Today’s top stories Mutation in bird flu virus moves it a step closer to humans Changes in the H5N1 virus are ‘concerning’, according to the ECDC, and may suggest its potential to jump to humans is increasing. Why scientists across the West are poised to start bird vaccinations The H5N1 avian flu outbreak has becomeContinue reading “Birds, dogs, viruses, vaccinations, mysteries & poisonings”
Tag Archives: India
Several large, and delicate, elephants in the room in New Delhi by G20
There will be several large, and delicate, elephants in the room in New Delhi today as Group of 20 foreign ministers kick off their meeting. Unlike the Group of Seven developed nations, which are tightly bound in their stance against Russia over its war in Ukraine, the broader G-20 showcases all sorts of complications andContinue reading “Several large, and delicate, elephants in the room in New Delhi by G20”
The Telegraph looking at the world 2022 December 29
Good morning. A landmark review by William Shawcross, pictured above, into the Government’s flagship Prevent programme has found that taxpayers’ money has been handed to groups promoting Islamist extremism. Meanwhile, teachers’ unions fear that ballots for national strike action in 2023 have been put at risk by postal strikes. Headlines: Today’s essential news ChinaContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the world 2022 December 29”
The Telegraph Frontpage for Thursday 2022 December 15
By Danny Boyle For the first time, picket lines are being set up in a national strike by nurses in a pay dispute. Also today, the Bank of England is expected to announce another rise in interest rates. Longer walkouts ‘with greater risks to patients’ likely As nurses begin their first ever national strike today,Continue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Thursday 2022 December 15”
Dire global warming impacts distract from even more dire warnings
By Eric Roston Extreme weather continues to swell like US coastlines during high tide. And with it comes the realization that the climate changes we were warned about are already here. For decades the core question in the public debate over global warming was: Will all these scientific projections come true? Now, Britain has hadContinue reading “Dire global warming impacts distract from even more dire warnings”
Is the Top a Flop
We are in an era of upheaval, termed by some as a polycrisis, and Cop27 was never itself going to resolve the biggest of these – the climate emergency. Indeed, the most significant recent progress may well have already happened far from Sharm El-Sheikh, in the form of the American midterm elections and the rapprochement between the US and China, the two world’s largest emitters, on climate issues at the G20 in Bali.
Composted Reads for 15 November 2022
It’s time to ditch the generations-long argument between those who blame overpopulation and those who worry about consumption
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.
Are we going from purgatory to hell
People should come to know that we are in the fight of our lives facing climate change which is the defining issue of our age, the central challenge of our century in which the industrialised countries should pay for the damage done to the poor countries..
Gaan we van een vagevuur naar een hel
De landen van het zuidelijk halfrond kijken uit naar de verantwoordelijkheid die de geïndustrialiseerde landen zouden moeten nemen en hoe er een schadevergoeding kan geregeld worden om de milieuschade te dekken.