Archive for October 28th, 2022


More Bad News for the Planet: Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit New Highs

WMO records biggest increase in methane concentrations since start of measurements.



Geneva/New York, 26 October (WMO)* – In yet another ominous climate change warning, atmospheric levels of the three main greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide all reached new record highs in 2021, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory, tantamount to ‘settler-colonialism’: UN expert

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — Israel’s occupation is illegal and indistinguishable from a “settler-colonial” situation, which must end, as a pre-condition for Palestinians to exercise their right to self-determination, the UN’s independent expert on the occupied Palestinian territory said on Thursday [].

The separation wall in occupied Palestinian territory.
UN News/Shirin Yaseen | The separation wall in occupied Palestinian territory.

“For over 55 years, the Israeli military occupation has prevented the realisation of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people, violating each component of that right and wilfully pursuing the ‘de-Palestinianisation’ of the occupied territory,” said Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, in her report to the UN General Assembly.

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