Climate change is fueling extremism, raising tempers along with temperatures, with recent conflicts in the United States and Canada that were sparked by accusations of racism and xenophobia on the part of environmental activists.
Here are a few more incidents:
HONG KONG, China — A video distributed over the Internet on Monday shows a man from the United Kingdom claiming to be an employee of the World Bank, standing on the bank’s front door with a sign in his hand that reads, “I am a representative of the World Bank.”
The man is then seen on video explaining that the World Bank does not have any employees in Africa or Asia, a claim that has been made previously by other individuals and organizations to justify alleged racist actions by banks such as the World Bank.
The video was quickly taken down early Tuesday morning, and then re-uploaded to YouTube with the title “World Bank Apologizes for Its Global Humanitarian Efforts.” It was reportedly taken down because of unspecified issues that caused it to violate bank policies.
CLINTON, Calif. — A college student was charged with murder Thursday after police in California said they found a weapon on the grounds of a campus dormitory where she lived.
Maria Saberi, 18, of Los Angeles was charged with one count of murder and one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle during the commission of a felony.
According to a police news release, Saberi had been living at the University of California, Los Angeles campus earlier this month. On the evening of March 28, she sent a text message to one of her co-workers that read: “I killed [name deleted] and will be hiding in the apartment.”
Saberi, who graduated from UCLA last year, is facing a maximum of life in prison if convicted.
STANFORD, Calif. — The head of a Stanford University men’s basketball team accused a female student in a sexual assault case of telling him “not to touch her” and “to just act in a weird way,” sources told the Associated Press on Monday.
The alleged assault against a female student involved a team athlete who was at the team’s basketball game on Sunday night. The female student said he grabbed her by the shoulder. But the player denied it, according to the AP.
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