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  • On Thursday, Steffen Olsen, an Arctic researcher with the Danish Meteorological Institute, set out on a sled to retrieve equipment from a weather station in northwest Greenland. He was confronted with an unusual sight; the ice had been completely covered in water. The flooding came from the ice sheet melting as a result of temperatures soaring to as much 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) higher than usual last week. A day before Olsen set out, the melting had been the most extensive at 275,000 miles, or about 45 percent of the ice sheet’s surface, a geophysicist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory told the New York Times. The Greenland ice sheet melts every summer, but this amount of melting doesn’t usually occur until the later months of July or August. In fact, Wednesday’s melt event set the record for the earliest date that this amount of melting had occurred since satellites began measuring annual melting levels in 1979. Although the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice body in the world, gains mass over the winter from snow, the mass of the ice sheet has begun to decline as warmer temperatures have led to increased melting outpacing the accumulation of snow in the winter months. Climate models project that local warming in Greenland will be 5°F (3°C) to 16°F (9°C) during this century, which would initiate the long-term melting of the ice sheet, leading to a complete melting of the ice sheet over centuries that would result in a global sea level rise of about 23 feet (7 meters). A rise of this level would inundate almost every major coastal city in the world, according to studies. (📷: Steffen Olsen / Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut, 📝: @kassy)
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  • On Thursday, Steffen Olsen, an Arctic researcher with the Danish Meteorological Institute, set out on a sled to retrieve equipment from a weather station in northwest Greenland. He was confronted with an unusual sight; the ice had been completely covered in water. The flooding came from the ice sheet melting as a result of temperatures soaring to as much 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) higher than usual last week. A day before Olsen set out, the melting had been the most extensive at 275,000 miles, or about 45 percent of the ice sheet’s surface, a geophysicist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory told the New York Times. The Greenland ice sheet melts every summer, but this amount of melting doesn’t usually occur until the later months of July or August. In fact, Wednesday’s melt event set the record for the earliest date that this amount of melting had occurred since satellites began measuring annual melting levels in 1979. Although the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice body in the world, gains mass over the winter from snow, the mass of the ice sheet has begun to decline as warmer temperatures have led to increased melting outpacing the accumulation of snow in the winter months. Climate models project that local warming in Greenland will be 5°F (3°C) to 16°F (9°C) during this century, which would initiate the long-term melting of the ice sheet, leading to a complete melting of the ice sheet over centuries that would result in a global sea level rise of about 23 feet (7 meters). A rise of this level would inundate almost every major coastal city in the world, according to studies. (📷: Steffen Olsen / Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut, 📝: @kassy)
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  • 51,956 423 18 June, 2019

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  • Nang Mwe San, a 29-year-old doctor in Myanmar who became a model, has had her medical license revoked by the country’s medical council after she posted photos of her modeling bikini and lingerie to her social media. Mwe San decided to switch professions two years ago, when she started shooting commercials and posting photos of her modeling on her Facebook pages. In January, she was summoned by Myanmar’s Medical Council, which oversees the country’s doctors and hospitals, and told not to dress in a way that “violated Myanmar tradition” and ordered to delete the revealing photos. Mwe San told the New York Times that she was made to sign an agreement to delete her modeling images from Facebook, and when she didn’t, the council revoked her license. The council said that she had violated the agreement and “traditional Myanmar culture,” citing a rule that gives it the power to revoke the license of anyone unable to carry out their duties “in accordance with the qualifications of a medical practitioner,” according to the New York Times. (📷: @nangmwesan, 📝: @kassy)
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  • Nang Mwe San, a 29-year-old doctor in Myanmar who became a model, has had her medical license revoked by the country’s medical council after she posted photos of her modeling bikini and lingerie to her social media. Mwe San decided to switch professions two years ago, when she started shooting commercials and posting photos of her modeling on her Facebook pages. In January, she was summoned by Myanmar’s Medical Council, which oversees the country’s doctors and hospitals, and told not to dress in a way that “violated Myanmar tradition” and ordered to delete the revealing photos. Mwe San told the New York Times that she was made to sign an agreement to delete her modeling images from Facebook, and when she didn’t, the council revoked her license. The council said that she had violated the agreement and “traditional Myanmar culture,” citing a rule that gives it the power to revoke the license of anyone unable to carry out their duties “in accordance with the qualifications of a medical practitioner,” according to the New York Times. (📷: @nangmwesan, 📝: @kassy)
