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What the ‘Africa Cop’ will actually mean for a continent at the centre of the climate crisis

African leaders hope this year’s location will focus attention on the vast, diverse continent where this year alone hundreds of people have died from floods and landslides in Nigeria and Uganda, while 37 million face starvation after consecutive droughts in the greater Horn of Africa.

What was at stake in Sharm El-Sheikh

Whilst the cost of inaction is far, far greater than the cost of inaction for many countries, it was difficult to come to an agreement to contribute to a fund helping those countries most affected by pollution from the industrial and most polluting countries.

Reviews about nature for the first half of September

September 05 Switzerland’s glaciers are becoming a front-row seat to climate destruction For most of its existence glaciology has been a slow-moving profession, but this year is different. The belting heat waves that struck Europe over the past few months handed the specialists in Alpine ice sheets an unprecedented set of challenges. And some ofContinue reading “Reviews about nature for the first half of September”

Bloomberg reporting on ecological matters end of August 2022

Unprecedented heat waves are melting snow and ice across the planet including in the iconic Himalayan range, where the mountains shelter the largest reserve of frozen freshwater outside the North and South poles. As Archana Chaudhary and Aaron Clark write, the immediate impact has been on Pakistan, where floods have submerged farmland and cities, affectingContinue reading “Bloomberg reporting on ecological matters end of August 2022”

Stories from The New York Times for the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 A photo provided by the Russian government said to show investigators at the site of a car bombing outside Moscow.Russian Investigative Committee/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A brazen attack near Moscow rattles Russians Russia has opened a murder investigation into the car bombing that killed Daria Dugina, 29, a hawkish political commentator whoContinue reading “Stories from The New York Times for the 4th week of August 2022”

Bloomberg looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Ukraine is showing off wrecked Russian tanks in Kyiv for this year’s Independence Day celebrations. It’s not the military display President Vladimir Putin had in mind when he launched Russia’s invasion. The war that Russia — and some of Ukraine’s allies — expected to end in days with a victory parade for PutinContinue reading “Bloomberg looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

China battles an “unparalleled” heatwave

While China’s net-zero target is a decade later than most countries, it has promised that emissions will peak before 2030, when the country will lessen its appetite for coal and lean into cleaner energy sources.

The Guardian looking at the third week of August 2022

Whilst the Kremlin is trying to do something unprecedented: to steal another state’s nuclear reactor, the West feels the results of the different sanctions because of the war, in its purse, presenting Europe with a cost of living crisis.

The Telegraph looking at the third week of August 2022

August 15 By Danny Boyle  The heatwave is set to be broken by thunderstorms, but they are unlikely to help shrinking water supplies. And, as A-level students await their results, we explain why they might be disappointed. Prepare to be disappointed with A-levels, pupils told A-level students are receiving their results this week – andContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the third week of August 2022”

2nd week of August 2022 by Bloomberg

August 08 US Democrats finally have something to celebrate. President Joe Biden emerged from a prolonged period of isolation due to Covid-19 right as a massive $430 billion climate, energy and tax bill that was critical to his domestic agenda was passed by the Senate yesterday. His party was disciplined in just getting it done, showingContinue reading “2nd week of August 2022 by Bloomberg”