Is Green Investment Catching On?
Kevin Parker, Head of Deutsche Asset Management, says that private money is finally coming to climate change technology. He says investment will increase annually for the foreseeable future.
World investment in climate change technology is picking up, while U.S. investment lags behind, says Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management. "Parker says a global price on carbon is coming fast. Not surprising though, he says the U.S. is lagging behind the world on these issues. To date, Parker has taken in $12 billion in assets on the climate change theme, but only $50m from U.S. investors, despite launching the country’s first climate change mutual fund. Regarding his homeland, Parker has serious doubts: 'Things are obviously not happening at the federal level but they are happening at the state level.'"
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Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.
- At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.
- See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
- There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which?
Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.
- Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?
- Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer.
- Three scientists ran the numbers. In this YouTube video, one of them explains why our nearest neighbor is... Mercury!
When FDR took office, the U.S. was in the grips of the Great Depression. People had grown desperate, and FDR's election seemed disastrous. Some wealthy bankers believed that it was time to take the country by force.
- Though we know today that his policies eventually ended the Great Depression, FDR's election was seen as disastrous by some.
- A group of wealthy bankers decided to take things into their own hands; they plotted a coup against FDR, hoping to install a fascist dictator in its stead.
- Ultimately, the coup was brought to light by General Smedley Butler and squashed before it could get off the ground.
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