Links I liked: Climate rebuttals and good news; gangs of Sudan; great spoofs of Stieg Larsson and French reparations to Haiti; smoke kills women; Brazil as aid donor; Ethiopia is beautiful and India's winning solar lantern

Rebuttals of all the usual denialists’ arguments on a single page – very handy [h/t John Magrath] 27 of Europe’s biggest and most important companies demand tougher targets on emissions Richard Gowan links US rap culture and emerging gangs in South Sudan Spoof 1: Stieg Larsson novels – why do we love them when they’re so terribly written? While pondering this, enjoy this great New Yorker spoof [h/t Chris Blattman] Spoof 2: France to pay Haiti $22 billion in reparations for forcing the former French colony to pay an equivalent sum in exchange for its independence in the nineteenth century? Sadly, not, but still enjoyable and very convincing [h/t Kate Raworth] Claire Melamed discusses a woman killer we often overlook – smoke inhalation The Economist reports that Brazil is fast becoming one of the world’s biggest aid providers. But like Chinese or Korean assistance, its “diplomacy of generosity” has a very different look to the North American or European version. On the 25th anniversary of the Ethiopian famine, Reuters celebrates the country’s unique beauty and history. This year’s Ashden Award winners for sustainable energy cover the usual crop of inspiring examples, including the overall winner – D Light Design solar lanterns in India.  Unlike the lanterns, the video is distinctly old school, but worth a look ]]>

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  1. Ian

    Regarding the D Light video, to save anyone that doesn’t know exchange rates having to look it up, the 500 rupee cost seems to equate to about £7.
    I thought that that was surprisingly expensive.