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    #woman #women #girl #girls #clothing #clothes #outfit #dress #model #modeling #modelling #modellife #bikinimodel #lingeriemodel #bikini #lingerie #swimwear #womensrights #gender #genderequality #equalrights #discrimination #sexism #equalrights #equality #feminism #myanmar #burma #burmese
  • 46,510 1,233 18 June, 2019
  • Ecuador’s highest court has voted to approve same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the majority Catholic country. Five out of nine judges voted in favor of lawsuits by two same-sex couples who wanted to get married, arguing that the country’s current marriage laws were discriminatory and unconstitutional and that all people are equal. The other four judges said that issue had to be debated in parliament. As the verdict on Wednesday was binding, The country’s National Assembly will now introduce and pass a bill to modify the current definition of marriage as a union between a man and woman only, according to CNN. The news was met with celebrations across Quito and in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s second-largest city, the BBC reported. Ecuador has recognized same-sex unions since 2015, which granted couples the same rights as married couples with the exception of adoption, according to CNN 🇪🇨🌈(📷: Getty, AP, 📝: @kassy)
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  • Ecuador’s highest court has voted to approve same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the majority Catholic country. Five out of nine judges voted in favor of lawsuits by two same-sex couples who wanted to get married, arguing that the country’s current marriage laws were discriminatory and unconstitutional and that all people are equal. The other four judges said that issue had to be debated in parliament. As the verdict on Wednesday was binding, The country’s National Assembly will now introduce and pass a bill to modify the current definition of marriage as a union between a man and woman only, according to CNN. The news was met with celebrations across Quito and in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s second-largest city, the BBC reported. Ecuador has recognized same-sex unions since 2015, which granted couples the same rights as married couples with the exception of adoption, according to CNN 🇪🇨🌈(📷: Getty, AP, 📝: @kassy)
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  • 63,501 1,000 17 June, 2019

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  • Botswana’s High Court has struck down colonial-era laws that criminalized gay sex, declaring it to be unconstitutional in a huge boost for LGBT rights in Africa. Homosexuality was outlawed in the country’s penal code in 1965, and people who were in same-sex relationships could face up to seven years in prison, with terms of up to five years for “any person who attempts” to engage in homosexual acts, according to the New York Times. “Human dignity is harmed when minority groups are marginalized,” Judge Michael Leburu said on Tuesday when he delivered the unanimous verdict, “Sexual orientation is not a fashion statement. It’s an important attribute of one’s personality. All people are entitled to autonomy over their sexual expression.” 🇧🇼🌈 For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: AP, Getty, 📝: @kassy)
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  • Botswana’s High Court has struck down colonial-era laws that criminalized gay sex, declaring it to be unconstitutional in a huge boost for LGBT rights in Africa. Homosexuality was outlawed in the country’s penal code in 1965, and people who were in same-sex relationships could face up to seven years in prison, with terms of up to five years for “any person who attempts” to engage in homosexual acts, according to the New York Times. “Human dignity is harmed when minority groups are marginalized,” Judge Michael Leburu said on Tuesday when he delivered the unanimous verdict, “Sexual orientation is not a fashion statement. It’s an important attribute of one’s personality. All people are entitled to autonomy over their sexual expression.” 🇧🇼🌈 For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: AP, Getty, 📝: @kassy)
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    #gaysex #samesex #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #queer #intersex #loveislove #love #lovewins #couple #couples #pride #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #humanrights #botswana #batswana #africa #african
  • 72,481 1,222 11 June, 2019
