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18/06/2022

The Threat of a Large-Scale Famine

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Disasters Threaten Human Civilization

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John Scales Avery

Among the greatest dangers to human civilization are nuclear war and catastrophic climate change, dangers which also threaten the biosphere.

In addition to these two existential threats, humans also face the threat of an extremely large-scale famine, involving billions of people, rather than millions.

The beginning of this famine, which could involve much of the world’s population by 2050, can already be seen.

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18/06/2022

‘Surprise’ Early Heatwave in Europe, Harbinger of Things to Come

Human Wrongs Watch

17 June 2022 (UN News)*Sweltering conditions in Europe have come earlier than expected this year but the bad news is, they’re the shape of things to come. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the intense heatwave made its way from North Africa.

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WMO Video screen shot | An unusually early and exceptionally intense heatwave has set new temperature records in Europe, posing a major threat to people’s health, agriculture and the environment.
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The UN agency explained that an Atlantic low-pressure system between the Azores and Madeira is fuelling the warm front, pushing it towards western Europe.
18/06/2022

World Has ‘Gambled on Fossil Fuels and Lost’

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The current global economic paradigm of infinite growth based on using up a finite amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, will only deliver a “permanent triple whammy of inflation, climate chaos and conflict”, the UN chief warned on Friday[17 June 2022].

© UNICEF/Frank Dejongh | A girl listens to a solar powered radio in a village in Chad.

António Guterres was addressing the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Washington DC, convened by the United States top climate envoy, John Kerry, and hosted by President Joe Biden.

The meeting included countries representing 80 per cent of global GDP, population, and greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House.

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