Hard Numbers: Greenland's zombie ice, Sudanese journos unionize, India’s 5G plan, "Man of the Hole" dies

Greenland's melting glaciers

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10.6: Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet will add 10.6 inches to already-rising sea levels in the long term, according to a new study. This deluge is because of “zombie ice,” which is essentially still attached to thicker areas of ice but not getting fed by larger glaciers due to low snow levels.


30: Sudanese journalists have created the country’s first union in more than thirty years. Former longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir (1993-2019) was notorious for torturing and imprisoning reporters, while press freedom has again come under siege since the military took over in a coup last fall.

25 billion: Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani announced a $25 billion plan to launch 5G throughout parts of the country within the next few months, with hopes of rolling it out nationwide by Dec. 2023. Tech companies including Meta and Google have struck deals with Ambani’s telecom company to try and expand their market share in India, on track to become the world’s most populous country next year

1: The last member of an Indigenous tribe in Brazil was recently found dead, marking the first confirmed loss of one of the country’s uncontactable tribes. He was known only as the "Man of the Hole'' because of the dozens of trenches he’d dug in his territory over the years. There are estimated to be 114 Indigenous tribes in Brazil, but only 28 have been identified.

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