The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Japan sees meter-high waves and tsunami warning after massive Tonga eruption


Pacific nations and humanitarian groups struggled to establish communications with Tonga on Sunday after the volcanic eruption triggered-tsunami cut telephone and internet connections, raising concerns for the tiny island nation.

#volcano #tsunami #Japan #Tonga

Biden says any Russian troop movement into Ukraine will be seen as an invasion

“On the subject of Ukraine, I will tell you that the president has been very clear and we as the United States are very clear,” Harris said. “If Putin takes aggressive action, we are prepared to levy serious and severe costs, period.”

#BidenAdministration #KamalaHarris #russia #ukraine

An Entire Country Switched to Bitcoin and Now Its Economy Is Floundering

So yeah, turns out voting in a cringe crypto bro as president might not be the best thing for your country. While there’s certainly some promise to the idea of accepting bitcoin as legal tender, public trust needs to get there first — and we wouldn’t bet on that happening any time soon.

#ElSalvador #LatinAmerica #bitcoinnews #WorldBank

Greenland Could Melt for Millennia If Warming Stopped Today

The Earth’s climate has been warming for at least a century, driven by increasing human emissions of greenhouse gases. But multiple studies have found that the Greenland ice sheet didn’t start shrinking until around the 1980s.

#Greenland #climatechange #climatecrisis

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