CLIMATE CHANGE: How 1.3 Billion Africans Cause Least But Suffer Most

ENVIRONMENT: While Africa reportedly causes just 4 percent of global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —an acidic colourless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air, causing climate change—, this vast continent, home to over 1.300 billion inhabitants in 52 countries, bears the heaviest brunt of 80 percent of the climate […]

Who Will Be The Judge Of Countries’ Climate Plans?

CLIMATE CHANGE: Countries have until the end of next year to ensure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement’s cap on global warming. But who will check that their promises really do stack up? There is no formal organisation tasked with making sure individual nations’ climate plans are on track The question is so sensitive […]

It Would Cost Just $330 Billion to End Global Hunger by 2030

CLIMATE CHANGE: In 2019, nearly 690 million people around the world went hungry. The pandemic could make that number grow by another 95 million people. But a series of new reports argues that it’s still possible to meet the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030—and lays out what’s needed to make that […]

5 Billion May Face Water Shortage by 2050: UN

CLIMATE CHANGE: More than five billion people globally are expected to face a shortage of water by 2050,a United Nations agency report has warned. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO),on Tuesday, said that climate change increases the global risk of water-related hazards like floods and droughts, and the number of people affected by water scarcity is […]

Tanzania Home to People Vulnerable to Extreme Heat

CLIMATE CHANGE: Rapid population growth and global warming are increasing exposure to extreme heat in cities, aggravating health problems and making moving to urban areas less beneficial for the world’s poor, according to a new study. The rise is affecting nearly a quarter of the world’s population, said the report published in the Proceedings of […]

14% of Corals Wiped Out by Climate Crisis

ENVIRONMENT PARIS: Dynamite fishing and pollution-but mostly global warming-wiped out 14% of the world’s coral reefs from 2009 to 2018,leaving graveyards of bleached skeletons where vibrant eco systems once thrived, according to the largest ever survey of coral health. “Climate change is the biggest threat to the world’s reefs” Paul Hardisty, CEO of Australian Institute […]