A Look Inside the UN’s New 3,600-Page Climate Report
In 2004, public relations firm Ogilvy and Mather had an idea. By shifting the blame for carbon emissions away from giant fossil-fuel corporations and onto the shoulders of individuals, it could help its client, BP, escape blame for the environmental destruction it was wreaking. The result was a personal carbon-footprint calculator—a roaring success. Overnight, demand for so-called green products boomed, as consumers began asking themselves what steps they could take to prevent climate change.#ClimateChange #UnitedNations #climatecrisis
Putin’s War on Ukraine Could Spark a Nuclear Catastrophe
“Are we on the brink of World War III?” a reporter from Al Jazeera asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week. “The Third World War can only be nuclear,” Lavrov replied.#nuclear #Nukes #ukraine #russia
Are eastern Australia’s catastrophic floods really a one-in-1,000 year event?
“People don’t understand that it doesn’t mean an event happens every 1,000 years, and in a changing climate the probability of these events will change as well.”#australia #Weather #Flooding
Russia-Ukraine conflict: AU condemns allegations of racism at Ukraine border
“Reports that Africans are singled out for unacceptable dissimilar treatment would be shockingly racist and in breach international law,” AU said in a statement issued late Monday.#Racism #AfricanUnion #Politics #WorldNews