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4,000 Children Homeless In Ireland

There are 10,000 homeless people in Ireland, 4,000 of which are children. There will be a Raise The Roof protest at 1pm on Saturday May 18 in Parnell Square. If you are unhappy with how the Irish government is dealing with the homelessness crisis, the lack of public and affordable housing or the rising rental prices, please join Francis Black, Damien Dempsey, Paddy Casey, Grace Dyas and Emmet Kirwan and attend the Raise The Roof protest tomorrow.

Emergence & Diversity

Quartz has an interesting article about how John H Holland's Emergence in computer science theory could be applied to understanding and managing diversity in the workplace. Emergence investigates how the whole can be different from the sum of its parts, or how an entity can have behaviours that its parts do not have on their own.

TV Review: Knock Down The House

Netflix released its political documentary Knock Down The House this week. The film follows the campaigns of four non-career politicians that ran for congress in the U.S. 2018 midterm elections, endorsed to run by the Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress committees. The stories and journeys of all four campaigners are riveting and emotional, but perhaps the most famous of which is the story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who contested in the district of The Bronx & Queens in New York City.

Climate Change - The Facts

This week Climate Change - The Facts with David Attenborough aired on BBC. The one hour documentary examines and explains the facts of climate change. The current effects, the causes, the predictions and the solutions are all presented. In order to halt climate change warming at 1.5 degrees, we need to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and get to net zero emissions by 2050. The programme describes what needs to be done by governments, industries and by us individuals.

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