November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #3 RLE – cruise ships banned from Venice

Text: “Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1” “Declaring Venice’s waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared an imperiled world heritage site by the United Nations later this month.” https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/italy-ban-mammoth-cruise-ships-venice-aug-78823148 There are Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #3 RLE – BBC article on Chinese students in Australia

BBC article “China pressure ‘undermining Australian universities’, report says” “Chinese pro-democracy students in Australia experience harassment and fear punishment if they speak out on sensitive issues, a new report says. Human Rights Watch found such students feel surveilled in Australia, leading many to self-censor in classrooms. Academics teaching China courses in Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #4 RLE – Miami building collapse

BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57710766 Engineering requires “a systematic process” to ensure that buildings are built to code and are safe. Subsequent safety inspections also rely on “a systematic process” although it is different process than the one used during building design and construction. The Miami building collapse shows the failure of Read more…