  • Major cities in Sudan have been shut down as people around the country began to take part in a mass general strike on Sunday as part of a “civil disobedience” campaign called for by groups opposing the country’s military rule. Four protesters were killed in sporadic violence in the capital, Khartoum, and Omdurman, during the strike, the Guardian reported. This comes after a deadly crackdown that began last Monday when Sudan’s security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters holding a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum, killing an estimated 31 people and injuring hundreds more. Doctors and activists say that more than 100 people have since been killed and at least 326 people have been injured, with paramilitaries firing on pro-democracy protesters, burning tents, and beating civilians, according to the New York Times. The Guardian reported that paramilitaries also threw dozens of bodies into the Nile to try and hide the number of casualties during the crackdown. The Central Sudan Doctors’ Committee, a doctors’ group that has helped organize protests, said that the bodies of 40 people had been pulled from the Nile. Residents have reported rapes and robberies by paramilitaries and said that almost all internet and phone services have been restricted or cut off, the Times reported. If the death toll is confirmed, then it would be the deadliest attack on protesters by security forces since April, when Omar Al-Bashir, the country’s dictator for 30 years, was forced from power and arrested by the military following months of mass protests. Protesters say their civilian disobedience campaign will continue until the transitional military council hands over power to a civilian government. For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Reuters, Getty, 📝: @kassy)
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  • Major cities in Sudan have been shut down as people around the country began to take part in a mass general strike on Sunday as part of a “civil disobedience” campaign called for by groups opposing the country’s military rule. Four protesters were killed in sporadic violence in the capital, Khartoum, and Omdurman, during the strike, the Guardian reported. This comes after a deadly crackdown that began last Monday when Sudan’s security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters holding a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum, killing an estimated 31 people and injuring hundreds more. Doctors and activists say that more than 100 people have since been killed and at least 326 people have been injured, with paramilitaries firing on pro-democracy protesters, burning tents, and beating civilians, according to the New York Times. The Guardian reported that paramilitaries also threw dozens of bodies into the Nile to try and hide the number of casualties during the crackdown. The Central Sudan Doctors’ Committee, a doctors’ group that has helped organize protests, said that the bodies of 40 people had been pulled from the Nile. Residents have reported rapes and robberies by paramilitaries and said that almost all internet and phone services have been restricted or cut off, the Times reported. If the death toll is confirmed, then it would be the deadliest attack on protesters by security forces since April, when Omar Al-Bashir, the country’s dictator for 30 years, was forced from power and arrested by the military following months of mass protests. Protesters say their civilian disobedience campaign will continue until the transitional military council hands over power to a civilian government. For more, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Reuters, Getty, 📝: @kassy)
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  • 114,690 966 10 June, 2019
  • Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong in a historic protest on Sunday against a bill that would allow people suspected of crimes by Chinese authorities to be sent to China for trial. The protest was the largest in Hong Kong in decades, with organizers saying that more than 1 million joined the protest, or roughly 1 in 7 people in Hong Kong. Protesters are worried authorities will use the law to send dissidents, activists and others in Hong Kong, including foreign visitors, to face trial in mainland Chinese courts, which are controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party, the New York Times reported. Hong Kong, a special administrative region within China, was under British rule until 1997 and today continues to have separate government and economic systems from the communist People’s Republic. Hong Kong currently doesn’t have a treaty to allow extradition of suspects to China, and opponents of the bill told news organizations they feared the new bill would erode the rights they have under their separate system of government. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty, Reuters, AP, 📝: @kassy)
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  • Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong in a historic protest on Sunday against a bill that would allow people suspected of crimes by Chinese authorities to be sent to China for trial. The protest was the largest in Hong Kong in decades, with organizers saying that more than 1 million joined the protest, or roughly 1 in 7 people in Hong Kong. Protesters are worried authorities will use the law to send dissidents, activists and others in Hong Kong, including foreign visitors, to face trial in mainland Chinese courts, which are controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party, the New York Times reported. Hong Kong, a special administrative region within China, was under British rule until 1997 and today continues to have separate government and economic systems from the communist People’s Republic. Hong Kong currently doesn’t have a treaty to allow extradition of suspects to China, and opponents of the bill told news organizations they feared the new bill would erode the rights they have under their separate system of government. For the full story, click the link in bio 👆 (📷: Getty, Reuters, AP, 📝: @kassy)
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  • 47,321 714 10 June, 2019