Archive for October 26th, 2020

26/10/2020

Climate Change Increasingly Threatens Human Health, Food and Water Security and Socio-Economic Development in Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

Multi-agency report highlights the current and future state of the climate in Africa

26 October 2020 (WMO)*Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent.

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26/10/2020

A Critical U.S. Election

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Why the 2020 Election Is So Important

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John Scales Avery

Here is a quotation from Bernie Sanders:

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. According to documented reports he has told more than 20,000 lies and distortions since he has been president. This is, obviously, deeply disturbing behavior for anyone who is president of the United States.

But what is even more disturbing is that Trump is now using his lies and misinformation to sow confusion and chaos in the election process and undermine American democracy. In other words, he does not intend to accept the results of the election if he loses and leave office voluntarily. This is not just a constitutional crisis. This is a threat to everything this country stands for.

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26/10/2020

Used Vehicles Get a Second Life in Africa – But at What Cost?

26 October 2020 (UNEP)* — Resting against its open boot, surrounded by fresh pumpkins, sweet potatoes and other vegetables, a smiling Mwangi, 34, explained how it has transformed his life. Thanks to this unlikely saviour, he is now a trader, shopkeeper and entrepreneur.

Rush hour traffic in Nairobi CBD, KenyaPhoto: UNEP/Duncan Moore / 26 Oct 2020

“I have changed to a career as a businessman. I use my car to sell foodstuffs. I go to the village, buy food and then I come here and sell it,” he said, gesturing around a market in Nairobi.

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26/10/2020

UN Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Set to Enter into Force in January

Human Wrongs Watch

25 October 2020 (UN News)* — In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on 22 January, after Honduras became the 50th Member State to ratify on Saturday [25 October 2020].

US Government | An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952.
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