Time Magazine International Edition November 8, 2021

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3 min.
signs of progress

The global response to climate change is now the underlying framework for everything else that society debates IN 1989, WHEN TIME CHOSE THE ENDANgered Earth as Planet of the Year, in lieu of the usual Person of the Year, the critics pounced. The article itself quoted a University of California scientist who called the greenhouse effect “the laugh of the century.” One reader wrote that the contents of the article “are an excellent example of the solid waste problem.” The skeptics piled in again 30 years later, when I opened a 2019 special climate issue commemorating the Endangered Earth by simply stating that the scientific fact of global warming is settled and that there isn’t another side. Today, as 20,000 delegates from 196 countries head to Glasgow for the most important global…

3 min.
what you said about

DELETE “FACEBOOK”? After reading Billy Perrigo and Roger McNamee’s features in the Oct. 25/Nov. 1 issue, which addressed fallout following the most significant leak of internal research in Facebook’s 17-year history, readers shared their frustrations with the social network—and social media in general. “When sustained, resounding global success is achieved by a single company, we may find ourselves at the ‘mercy of’ the morality of its leadership,” wrote Alan Fedeli of Ringwood, N.J. Sara Bledsoe of Sterling, Colo., called Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen “heroic,” but worried about consequences she might face for revealing her identity. “She needs our collective prayers for ongoing protection from the harassments she will surely endure for speaking out,” she wrote. ‘People have to realize that their data is worth a ton of $$$.’@TRAVISHB, on Twitter Citing “constant…

1 min.
for the record

‘Female astronauts may be in better condition after putting on makeup.’PANG ZHIHAO, a China National Space Administration official, in Oct. 17 remarks confirming that cosmetics were sent into space for Colonel Wang Yaping‘Having my records expunged will mean something to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.’CLAUDETTE COLVIN, civil rights activist, in a sworn Oct. 27 statement asking that the record of her 1955 arrest—for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus—be cleared‘EVERY DAY THE COURT FAILS TO GRANT RELIEF IS DEVASTATING.’SONIA SOTOMAYOR, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, in her dissent to the court’s Oct. 22 decision to keep Texas’ six-week abortion ban in place until it rules on the legality of its controversial enforcement structure‘The word victim is a loaded, loaded word.’JUDGE BRUCE SCHROEDER, ruling on Oct. 25 that attorneys…

3 min.
a new push for covid - 19’s roots

ALMOST TWO YEARS INTO the COVID-19 pandemic, as booster shots roll out and this summer’s Delta-related surge subsides in the U.S., it’s still not clear exactly how, where or when SARS-CoV-2 began infecting people. Many experts believe the virus jumped from animal hosts to humans, but researchers continue to investigate the possibility that it escaped from a laboratory. The chances of figuring out which, if either, of those theories is correct grow slimmer as time passes. But on Oct. 13, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed a new effort to capitalize on what time remains: the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO), an advisory group of international experts from specialties including epidemiology, virology, genomics, tropical medicine, public health and animal health. The group is tasked with learning…

1 min.
facebook’s dramatic fall from grace continues

A MORE COMPLETE PORTRAIT OF HOW Facebook has been vividly aware of its harmful effects came to light on Oct. 25, via a series of reports on internal Facebook documents leaked to the media by whistle-blower Frances Haugen. On the same day, Haugen testified in front of British lawmakers shaping new Big Tech legislation. “Mark Zuckerberg has unilateral control over 3 billion people,” Haugen said. “There’s no will at the top to make sure these systems are run in an adequately safe way.” “FACEBOOK PAPERS” Damning details from the leaked documents have revealed Facebook’s problems with hate speech and disinformation are dramatically worse in the developing world—the social network has long underinvested in building safety systems for languages spoken outside of North America and Europe. (On Oct. 25, Zuckerberg called the…

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news ticker

Military coup in Sudan ousts government Sudan’s military re-took control of the country in an Oct. 25 coup, jailing prime minister Abdalla Hamdok and deposing a transitional government weeks before it was to transfer control to civilians. The coup undid fragile progress made after massive protests brought down the last military-led government in 2019. Pig kidney transplant successful Surgeons in New York City announced Oct. 21 that they had attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a brain-dead human patient—where it worked normally for 54 hours. As the first successful operation of its kind, it could suggest a path forward for accessing organs for transplant patients. Bolsonaro may face COVID charges A committee of Brazilian Senators recommended Oct. 26 that President Jair Bolsonaro be criminally charged for his handling of COVID-19, which…