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15 global challenges that cannot be addressed by any government acting alone

  The 15 Global Challenges  from t he Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank. 1. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? 2. How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? 3. How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? 4. How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? 5. How can decisionmaking be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change? 6. How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? 7. How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? 8. How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune micro-organisms be reduced? 9. How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges? 10. How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terroris

Crane Flies Mating

My daughters calls them "sucking-blood spider", because of their long legs, especially my younger one, she was so scared that she would rather hide under duvet sweating, until I catch the fly and threw them out.  Crane fly looks like 'giant mosquito', and seem to be weak and poor flier, and very easy to catch. This afternoon, I saw two crane flies stayed very close on my windows, so I asked my daughter to take a photo of them. Then after about one minute, they started to mate. What a scene! crane flies courting Crane fly mating