More fires in Sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else on earth

Tweet Data shows five times as many fires burning in Central Africa than South America, and African governments may not be as equipped when handling them Fires are becoming more and more common in Central Africa as a result of business expansion, mining and global warming. Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have shown large red areas on National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) satellite imagery. The fires are threatening the Congo basin which is the world’s ‘second lung’ after the Amazon. It is common for these types of…

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Researchers defend Bitcoin’s environmental impact claiming previous studies are too simplistic

Tweet Bitcoin is the world’s largest digital currency. Amid claims that bitcoin could ruin the environment and raise global warming by 2 degrees Celsius, researchers have hit back saying these studies are too simplistic to be worth taking seriously. A key selling point of Bitcoin is that it’s decentralised from any bank or authority. Instead, Bitcoins are transferred directly from person to person using the internet. Bitcoin was created in 2009 by an anonymous person using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. One Bitcoin is worth over £6000 as of May 2019….

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