Beirut

Corona weather: Beirut in despair

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The coronavirus pandemic has led half of humanity to change their way of life. People in every country adopted the protective measures they considered most appropriate or within their reach in the face of unexpected risk. Each of us looks at the coronavirus through the lens of

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The Culture of Inculture - Donald Trump and the Virus, by Thomas Snégaroff

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Faced with the coronavirus and the containment it causes, Gallimard publishes one or two "Crisis leaflets" every day, free of charge, signed by the House's leading figures such as Erik Orsenna, Sylvain Tesson, Cynthia Fleury, Régis Debray and Danièle Sallenave, in order to reflect on the questions raised by the coronavirus and the containment it causes.

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Will Australia's mega-fires have an impact on the global climate?

Will Australia's mega-fires have an impact on the global climate?

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The whole world is stunned by the images of the giant fires ravaging Australia. Their scale would almost make the fires in California, Russia and even the Amazon almost insignificant compared to the "Monster", the mega fire that is currently raging. The damage caused locally is considerable and still far from being quantified, in particular to

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The Mediterranean in agony

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Preliminary results of a large study with contributions from 80 heart-breaking scientists. The Mediterranean, cradle of our cultures, landscape of the founding myths of our civilizations, crossroads of three continents, living basin of 500 million human beings, the Mediterranean of Giono, Pagnol, like that of Averroes or of

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Amazon Fire

When the forest burns

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Amazonia, Equatorial Africa, Siberia, California... The world's forests are going through a dark period in these troubled times of climate change. And suddenly a new term appears on the scene: we talk about big fires, mega-fires. The forest fires that used to punctuate Mediterranean summers seem small, derisory...

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