Six month wait for water to recede, warn relief agencies — Global Issues

Close to eight million people have been displaced by the disaster and the UN along with the authorities and partners have continued to race to reach affected populations with desperately needed relief items. Southern Sindh province is still in crisis, with many areas still under water. To date, more than…

Climate Change Crisis Nonacceptance — Global Issues

The nonacceptance of the climate change crisis persists despite its increasingly visible worldwide consequences. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS Opinion by Joseph Chamie (portland, usa) Monday, September 19, 2022 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, USA, Sep 19 (IPS) – Many people around the world, especially those among the political far-right, do not accept the…

Mexico’s Electric Mobility, Stuck in Fossil Fuel Traffic — Global Issues

The Mexico City government is increasing the number of electric buses in its fleet, such as the trolleybuses pictured here on a street in the south of the capital. But their energy source is still fossil fuels and the deployment of electric cars remains slow in the country. CREDIT: Emilio…

‘Global addiction to fossil fuels’ must end and a ‘renewables revolution’ jumpstarted — Global Issues

Climate disasters and skyrocketing fuel prices have made the need to “end our global addiction to fossil fuels” crystal clear, he said, underscoring the importance of investing in renewables, building resilience, and scaling up adaptation. “Had we invested massively in renewable energy in the past, we would not be in…

Global cooperation to protect the ozone layer can ensure a better future for us all — Global Issues

Hailing the Montreal Protocol as the most successful environmental treaty ever, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said the instrument’s adoption ended one of the biggest threats ever to face humanity as a whole: the depletion of the ozone layer. “When the world found out that ozone-depleting gases used in aerosols…

‘Tsunami of hunger’ could trigger multiple famines, Security Council warned — Global Issues

Humanitarian Affairs chief Martin Griffiths recalled previous warnings over the impact of conflict in Ethiopia, Somalia He spoke about his recent trip to Somalia, where more than 200,000 people are currently at risk of famine – a figure expected to reach 300,000 by November – “with millions more” on the…

Great Wind and Solar Potential Boosts Green Hydrogen in Northern Brazil — Global Issues

View of the port of Pecém, in the state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil, with its container yard and the bridge leading to the docks where the ships dock, in the background. Minerals, oil and gas, steel, cement and wind blades are some of the products imported or exported through…

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Patagonia hands company over to Planet Earth

The founder of Patagonia has relinquished his company to Planet Earth. In a letter, Yvon Chouinard said he was inspired by the unrelenting climate crisis to reroute nearly all of the company’s profits to environmental preservation organizations. “Instead of ‘going public,’ you could say we’re ‘going purpose,’” Chouinard wrote in…

Pakistan Flooding Shows ‘Adapting’ to Climate Change Can Be a Dangerous Illusion — Global Issues

A flooded village in Matiari, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Credit: UNICEF/Asad Zaidi Opinion by Philippe Benoit (paris) Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Inter Press Service PARIS, Sep 14 (IPS) – One third of Pakistan is now under water. The scope of the destruction is difficult to fathom, not just the…