Climate Change EU EUBudget Multi annual Financial Framework V4 The anti climate change narratives have clearly become a key scapegoat for Central European populists who have been using the topic''s inherent long term nature to buttress their voters' support As we all continue to face mounting challenges, among which the ever accelerating climate change stands out the most, the beginning of the 2020s seems to have thus far only accentuated societal divides.These have been across Europe and North America propelled primarily by various populist movements that do not hesitate to capitalise on virtually any ephemeral issue of public discontent for further political gains, while simultaneously undermining any attempts of social cohesion.
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The makers of Wade, an award winning short animation film, imagine a climate dystopia where a rising sea floods their home city of Kolkata
Topics covered in this report include: vaccine update, EU recovery fund deal, UK economic recovery climate change package, as well as UK US, US EU and EU UK trade talks updates.On Wednesday, 22 July, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense, under the aegis of Operation Warp Speed, announced an agreement with US based Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech for large scale production of 100 million doses of a COVID 19 vaccine (BNT162) in the United States. The US Government also has the right to acquire an additional 500 million doses. Subject to a successful Phase 3 clinical trial and if the product receives Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or licensure from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the company could begin nationwide delivery of vaccine doses within the United States possibly as soon as the fourth quarter of 2020. HHS Secretary Alex Azar said of the new agreement:
In 2018, Cartoon Network''s "Craig of the Creek" was created by award winning "Steven Universe" alums Matt Burnett and Ben Levin. Although they are not persons of color, they have taken special attention to the inclusion and positive representation of minorities within the series. "Craig of the Creek" puts a nuclear Black family front row and center while developing storylines around a precocious, adventurous kid named Craig Williams (along with his friends) as they go on magical adventures in the creek. Over the last two years, the show has been touted among critics as a racially groundbreaking and progressive series that gets diversity and inclusion right. It''s been praised for accurately portraying and normalizing Black culture with its diverse group of relatable characters and universal narratives. That representation in the show is reflected in Burnett and Levin''s team of Black voice actors, storyboard artists, and writers. The cast includes Philip Solomon (voice of Craig), Terry Crews (voice of Craig''s dad, Duane), Phil LaMarr (voice of Craig''s older brother, Bernard), Lil Rel Howery (voice of Craig''s uncle, Darnell), and Tisha Campbell Martin (voice of Craig''s aunt, Kim).The show is riddled with cultural themes and topics that resonate with Black viewers, like me. Some of those special moments include Craig''s grandmother involvement with Civil Rights activism, his mother wearing versatile hairstyles like box braids, and characters sporting paraphernalia from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The show is smart, topical and relevant, especially in today''s climate as the entertainment industry and viewers are seeking positive and accurate representations of the Black experience on the small screen for kids and adults alike.
As much the deniers of climate change try to keep away from fact, the reality of climate change has been showing its effects for some time now, the latest example being the Siberian heat wave.This year, the Russian town of Vherkhoyansk recorded 38 degree Celsius temperature in the month of June, which, apparently, is the highest temperature ever to have been recorded in the North Arctic circle. Moreover, the Russian region has recorded temperature more than 5 degree Celsius than the average between the months January and June this year.
Heatwaves in Siberia were made 600 times more likely due to human caused climate change. Image: REUTERS Ilya NaymushinCVI WS This article first appeared on Carbon Brief 22 Jul 2020 Daisy Dunne Science Writer, Carbon Brief The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform Learn more Most Popular COVID 19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 17 JulyKate Whiting 17 Jul 2020 These places will pay remote workers to move there to boost COVID 19 recoveryUmberto Bacchi Thomson Reuters Foundation trust.org 17 Jul 2020 COVID 19: How a green recovery could create millions of jobsLaurie Goering Thomson Reuters Foundation trust.org 22 Jul 2020 More on the agenda Forum in focus The Forum s COVID Action Platform: Over 1,000 organizations are working together in response to the pandemic Read more about this project Explore context Climate Change Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis Recent heatwaves and fires across Siberia would have been 'almost impossible' without human caused climate change. Human caused climate change made Siberia s heatwave at least 600 times more likely. The region''s temperatures also peaked at 38C in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk, which is likely a new record for the entire Arctic region. Siberia s prolonged heat from January to June this year which broke temperature records and drove polluting megafires would have been almost impossible without human caused climate change, according to new analysis.The results find that climate change made Siberia s heatwave at least 600 times more likely.
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Clouds aren t expected to dampen global warming one reason why the planet is likely to respond sharply to carbon emissions.
Iowa s farmers and agricultural communities and the clean energy industry have all been devastated by the COVID 19 shutdown. We need some real leadership in Washington if we are going to get clean energy workers back to work while supporting the economic recovery for agricultural producers as well as the rest of our nation.That s one reason I was pleased to see a bipartisan group of senators introduce the Growing Climate Solutions Act. This bill would help many of the farming communities I work with while at the same time advancing agricultural sustainability. The fact that it has the support of environmental organizations as well as national agriculture groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association and National Pork Producers Council should speak loudly to all members of Iowa s congressional delegation.
The minister also exuded confidence that the renewable energy capacity would touch 510 GW by 2030, including 60 GW of hydro power.In September last year at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced increasing the renewable energy target to 450 GW by 2030 from 175 GW by 2022.Participating in a webinar organised by The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), Singh said, "I would say that by 2030, 60 per cent of our capacity will be from renewables, and that is on a conservative scale. "The minister explained that by 2030, 450 GW of power generation capacity would come from renewables like solar and wind. Besides 60 GW would come from hydro electric power, he said.About the progress on clean energy, he said that India ''s clean energy capacity including under development projects and hydro electric power is around 190 GW, which is more than the targetted 175 GW by 2022.During the webinar, the minister launched a report, titled #8216;Renewable Power Pathways: Modelling the Integration of Wind and Solar in India by 2030 '.The minister also launched a report titled #8216;Bending the Curve: 2025 Forecasts for Electricity Demand by Sector and State in the Light of the COVID Epidemic '.The two reports have been prepared by Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) India, which is a research platform based at the TERI headquarters in New Delhi.
Javadekar, who is the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest amp; Climate Change and Heavy Industries amp; Public Enterprises, took to Twitter to highlight these achievements that included Shaheen Bagh and riots , losing Jyotiraditya and MP , and defending China .
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Mangoes were first cultivated in India 5000 years ago and then the fruit traveled to Southeast Asia between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. In the 10th Century AD, where cultivation began in East Africa, the paisley pattern developed in India is believed to be based on the shape of the mango. It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, while also being the national tree of Bangladesh. The mango is cultivated in most frost free tropical climates, with almost half the world s mango supply harvested in India, with the second largest source being China.
Climate change has brought monumental shifts in weather patterns, fishing zones and migration of fish population to different areas. The phenomenon has impacted the source of livelihood for many in coastal India mdash; pushing them to turn to technological assistance to practice sustainability.Numer8 Analytics Pvt Ltd, a data science firm, has come to their rescue: The firm analysed changes in the cyclical pattern of potential fishing zones in 2018. It found that nearshore fishing zones had drifted away further into the deeper seas.
Search for: Search Menu TopicsNational Security Covid 19 Pandemic Anti extradition Protests Climate Crisis Carrie Lam 2020 Legislative Elections HK Humans Xinjiang Press Freedom Posted inHong Kong New York Times to move a third of Hong Kong staff to Seoul, citing security law and visa trouble by Tom Grundy 09:28, 15 July 202012:35, 15 July 2020 Print The New York Times is to move a third of its Hong Kong staff to the South Korean capital, citing the controversial new security law and trouble securing work visas.