The Week in Stories Around the Globe

A Look Inside the UN’s New 3,600-Page Climate Report

Polar bear on a wide surface of ice in the russian arctic close to Franz Josef Land.The light a

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

The terrible nuclear explosion with cloud height.

“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

The logo of the African Union (AU) is seen at the entrance of the AU headquarters on March 13, 2019, in Addis Ababa. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)

“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

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