Archive for October 23rd, 2021

23/10/2021

Despite Climate Crisis, Politicians Will Double the Production of Energy from Fossil Fuels

Human Wrongs Watch

NAIROBI, Oct 21 2021 (IPS)* – In a time when the world’s scientific community sounds louder, and stronger than ever, the alarm about the fast growing climate crisis and its destructive impacts, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030.

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The world’s governments plan to produce around 110% more fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C, and 45% more than consistent with 2°C. Credit: Bigstock

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23/10/2021

Climate Change: How 1.300 Billion Africans Cause Least But Suffer Most

MADRID, Oct 20 2021 (IPS)* – While Africa reportedly causes just 4 percent of global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —an acidic colourless gas with a density about 53% higher than that of dry air, causing climate change—, this vast continent, home to over 1.300 billion inhabitants in 52 countries, bears the heaviest brunt of 80 percent of the climate crisis destructive impacts.
 

Increased weather and climate variability is disrupting lives and economies in the continent;. Credit: Campbell Easton/IPS

See some of the most outstanding climate crisis negative consequences for Africa, as cited by a major multi-organisation report: The State of the Climate in Africa 2020, elaborated by World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) through the Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), UN agencies, and international and regional scientific organisations and released on 19 October 2021:

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