Archive for January 5th, 2022

05/01/2022

How Do Greenhouse Gases Actually Warm the Planet?

Human Wrongs Watch

5 January 2022 (UNEP)* — Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – the atmospheric gases responsible for causing global warming and climatic changeare critical to understanding and addressing the climate crisis. Despite an initial dip in global GHG emissions due to COVID-19, the United Nations Environment Programme’s latest Emissions Gap Report (EGR) estimates that emissions rebounded to near-2019 levels in 2021.

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05/01/2022

Harsh Winter Fuels Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

(UN News)* — UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday [4 January 2022] that a harsh winter in Afghanistan is aggravating already severe conditions faced by millions across the country.

© UNICEF/ Siegfred Modola | Smoke rises from the chimneys of houses in a camp for displaced people during a harsh winter in Afghanistan.
In the past 24 hours, heavy snowfall and rain have impacted a number of areas, disrupting flights to and from Kabul Airport, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“Further snow and low temperatures are forecast in the coming days”, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told journalists at the daily briefing for correspondents in New York.

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