Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Temple in the Sea

As the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect, many people are left wondering if it’s already too late to save many of the world’s vulnerable low-lying coastal communities. The science shows that sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 3.5 millimetres per year since the early 1990s. This rising sea level is directly linked to global climate change due to three important factors: the warming of the oceans, or thermal expansion; the melting of glaciers; and ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica.
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Still Standing: Tasmania’s Richmond Bridge – Landmark of Convict Labours

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Sepak Takraw , Singapore , Asian Sports

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Cambodia, Performance, Arts, Disabilities

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Seal carving, Chinese Seal, Stamps

Sealing the Deal

The meticulous art-form of seal stamping continues to be popular in China today

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