a lack of help available in a crisis.Some government programmes in UK that had helped people in the past, but they needed to be sustained.The fact that free school meals are to be offered for all infants from September, but noted that half a million children in poverty will still be missing out on them at primary and secondary school levels. Why the government of UK never do some proper action to stop poverty, when their finanical is no as bad as USA?