On the 25th of October 1990, Kazakhstan declared its sovereignty and Nursultan Nazarbayev was elected by the Supreme Soviet as the first president. Low wages of the oil workers in 2011 started a protest wave, which was followed in 2021 by rising food and energy prices.
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World War I started with the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand by Serbian extremists. This shows that even in the beginning of the 20th century the world was so interconnected that an assassination in Bosnia could lead to a world war. Of course this happened because there was great tension…
In the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries committed to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2C and pursue efforts to limit them to 1.5C to avoid the most dangerous storms, droughts, crop failures, floods and disease.
Scientists have warned keeping temperature rises to 1.5C requires global emissions to be cut by 45% by 2030, and to zero overall by mid-century.
Our fragile planet is still hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe whilst so many countries again proved that their economic interests are more important than the saving of the planet.
Placing faith in net-zero targets and attempting to offset future carbon emissions with “business as usual” would condemn the world to catastrophe, a coalition of green and human rights groups warned on 8 November.
Vinisha Umashankar, a 15 yrs old, finds herself to be the future and tells the world leaders that her generation shall see and feel the consequences of the actions taken today.
Countries responsible for about 90% of global emissions have signed up to net zero goals, mostly by around 2050 for developed countries, rising to 2060 for China and 2070 for India, but the NDCs for actions in the next decade do not match up. The climate responds to the cumulative carbon in the atmosphere, so if emissions are high enough in the next two decades the world could surpass the 1.5C limit even if carbon reaches net zero later.
North Dakota In July 2021 the Knights of the Climate Covenant have cleared the first hurdle in becoming a non-profit environmental organisation. From then onwards they are certified as a non-profit corporation in North Dakota. But it is not just an organisation for North Dakotans. They continue to strive to be recognised as a nonprofitContinue reading “Hippies, a president, a damaged ozone layer and knights”
US President Joe Biden said that Xi Jinping’s absence was a “big mistake” and that Vladimir Putin, his Russia’s wilderness, was burning whilst their president “stays mum” about the issue.
In the last three years more and more youngsters joined campaigners all over Europe expressing concerns that carbon offsetting ventures do not deliver on what they promised.
Already several times, in the previous weeks we heard the 18-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg saying “No more blah blah blah”, in reference to the many gathering we already had the last few years talking about climate change but not taking steps in the right direction. It is well known that Colorado Representative and gun-rightsContinue reading “Activists rally at U.N. climate talks”